Hello everyone. Most of the time I’m a silent reader and I occasionally offer some feedback on tommo’s stuff , but this time around I’m looking to start a general discussion around playing guitar at a high level.
I never wanted to make it big (or believed on doing that), I mean being famous, rich, etc. My life goal musically is to make a guitar oriented record that I’m proud of, even if I’m the only person paying for it.
Lately with enormous academic pressure I left guitar playing a bit behind, I’m just trying not to get any worse to be honest!
While I’m studying, I ofter listen to a “shred” playlist I made on Spotify and I’m thinking “wow, this sounds fantastic, with my current discipline and lifestyle I will never play like that”.
Soooo, after all that introduction, I have a question for the “advanced” players around here. Since most of you have day jobs, families, etc, how did you develop your chops at that level? I’ve heard recordings of people here who are at a very high level, but they’re everyday normal guys like me, with many things to do during the day other than practicing. Any advice?
For the record, the song that made me think of all this was this one: