I came here a while back looking to start the Violin and got waylaid by a logical statement by my wife that was if you want to play music, why not play your guitar again. So I did, then I finally got permission to play the violin and after this post I realized how much work it would be, not that I thought it would be easy but I just did not take into account how much time it took in reference to how much time I do not have in my day. So I once again focused on the guitar but I was finding, much like years ago, no matter how much I tried to convince myself otherwise, I even tried that in this post I just couldn’t get myself back to playing classical, I was just not enjoying playing. And I was telling myself that I needed to practice first before I did anything else and all that did was stop me from playing anything at all. I was at best mediocre on classical guitar many years ago and I was not even that good now and I just had no desire to work that hard for mediocrity.
I then thought about this post and I went out and bought that recorder (finally) and a book on how to play and started messing around with it and I have to say I rather like it. I am actually enjoying learning it, I am horrible, but I like it. And surprisingly I am back at playing the steel string guitar and working on stuff I use to play and on the standard steel string I was above average, not great, but not bad and although I need work its fun to play again. It isn’t classical but I like it (Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Jethro Tull, Rush, etc.) Heck I even picked my Mandolin up again and started playing it.
Thanks to all for putting up with me and my questions and I apologize if I wasted anyone’s time.