Practicing, What do do when it's crap
Lester
Feb 11 2016, 10:32 PM
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Hi guys,

I guess we all have them: those days when you pick up your guitar to practice and it's just crap.
Maybe because you're tired or anything.
I was wondering what you guys do on those days? just practice anyways? other habbits? smile.gif

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Feb 11 2016, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (Lester @ Feb 11 2016, 03:32 PM) *
Hi guys,

I guess we all have them: those days when you pick up your guitar to practice and it's just crap.
Maybe because you're tired or anything.
I was wondering what you guys do on those days? just practice anyways? other habbits? smile.gif

Lester


I actually find that if I practice music from one of the bands I'm playing with that'll I'll level out a bit and get into the flow. I always sit down and try to write, which isn't always best for me, but if I sit down with either a pre-written band track or lick/theory/documentary video about music I find that I can ease into actual practice pretty well. If I'm tired though...whooooof...probably need the break!

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Phil66
Feb 11 2016, 11:54 PM
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It's different for me every time I get one of those days but I always try to break through.
Sometimes I soldier on and then it picks up and I'm back on it, other times I really struggle and think "what's the point? Why am I bothering?" I then give up on my practise time and go and spend extra time with my wife smile.gif but you can guarantee when that happens, I am twice as hungry the next day.
Just do what you feel you should do and your heart will guide you smile.gif
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Lester
Feb 15 2016, 08:40 AM
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Thanks guys, great input as allways! smile.gif

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Feb 15 2016, 10:04 AM
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On days where the practice motivation is low I go back to foundational things that I can just drill, like scale sequences, triads and arpeggios, Alt picking exercises

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Feb 15 2016, 01:52 PM
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If I don't feel like concentrating myself on learning new stuff I simply don't. I used to force myself into it in the past but I don't do that anymore. Instead I relax and jam to tracks that I like. On sucha moment that might very well be Blues jam tracks. They allways work well for me. That way playing guitar remains a fun thing to do, which should be our primary goal. At the end of that "jam session" I sometimes play the licks that I actualy needed to study (but didn't want to), at a comfortable speed for 20 minutes or so. That way, I still get them in my fingers and have the satisfaction that I still did something.
Next day (or the next...) when I feel ready and hungry for studying new material or try to beat that speed record, I sharpen my knives, load my guns and have a mindblowing workout!

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