I can’t believe I was able to play this arrangement. I usually find basic versions of fiddle tunes to play on guitar. I shy away from intermediate versions because I don’t feel confident with them yet . In fact, all the tunes in my repertoire are of basic versions. I feel very confident with basic versions and I do my best to get a good tone and sustainable long notes and etc. Even though they are basic versions, I do my best to make them sound as good as possible.
Anyways, I found this intermediate version of Cherokee Shuffle, and to my surprise it was easy to learn. I’ve been working on it for a week. Today I was working at playing the full song together, because I usually break songs up into pieces, and BAM! I was able to do it. Although, I’m still going to work on this specific tune because I barely got it under my fingers.
It’s so fun to play! I can sit there for hours just looping this arrangement. I’m just so full with joy because I never thought that I would be able to play like this. That’s the best way that I can describe it: Joy. It feels like something more , but ‘joy’ seems to be the best word to use.
I wanted to share this moment with you guys because I know some of you might relate. It’s a feeling of accomplishment and that maybe I AM doing something right hahah! It’s also a confidence booster too because now I feel like I can take on other intermediate versions of tunes.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this post. And also thanks too @BanjoBen and @Jake for making this possible. You guys have definitely played a big part in my guitar-playing development. Thank you thank you thank you , from the bottom of my heart.