Learning at late ages

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Re: Learning at late ages

Post by TRGuitar » May 26th, 2012, 11:21 am

Ummmm ... been playing since I was 17, never stopped, if you could call what I did at first playing. It started sounding like music when I was 18. :oops: Guess that's the point of this thread isn't it. Within a year I was playing bar chords without giving them a thought. My learning curve at 51 is a littler slower, except for guitar. I can learn new stuff on guitar in minutes, I just can't remember it the next day is all. :lol:
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Re: Learning at late ages

Post by Cat » May 27th, 2012, 1:21 am

TRGuitar wrote:Ummmm ... I can learn new stuff on guitar in minutes, I just can't remember it the next day is all. :lol:
Embarrassing...but TRUE! Ha!

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Re: Learning at late ages

Post by Vic Lewis VL » May 29th, 2012, 4:17 am

One thing I've learned as I've got older.....

I'm getting better at remembering riffs, chords, even solos.....I can play the same solo pretty much note-for-note every time I play the song. What I do have trouble remembering is lyrics.....songs I've known for almost 50 years in some cases! Came to play "Bad Moon Rising" the other night while a friend was around....remembered the first verse, then a total blank. Funny thing is, I can remember the lyrics when the song's on the radio.

As for my own lyrics.....well, out of the 150-plus songs I've written inspired by the SSG, I play between 25-30 of them on a fairly regular basis, at least 3 or 4 of them per day. But I'd bet out of those 150-plus songs I couldn't remember the lyrics to more than half-a-dozen of them without prompting!

Pity we can't be more selective about memories....."Okay, I'll delete the first marriage completely.....that'll free up a few terrabytes of space....."

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