Bad Luck – Guitar

Sometimes you just can’t catch a break. This one involves music.

Over the weekend, I fired up the guitar and did some warm ups. Then I tried what I had tried 1000 times before. Alternate picking. The 999 times before it sucked. I couldn’t get my right hand and left hand synchronized, and I was over-thinking the right hand motions, screwing it all up.

Last weekend? It clicked. It flowed, the licks rolled off fluid, and smoothly. Not Paul Gilbert smooth, but definitely a breakthrough.

Of course, now my arthritis has acted up, and I can’t play at all.

Why the hell couldn’t I have had this breakthrough 20 years ago?

What’s next, a breakthrough in sweep picking?