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Andrew Cockburn
post Mar 9 2008, 07:34 PM
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Caught up in the winter blues, Andrew, Smells, TheUncreator, MickeM and Tonymirro have all decided that they want to give up guitar - it's no fun to them any more and they can't seem to make any progress.

The goal of the competition is to come up with the best reason, story or other inspirational text in around a paragraph or two to convince them that guitar is awesome and they should really have faith and keep going!

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Since we only have one category this time around, we have some awesome prizes!

First Prize is:

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Second prize is
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Third prize is:

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An album of your choice from one our very own GMC Instructors

The cutoff date for entries is thge 23rd of March, and this one will be judged by the affected members - Andrew, Smells, TheUncreator, MickeM and Tonymirro. If we decide to give up, noone gets any prizes, but if we decide to keep playing, we will pick the winners smile.gif

Looking forward to seeing your entries, and make them good, I don't want to have to give up guitar!

Note : Prizes are non-negotiable, no cash alternative is available.


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Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 9 2008, 07:40 PM
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I must say that this is just an awesome competition idea !!! smile.gif Will be very fun and cool prizes too! smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 07:50 PM
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Ok, here´s mine. btw is it ok to do a V2?
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The guitar is a gentle piece of equipment, used by people who can treat it with fealing.
If you an play like our senior GMC members, then you can say you have this feeling.
People like them shouldn't ever try to stop play guitar. They have the feeling.
When playing, you can feel the music go through your body, as every guitarist can tell.
You get caught bye the melodie. Your leg starts moving on the rhythm, and maybe your head aswell.
Now tell me, who wants to miss that feeling?

Everybody loves to play, but sometimes things don't go so well.
You think your progress is low, and you don't see the fun in playing anymore.
If you see yourself in the above description, then read the following.
It's easy to get rid of the guitar as soon as it get's a bit harder to make progress,
but with just a bit of selfdiscipline, you can stay playing guitar.
-Just make a schedule of playing for ten minutes a day, just pick nice songs to play.
You can do larger sessions if you feel well with the ten minutes and if you can't stop playing after ten minutes.
After a while you'll find out that you just start playing and no way, your not gonna stop when the time is over!
-Take a piece of paper and wright down all the songs you can play or have played. When this
list is longer then one side of an A4, then stop when you have reached the bottom of the page.
next, write down all GMC lessons you've mastered or learned half.
Next, write down all the theory knowledge you have.
You'll find out you know a lot! then you'll see that you've done great in the years,
and you're a great player. You can still make progress, if you keep playing like that!

I hope this helped you, and just get the guitar on your knee, while being on the pc. In this way you'll start playing without even noticing!
Also, just make a smile when you read this, it'll help.

cheers Kaz


Sorry for the language mistakes

This post has been edited by kaznie_NL: Mar 9 2008, 07:51 PM


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post Mar 9 2008, 07:55 PM
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So are we aloud to make a sort of fictional 'story' as to why they should continue playing guitar? smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:01 PM
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is this like an essay? i dont understasnd much, do we just have to write something, no uploads or anything... im confused... unsure.gif ..


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:03 PM
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Convince us in a couple of paragraphs not to give up the guitar, the winter blues have struck and we are all about ready to quit sad.gif please help sad.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Mar 9 2008, 01:03 PM) *
Convince us in a couple of paragraphs not to give up the guitar, the winter blues have struck and we are all about ready to quit sad.gif please help sad.gif


Alright i get it, ill make you guys get back on track wink.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:06 PM
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So are we aloud to make a fictional story? smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Mar 9 2008, 11:03 AM) *
Convince us in a couple of paragraphs not to give up the guitar, the winter blues have struck and we are all about ready to quit sad.gif please help sad.gif




Sorted. Now go forth and shred. laugh.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE (Owen @ Mar 9 2008, 01:06 PM) *


Sorted. Now go forth and shred. laugh.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:11 PM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Mar 9 2008, 07:04 PM) *
Alright i get it, ill make you guys get back on track wink.gif


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QUOTE (Stevie·Ray·Vaughn @ Mar 9 2008, 07:06 PM) *
So are we aloud to make a fictional story? smile.gif


If you think it`ll get us back on track, only something in a paragraph or two though or else it might just have the opposite effect and depress us further? wink.gif



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post Mar 9 2008, 08:22 PM
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Brilliant idea,just brilliant!! smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:32 PM
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posted my entry...what do you think?
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post Mar 9 2008, 08:42 PM
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any kind of entry is allowed - finctional, factual, whatever - just make it a couple of paragraphs, and make sure you post it in the other thread, not this thread - Kyle has got the idea, check out his entry!

Edit : Though I have to say, only one entry so far, I am really considering giving up now - its just no fun anymore.


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Mar 9 2008, 01:42 PM) *
any kind of entry is allowed - finctional, factual, whatever - just make it a couple of paragraphs, and make sure you post it in the other thread, not this thread - Kyle has got the idea, check out his entry!

Edit : Though I have to say, only one entry so far, I am really considering giving up now - its just no fun anymore.

by the way...exclude me from the prizes...i just wanted to post my entry and story.
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post Mar 9 2008, 08:45 PM
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Quit b!#$hing and play motherf#@&^@*s!!!

K, do I win?

jk, I'll be sure to think of something soon.


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:46 PM
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Posted. Kinda felt a song coming out! laugh.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 08:49 PM
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QUOTE (RIP Dime @ Mar 9 2008, 07:45 PM) *
Quit b!#$hing and play motherf#@&^@*s!!!


huh.gif thats exactly what I keep telling my fingers! unsure.gif sad.gif *sigh*


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post Mar 9 2008, 09:15 PM
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Yes, we all are stuck in a rut, We just are looking towards giving up......



























....But can you convince us otherwise?
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post Mar 9 2008, 09:45 PM
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Ok guys. I've decided you should all give up, why? Because I'd quite like all your guitars. biggrin.gif

Once nicely packaged please send them to:

No 666 Nessie Cave
Auchtermcdoogle Avenue
Kiltown
Hootsland
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Looking foward to playing them soon! smile.gif

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