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I still remember what it felt like to hear Chet Atkins for the first time. I was delighted...but a little overwhelmed. I could tell what he was doing...more or less...but I couldn't do it. So, I played along with him as best I could... which wasn't much at first. As I played, my ear improved and I began to fill in the gaps. And I made up a few things to fill in for what I couldn't figure out.
As Tommy Emmanuel would say, "Get to work!" And as soon as you have a tune worked out, play it for somebody. There's nothing better than sharing your love of music.