Ok, so I had been really brushing up on my guitar playing a huge degree lately, and although I've been playing a long time, I had been afraid of asking things, asking for help or advice. For the longest time, I tried to keep quiet about not knowing any theory or anything, mainly because I was embarrassed or ashamed. But I guess now I've just been aching to make a serious go of things and really learn my instrument, while not being afraid of feeling inadequate, if that makes sense?
One of my biggest problems has always been a serious lack of focus when learning a song, and to this day, I know a lot of various riffs but very few whole songs. The only time I didn't have this issue was when playing in a band and we were working on some original material, but on my own I just seem to have the problem of losing focus, getting frustrated or just getting bored and working on something else.
I'm not even sure if this is something that's easily helped but big thanks to anyone who has any advice.
I have the same problem. Mainly because I don't get much gratification from playing covers.
I had to get over this when while I was at college for music. The biggest thing that helped me was when I stopped focusing on learning the music and started focusing on how I can make it my own thru dynamics, tone, and phrasing.