I'm not young, but I'm new to guitar playing. I started 3 years ago with lessons that were the basics. E and A chord shapes, I IV V progressions etc. Not much open chords or the "cowboy chords" as I've heard them described. So I got the barre chords down and can play random progressions and a few chord progressions from a few classic songs. That took 18 months. FFWD to a now. A new teacher is teaching me challenging blues riffs. Sweet Home Chicago and other blues tunes that have me going from the 2nd to the 12th fret and back and forth all over the neck. Then I watch Austin City Limits and I see someone barely move their hands, just a couple of fingers, and they're playing songs. On stage. Next song a capo comes out and it's a few small hand movements and another great song. On stage, live, and on TV. Great stuff that looks easy. Am I missing something? Should I have learned to play like that first? It's taking me weeks to get a few bars of this all over the neck playing to sound, well, barely listenable.