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aliasmaximus
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aliasmaximus
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03/04/2022 3:42 am

Hey Olive,

As someone accomplished in the art of quitting guitar repeatedly, I've tried playing songs exclusively and I've tried just learning music theory and technique exclusively. Both will lead to aggravation, frustration and a lot of wasted time. I don't have anything more to add to what the previous posters have so astutely stated but I can reiterate with confidence that you need to do both. You will get much further, much faster if you engage in this site's excellent Guitar Fundamentals 1 & 2 courses [u]and[/u] work on some beginner songs. It will also result in more overall enjoyment, the lack of which is truly a recipe for quitting. It took me 50 years to figure that out. By engaging in course work and learning songs simultaneously, I'm finally well on my way to acquiring some real skills and enjoying the ride.

Nicolai