Been a guitar student for a little over five years, and my progress has stalled. Feel as though I've hit a brick wall regarding speed and accuracy. Have a tremendous amount of performance anxiety, especially when others are listening. Additionally, the tension I feel in my hands, both of them, is excessive.
Wondering if anyone else is suffering from the same issues, and has any solutions to offer? I have no desire to quit, simply would like to improve. I practice about 4-5 nights a week, about 45 minutes a day. Currently working on "Running Down a Dream" by Tom Petty, and feel it should be much easier for me at this point, but regardless I am still struggling. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.