As I try to learn the fretboard completely I keep thinking about how hard learning guitar really is. I'm not sure about other instruments, but I know on piano for instance there is one way to play a C major scale. I think most horn instruments are like that too (I might be wrong). I'm sure this issue is found on all string instruments. Guitar has the fortune of using an odd tuning to complicate things further also. Anyway I'm just curious about how many different ways there are to play things on guitar. Sure we get to use patterns, but there's so many different ways to play things that its a catch 22.