Emotions, Guitar, Learning, Life

Not Playing My Tune

I got to bed late because I am struggling with learning guitar.  Just to wake up to find out that someone has tried to hack my email account.  So I spent the first 20 minutes or so trying to verify my email and get my password changed.  I need to practice more with my guitar but trying to learn to read music and learn to play is difficult for me.  I was getting more and more frustrated as I went along.  It didn’t help that I was having problems with the quiz and every time I got one wrong (which was A LOT) the note asked if I needed to go back to review the lesson in week 5.  Week 5?  This was supposed to be a week 4 quiz?!  After not passing for like the 5th or 6th time I gave up on it.  I sent a message to the forum about it.

As a result I am loath to pick up my guitar to practice.  I feel too frustrated and overwhelmed with the whole thing.  I had planned to try again this morning after I finish this and go to Writing.com but I am dragging my feet.  I even rewatched all the videos from week 4 to try to get things straight in my head.  How did Mom do this?  I want to badly to learn to play but I am ready to throw it all in at this point.  And I don’t feel good practicing around Chris because he is so good.  It’s all me not him.  He will give pointers if I ask but he is so much better than I and that adds to the frustration.  He doesn’t read music but he can teach himself a song by listening to it.  He has learned classical pieces as well as more modern ones.  He taught himself “Little Wing” by Stevie Ray Vaughn as well as Tesla’s “Love Song” (to name a few).  Yes I know he spent hours upon hours when he was a kid practicing.  That doesn’t help me now.

The snow feels non stop as well.  Plow trucks were going through last night as late as 11pm last night.  They haven’t done that in a few years.  They were back at it early today as well.  I was going to try to head into town to do some running but I don’t know whereas I want to be out in this mess.  I could wait til tomorrow if need be.  I just don’t want to not take the kids (my dogs) because I know they are going a bit stir crazy like me.  Although we did run to the store yesterday.  Maybe I will chance it. Then I can stay home tomorrow.  We’ll see.  I won’t go anywhere til Chris gets up anyway.

Thanks for listening.  I suppose I’d better go and practice my guitar.  I can do this….

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