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by Lee Santiva March. 24, 2019 285 views
Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, USA

Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, USA

I took guitar lessons for three years starting at age 9 and then I quit abruptly and never picked up a guitar again.

My brother, who is two years younger than me, started learning the guitar after I had a couple of years of lessons. Within three months he was playing the same songs better than me. It was a hard lesson for me to learn that even if you have a great interest, if you have no talent, no amount of hard work will make up for it.

My brother has played rock music in a cover band for over 35 years now and is still active. He has a collection of over 16 guitars which includes this Gibson Sunburst. I never thought to photograph them, maybe the next time I visit him, I'll get the chance.

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Bob Rosenberg 2 years, 2 months ago

Interesting story.  In my youth, when my Dad started us on organ lessons, in his mind (and forcefully ours) it was like school.  We had to attend school every day, and we had to take organ lessons.  We had to do homework every day, and we had to practice for 30 minutes every day.  We no more had the option to quit music than we had to quit school.  It just never occurred to us to try to quit.  I think that had a lot to do with my brother and I getting to be professionals down the road.  But thinking of my own inability to do ANY kind of artistic drawing, I cannot argue with your position on "talent".

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 2 years, 2 months ago

Hi Bob thanks for also sharing your story as well. I think it was great that our parents could afford to pay for lessons and encouraged us to try things out. I switched from guitar to horseback riding and loved it!!! 
I haven‘t gone riding in about 20 years not sure whether I can ride anymore since I have back issues.

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Lee Santiva 2 years, 2 months ago

My wife has what is called a "gaited horse".  It's a trait that some horses are born with.  As you know, the trot is the bounciest gait that a horse does.  Well, on my wife's gaited guy, you could trot down the road with a full champagne glass and not spill a drop.  If you do decide to try riding again, see if you can find a gaited horse.

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