Jimi Hendrix practices guitar backstage

2. Practice Makes Perfect

Whatever skill it is that you’re trying to master, just keep practicing. Although Hendrix is still considered the greatest guitarist that ever lived, it was through hard work and dedication as much as natural talent. This quote from Jimi pretty much sums it up:

“It was so hard for me at first. I knew about three songs, and when it was time for us to play onstage I was all shaky, so I had to play behind the curtains. I just couldn’t get up in front. And then you get so very discouraged. You hear different bands playing around you, and the guitar player always seems like he’s so much better than you are.

Most people give up at this point, but it’s best not to. Just keep on, just keep on. Sometimes you are going to be so frustrated you’ll hate the guitar, but all of this is just a part of learning. If you stick with it you’re going to be rewarded. If you’re very stubborn you can make it.”