If you would go on the internet and search for a top ten list of things not to do when trying to learn how to play the guitar, then... you would have a pretty accurate description of my attempts to learn how to play the guitar:
- Using way to much distortion ✓
...so I could not hear what I was actually doing.
- Practicing with the song playing ✓
....so I overreached by going too fast too soon.
- Repeating the same bits over and over again ✓
....so I never improved or learned something new.
- Yeah, I did them all.
As a result, I put in a lot of time and it never really went anywhere. Still, there where bright moments where I was enjoying myself. On a few occasions I even recorded it.