this might come off as a weird question or maybe even stupid, but I kinda struggle with the following issue. I am playing guitar for 2 years now, and thanks to Justin’s great lessons I have reached grade 3. Even though I settled down on guitar, finally, at the ripe age of 31 for many, many years I meddled with synthesizer and tired to make some songs with DAW. Although it never sticked for more than month, then I’d sell MIDI keyboard/synth, do nothing for year, and then repeat the cycle. Recently after watching one movie and hearing nice piano soundtrack, I got craving to try to buy synthesizer and try myself at piano (it has many other tones, aside piano, as well). So what is the problem you may ask?
The problem is that I worry I’d end up again just changing from one instrument to another and actually never master any. Jack of all trades, master of none thing. With usually chores and obligations of adult life I’m unsure I’d ever reach anything near mastery of guitar, let alone more instruments. I know I’m not old, and the usual trope “You’re never too old”, but I’m not any younger and if I play 30 more years to my mid 60es I’d like to be proficient at least in one instrument. It’s just a hobby and I do not intend on joining band and be next superstar, but I’d really love to be proficient and compose my own songs. If life lasts 1000 years, I’d have no issue jumping from guitar, to piano, to violins… I just don’t have enough time. On best of days I can afford 2 hours of practice a day. I can already feel that after meddling bit with piano, I’d like to try violin, than bagpipes… The amount of choice often makes me feel miserable (not only with instruments, but that’s not the topic). So perhaps my question would be:
How do you stick to guitar when you feel doing some other hobby instead or playing some other instrument? And I wonder if anyone of you tried playing piano after learning guitar? I heard that the real problem is separating hands (one of the reason I sold all that keyboards) and that piano is easy to start but gets harder later on, whilst guitar is harder to start but gets easier later (I also agree to it, as now in grade 3 I finally feel guitar isn’t anymore mental/physical struggle).
As end note, I must say I really admire musicians who can put so much dedication in craft and give up on other hobbies/stuff in life. Like, 8+ hours of practice on instrument for whole lifetime… That’s some serious determination and willpower.