Practice Does Make Perfect

I’ve been making the time to play my guitar more often recently, and like everyone says, practice does make perfect.

Because I’m a long time Metallica fan, (and possibly a masochist too) I’ve started to learn Master Of Puppets.

It’s proving very difficult and typical of Metallica, very technical. However, from not being able to play it at all a few weeks ago, I’m pleased to be making significant progress.

Previously I tended to learn something or play something up until the tricky bit, and then moved on to something else. This time I’m determined to be able to play it all the through.

In addition to Master Of Puppets, I’m also learning The Sentinel by Judas Priest.

I have never been a Judas Priest fan, but after hearing The Sentinal on the unmissable (if you like decent metal) Unto The Locust album by Machine Head I thought I’d give it a go.

It’s not as difficult as it sounds, and relatively straight forward too. It’s fun to play and again, I can tell I getting better at it.

My SG and Blackstar HT1-R amp are definitely my favourites at the moment. I might consider a better distortion pedal at some point too. I’ve got lots of overdrives and a booster but no distortion pedal.

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