Well, got a couple of hours under my fingers tonight. It was a good night.
I didn’t do anything really technical, nor was I very deliberate in my practice. I simply practiced a lot of songs, over and over and over.
I did video record myself. It’s an exceedingly awkward process. The audio quality sucks and the video lags.
I’m using a Logitech HD 1080P camera of some sort to record the video and the audio. I’ll certainly have to figure out how to better capture video if I’m going to post any of my progress. I don’t mind being scrutinized for the quality of my playing, but I don’t really feel like getting bashed for the quality of the audio and video.
As I stated above, recording yourself is an awkward process. It’s not so much that I feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, but I’m distracted by both the camera and video playback as I record what I’m doing. It’ll take some getting used to, but I’ll manage. It’ll just take some time.
On another note, I realize why I miss playing guitar. When I was playing guitar consistently for a period of time some years ago, I would experience these moments when I played that were meditative in nature. I achieved a state of mindfulness, a state of being present in the current moment, tonight. It’s an amazing feeling. I’m sure other people have these experiences when they play. They’re hard to quantify. For me, the best way to describe what is going on at these moments is deep connectedness and presence. There’s an insane clarity and comfort that is achieved.
Anyway…tonight was fun. I blasted through quite a few songs tonight. Here’s what I played:
Agenda for October 25, 2018
- Everybody Hurts – REM
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- Take It Easy – Eagles
- Blackbird – The Beatles
- Tin Man – America
- Horse With No Name – America
- Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Today’s Time: 2+ hours
Total Time: 6 hours
Time Remaining: 9,994 hours