Just Move On

Do you have that one (at least) little thing that you seem to get hung up on?
For some people it’s the first time they try to play a difficult chord like F… for others it’s barre chords… it could be something as elementary as the open position C chord.
It all depends on where you are at in your guitar playing journey, but the reality is that we’re all built a little different and the details that trip you up aren’t likely to be the same things that trip up the next person.
But I will tell you that if you ask 100 guitar players that can now play an open C chord easily if they could play it easily the first time they tried.. at least 99 of them would say “no way.”
So the first thing to remember is, if you’re hung up on something like that, you’re not the first and you certainly won’t be the last.
And while it might seem next to impossible now, clearly it’s not going to be that way forever or no one would ever get past it – and you will too.
But most importantly, don’t let that one little thing stop you from moving on to new things.
If you have a piece of music memorized and you can play it fairly well except for maybe that one spot or that one chord never sounds quite right, that’s ok… MOVE ON.
Its ok.  Dont feel bad about it.  There is no need to feel guilty or less adequate and certainly no one else is going to pass judgement on you.
Continuing to work on other things will help your technique in general, and when you come back to that song or lesson in a couple of weeks, you may find it’s pretty easy now and that one little sore spot is gone… or going away at the very least.
Above all, just keep playing and continuing to try new things while continuing to play some of your old things.
No one ever got worse playing their guitar more 🙂
Maybe it’s direction and guidance that you are having trouble with.  Spend some time perusing around Six String Madness.  We have a ton of great resources to help you on your guitar journey including many free ones and recommendations on the best guitar courses to elevate your playing to a whole new level.