there's nothing like playing guitar for almost 20 years and discovering that while you can sound good to an untrained ear, and play semi-slop runs and sweeps, your actual technique is utter crap when you try to master even rudimentary drills like the ones mr. vandenburg has in his "art of picking part 1" article. my left-right synchro is a mess.
i've played and gotten by on slop for so long, and have always just played along with songs and never really learned the whole thing that i've gotten myself into a world of trouble with bad technique.
now i'm faced with trying to blow apart everything i know and rebuilding from the ground up. this is going to be ugly, humiliating, and i very well may not make it! i probably won't be posting much, and will just be doing a lot of reading and practicing. i just had to post and bitch about it.
does anyone have any words of encouragement or faced a similar situation?
thanks and hello to everyone