The calluses on the fingertips of my left hand are developing nicely and I can now play my New Love for longer than 15 minutes at a time.
No one wants to be described as hard skinned and insensitive. There's a premium placed on being open and sensitive and well, soft.
But calluses allow one to play the guitar for longer periods of time without pain - the only way to gain the proficiency to make music. I think the same applies more generally as well - the necessity of toughness to create something sweet.
The Ever-Changing View: What I've Been Playing - I have this new thing--I have a lot of new things--which is that I play the piano, and often sing, every day. I tried working on classical pieces I already...
6 months ago