So, do you think you keep improving when you get older, or are the formative years decisive and define your hability as a player?
When you're older you don't have as much time to practice, so... Also, the physical aspects of it, I don't know if they are important... Do you get errrrr, slower? Do you keep improving? Are you a better player at 40 than you were at 20?
Got back at playing the guitar and my progress and motivation seem to have stopped. Worried that at 37 I'm too old to reach an acceptable level of playing. Should I just quit? Again?
Would like to hear your thoughts on this.
It's not that you CAN'T get better at 37 or 47 or 57 or 67. It's just that most people don't put in the time to get better once they exceed a certain age.
I'm a much much much better player now than I was at 17 or 20 or 22, but I was a better player at 27 or 28 than I am now. And that has nothing to do with age. That simply has to do with the fact that I was in a technical metal band that practiced every week and played at least 1-2 shows a month, so I was playing guitar and writing songs way way more then than I am now.
I think it's that simple personally.
Whether you quit or not is up to you. I play about 1/10th now as I did 5 or 6 years ago, but I wouldn't dream in 100 years of "quitting."