I've finally hit on something that's kick-started my interest in playing. I've been feeling guilty for a while that I didn't seem to be playing often. I've became painfully aware of what happens when I get out of shape when I did an evening on bass with another guitar player.....No callouses left, so my fingertips were like raw hamburger, plus I had hand cramps for days afterwards. I thought originally that I needed to learn tab, just because it would be new to me and hopefully gratifying. I ended up setting the idea aside, but a video I came across a few days ago gave me the answer. Found a song I wanted to learn but when I actually watched the video, it turned out to be in open G. (I'd always stayed away from alternate tunings, believing that until I'd mastered standard tuning, I shouldn't try to do something else) Anyway, I picked out a guitar, my Tele with P90's, and turned it into a permanent open-G tuning. It's turned out to be a hell of a lot more challenging because the chord fingerings aren't the same, and some of the chord positions don't come naturally to the way my hands move. I've been picking up the guitar, 10 or 15 minutes at a time, several times a day and it's coming easier, in spite of arthritis. How about you guys......Was there something new or different that really jump-started your playing?