I’ve been a passionate guitar player since the age of 14.
Ever since I started playing the guitar, I have considered having good technique as an essential requirement for musicians to be able to express themselves through their music, but it can also be one of the hardest obstacles to overcome. When the technique is mastered, the relationship between a musician and his/her instrument becomes more intense and engaging.
I vividly remember how frustrated I felt when, after finishing university, I started working full time: all of a sudden, I had very little time left for playing and practicing guitar, and I noticed that my technique was getting worse and worse as time went by.
As a fan of fusion music and progressive metal, losing command of technique was a huge problem for me: when I picked up the guitar, I had to choose whether to use the little spare time I had to study harmony or improve my technique, which meant I always had to give up on one or the other.