You've all seen those ads "Play Guitar in 5 minutes", "Be a Rock God today", "Learn guitar, make a million bucks and marry Jennifer Lopez". They appeal to our desire for instant gratification and while I'm not suggesting for a second this happens in our community, it doesn't, there is a temptation to see our instruments as something of a shortcut.
Have you ever entertained the thought that learning music is something that's just not for you? That some people can do it and other's just can't? That some people just have a gift and they're the only ones that can get any good at it? Well there's some truth in that.
After reading another piece 'somewhere' on the internet about the evils of learning music theory I progressed on to the rhythm studies workshop at LearnCigarBoxGuitar.com.
The arguments usually posed are that you don't really need it, the old guys never used it, Hendrix didn't read music, or it's all too hard and I couldn't be bothered. I've even heard people say that it detracts from your playing because it somehow hampers your intuition. Madness, knowledge never hurt anyone.