Hi everyone. Backstory: I traded an auto-detail for some introductory guitar lessons from a friend. At the time, when I could’ve been excited about entering the guitar world, it gave me extreme hesitation and anxiety. When I’m in, I go all in. New hobbies consume my thoughts and most of my free time (which is minimal). So, of course, I ended up buying my first guitar (red Strat), and it was off to the races since February this year. I have literally played (poorly) every day since day one. EVERY DAY. I had a couple more in-person intro lessons on the basics. But otherwise, I am self-taught. I don’t watch “How to play this song” videos. Ultimate Guitar, a scales and blues licks books are my main resources. This week: I reached out to a friend that plays very technical and asked about 1-4-5 progression. That’s been my wall. Obvious to many…oblivious to me. He sent this: Now, I’ve have this printed out for months and look at it occasionally, but it wasn’t clicking. For some reason, now it does. I’m not locked into the cowboy-chord box anymore. I can be spontaneous and noodle around and it actually sounds decent! I just wanted to share this because perhaps you experienced this learning an instrument or learning to read music. I fit into the category of, “I have to do it, to learn it.” I’ve watched some videos and spoken with music professionals, but I didn’t understand. Now I do. Hallelujah! Just don’t ask me to play you something, yet.