I’ve started playing guitar quite a bit recently. This is nothing new, I’ve been playing guitar since I was a teenager. I took a few guitar lessons when I was in like 2nd grade, and then again when I was in middle school. Then, when I was in high school I picked it up and played a lot. I spent hours and hours in my room annoying my brother by playing the same chords over and over again.
Recently I’ve been really enjoying learning new songs on the guitar. I think I’ve followed a somewhat typical path in learning and playing guitar. Obviously at first I made progress really quickly, but then I felt like my progress really stalled for the past few years. I wasn’t playing as much, and when I did I just played the same songs over and over again.
In the past few months I’ve been learning new songs from artists that I didn’t really listen to much before. I watched this video of John Mayer performing at NAMM 2021, and have really enjoyed learning some John Mayer songs.
I’ve read that guitar players typically progress quickly at first before reaching a stagnant period and then after awhile they start making progress again. I hope that I can continue to grow as a player over the next year.