Has anyone ever noticed a relation between their playing and their speaking style? I’ve always had a stutter and have gotten better over the years to the point most people don’t notice, but if I try to speed up I get stuck on words like mad. Certain vowel and consonants are worse than others just like certain guitar licks. I feel the same sensation between both when I get stuck on a phrase or not even being able to start a phrase speaking or playing. It feels like no matter the time and practice I’ve put in over 30 years playing I can’t crack the code and feel maybe it’s just how I’m hardwired? I’m so motivated to get better, but so want to say forget it, my brain just won’t let me.
If I didn’t have this speech issue I’d just doubt my practice habits, but since I’ve always spoken this way it’s make this a cop out that I don’t want. I haven’t gotten to that point of giving up, but the hours I spend trying sometimes start to feel pointless.
I wish someone would studied this topic since I’m certain there is correlation. Too bad Troy isn’t a speech therapist too. H’ed be perfect to head up this research.