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post Feb 20 2008, 03:57 AM
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"If you have been practicing for a longer period, and all of a sudden realise how bad you are - you know you are about to reach a new level of skills."

this is exactly what I needed to hear, and looking back over the years, I realized that it is indeed true

every time I practice intensely for a long time, I always end up thinking "pff, this is useless", but then when I get the right influence/motivation and try something I haven't tried before, I realize that I'm at a totally different level of skill than before

thanks Kris!
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post Feb 20 2008, 03:59 AM
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Ahh, Kris is never wrong wink.gif


But still I want answers, what's the point, what does all this mean?
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post Feb 20 2008, 04:02 AM
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Yup, that's a great one. I remember seeing that several months ago; thanks for bringing it back up. smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2008, 04:17 AM
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----- Agree! You got to keep it fun and fresh. This site is the reason I am playing again. So much great stuff here.

Thanks Kris.

"Think of a guitar solo as a paragraph. You need a clear beginning, a middle, and an end. Look at musical phrases like sentences, and make sure you break them up using punctuation—or space. You pause naturally when conversing, right? If you don't, you'll bore the listener. The same thing will happen with your audience if your solo is one dimensional. You'll wear them out and lose their attention." —Tom Principato
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post Feb 20 2008, 06:07 AM
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Yeah, it may sound a little silly to somebody but, it's just how it is... atleast for me too smile.gif

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post Feb 20 2008, 06:18 AM
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I agree, what usually happens with me is I start just messing around, jamming and stuff, and then after a while, I start to really focus on learning and practice like crazy. I keep learning more and more until I feel like an amazing player, and then eventually I hit a wall and realize just how much I don't know. Then the process starts all over again. smile.gif
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post Feb 20 2008, 04:52 PM
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I always sound bad to me, and don't see no real improvement. smile.gif

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post Feb 20 2008, 05:45 PM
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I´m so glad to read this, cause when i was playing yesterday i noticed how bad i am....
I hope i´m really about to reach the next level!
But I also noticed, that i don´t make constant progress. for example when i´m trying to become´s just like all of the sudden i´m able to play a riff which i wasn´t able to play before....weird laugh.gif
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post Feb 20 2008, 05:48 PM
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makes sense.
thinking about it that is very true.

“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.”
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