Stiff and clumsy…

It’s been a bit rough today… after I gave my fingers a few days break, I found them to be really clumsy today. I assume, though, that is nothing to do with the days off – more with the fact that my left index finger has been hurting quite a lot all throughout the day today, and I think I’ve been subconsciously trying to not strain it too much because of it. Along with the pain there was a weird sense of stiffness in the first joint –  very uncomfortable. I am not sure where it came from, but I think this is probably a flare-up of my old issue, which may or may not be the early stages of arthritis. It hasn’t bothered me in years, actually… but then I also haven’t used my fingers the way I do now in years. Really hope it won’t get any worse.

I tripled my daily goal alright… but it doesn’t feel like I’ve done much of anything at all, for some reason. I finally finished the Knowledge Path, albeit not gold starring everything. Mission “Keys & Grooves”, exercise “12 Steps”, Part 3 – WHAT THE HELL, seriously??? Yousician hasn’t managed to frustrate me this much ever since starting on this journey… EVER. My fretting hand is hopelessly overwhelmed – completely confused, and absolutely unable to do what it’s supposed to. Even in practice mode, at 30% speed. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I had to stop before starting to scream in frustration with this exercise.

Let’s try this again tomorrow.

I have, by the way, updated my subscription today – to a yearly one. So exciting!


LEAD | Start The Lead Guitar Path (51/51) | Fret Master (45/45) > Level 2 > Fretting Positions (39/39) | Fretboard Workout (39/39) > Level 3 > Four Fingers (42/42) > Pinky Challenge (57/57) > Level 4 > Picking Down & Up (51/51) > Picking Control (48/48) > Level 5 > Hammer & Pull (60/60) > Legato Lead (49/54) > Level 6 > Slides  (in progress)

KNOWLEDGE | Start The Knowledge Path (24/24) | Ear Puzzles: Up & Down > Level 2 > The Musical Alphabet (30/30) > Ear Puzzles: Smaller Steps > Level 3 > Sharps & Flats (27/27) > Ear Puzzles: Melodies > Level 4 > Know Your Fretboard > Ear Puzzles: Half Steps > Level 5 > Keys & Grooves (52/54)

RHYTHM | Start The Rhythm Guitar Path (48/48) | Cowboy Chords 1: E, Em, Am (30/30) > Level 2 > Cowboy Chords 2: C (51/51) | Cowboy Chords 3: G (36/36) > Level 3 > Power Chords (57/57) > Cowboy Chords 4: D & A (117/117) > Level 4 > Moveable Power Chords (69/69) | Cowboy Chords: F & Dm (63/63) > Level 5 > Broken Chords (51/66) | Strumming Challenge (89/90) > Level 6 > Fancy Chords (in progress)

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