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post Jun 2 2018, 07:33 PM
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i'm a bit confused, i lake of motivation, i need new exercices, new orientation....
feel like turning around like a hamster......
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post Jun 2 2018, 09:27 PM
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You might just need a break. It sounds like you may be a bit burned out? Just put the guitar down for few days and when you come back to it, see if you don't feel more ready dig in! That usually works for me smile.gif

Also, when you come back try todays quicklicks 30. It's a very unique way to play a very common scale. Wads of fun smile.gif

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Hi all
i'm a bit confused, i lake of motivation, i need new exercices, new orientation....
feel like turning around like a hamster......
Cheers
Laurent


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post Jun 3 2018, 09:17 PM
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Hello Laurent,
I go through this a lot, it's tough but don't beat yourself up about it. Have a little guitar holiday, you will find it calling you back in a short while. Maybe you're trying too hard, expecting too much or doing too much.

I can only really point you to this thread and hope it helps you. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=59080

Cheers buddy. You're heart will lead you.


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I am going to be blunt , this happens with everything all the time with life. If you look , it is the things that you have pushed thru that you have succeeded at. You will have to make a decision , to push thru or not . Yes it is wise to take a break from time to time.But ultimately you will have to answer the question if you want it bad enough . I do not know of a good guitar player that does not have a story of overcoming this
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Jun 2 2018, 11:33 AM) *
Hi all
i'm a bit confused, i lake of motivation, i need new exercices, new orientation....
feel like turning around like a hamster......
Cheers
Laurent


New Orientation. Excellent choice of words!

Forget exercises or lessons for a minute. Find something musically/guitaristically different from what you normally do. Something that you like but something that you never thought you'd want to learn. There has to be something. And figure out maybe just a tiny piece of it (doesn't even have to be guitar). This 'task' is usually good for getting you out of your own head.

Also, taking a break can be helpful but as jstcrsn mentions, you gotta get back to it at some point. My method is to get back to it by not exactly getting back to "it".

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post Jun 4 2018, 03:30 AM
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Hi Laurent,

This is something that most of us experiment at any time of our guitar journey. In my case, there are different things that can make me get back to motivation. These are some of the most effective:

- Travelling. I usually feel inspired and motivated after knowing new places, and staying for some days out from home.

- Getting back to those musicians and artists that inspire me the most. In my case, I just have to watch some Steve Vai's interviews or speechs, or watch a cool live show from one of my favorite bands and all the motivation gets back.

- Reading. I love going to an open air place and read a book.

- Giving my guitar practice a rest and dedicate some time to planning my next goals as musician.

- Playing and doing collaborations with other musicians. This happens at GMC a lot, but it can also be done in the real life.


So those are just a few of the things that help me to keep motivating.

If you feel that you also need to re-plan your guitar sessions in order to find them more motivated. I would start by doing some kind of balance of what you've done, the results you've got, and write down new goals, ideas, songs to learn, styles to master, and everything that you'd love doing. Then, you can build the plan in order to achieve it, and off course, we can help you here.


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post Jun 4 2018, 07:34 PM
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I know the title of this is a typo but it would make a good song title! "THE LAKE OF MOTIVATION "

QUOTE (fzalfa @ Jun 2 2018, 02:33 PM) *
Hi all
i'm a bit confused, i lake of motivation, i need new exercices, new orientation....
feel like turning around like a hamster......
Cheers
Laurent


GREAT advice here fro Gabe. I wanted to check in on this thread but Gabe has pretty much covered it.

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Hi Laurent,

This is something that most of us experiment at any time of our guitar journey. In my case, there are different things that can make me get back to motivation. These are some of the most effective:

- Travelling. I usually feel inspired and motivated after knowing new places, and staying for some days out from home.

- Getting back to those musicians and artists that inspire me the most. In my case, I just have to watch some Steve Vai's interviews or speechs, or watch a cool live show from one of my favorite bands and all the motivation gets back.

- Reading. I love going to an open air place and read a book.

- Giving my guitar practice a rest and dedicate some time to planning my next goals as musician.

- Playing and doing collaborations with other musicians. This happens at GMC a lot, but it can also be done in the real life.


So those are just a few of the things that help me to keep motivating.

If you feel that you also need to re-plan your guitar sessions in order to find them more motivated. I would start by doing some kind of balance of what you've done, the results you've got, and write down new goals, ideas, songs to learn, styles to master, and everything that you'd love doing. Then, you can build the plan in order to achieve it, and off course, we can help you here.



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post Jun 6 2018, 07:59 PM
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Hi dudes

I like to take another direction, focus myself on ryth side, jazz side too, i'll be back on shred later.

For now i have 10/13 songs to learn for play it at my mother's 70th anniversary.

I'll play them with my sister's sons, they play drum, bass and keyboards.

i have this set to learn before the july 15th:

learned - happy birthday, i'll do metal crazy one
learned - europa , santana
learned - roxane, police
learned - in my time ,opeth
wip - hold the line, toto
wip - he is, ghost
wip - gabrielle, johnny halliday
- que je t'aime, johnny halliday
- daniella, elmer food beat
- fresh , cool and the gang
- treasure , bruno mars
- hymn for weekend, coldplay
- a sky full of skied , coldplay
- juste une illusion, jean louis aubert
- c'est vraiment toi, telephone
learned - à tout le monde, megadeth

i'm in a bad situation.......

someone can help me about jazz and rythm stuff ??

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post Jun 7 2018, 05:42 AM
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Great that you've found a direction that makes you happy!! I agree. Put the shred down for a while. You've done plenty of that and have a good handle on it. Focusing on jazz/rythm/vibrato/bending would be a great idea as it would allow you to grow in a new direction. My suggestion would be to focus on learning the songs you mentioned as that would be a great way to work on the bits in question.
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