planetluvver wrote:Thank you for the kind replies.
I struggle with a bit of a chip on my shoulder, feeling that I don't have any talent, and because of that do not "deserve" to make music. In hindsight, I think that I was likely the only person in the group guitar class with no musical experience.
I think that belonging to this forum, and participating in a musical community will be helpful in getting me through the rough patches.
I struggle with much the same issues. Gets tough, and revert to the.."I just dont have the talent to do it" and start to give up. The problem with that, is it sticks around after you get better also..... But you need to fight it. Learn that others are not being as hard on yourself as you are. Eaven if you can only play one song, or a few basic chords, you are a better player then over 90% of the people in the world!!! Stick to it, and get a song or two under your belt, and it feels better. When you get down with your playing and think you suck, and want to give up... go to that song or two, and play, and sing along. It does help get you through those times of selfdoupt!!