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post Jul 19 2008, 02:18 AM
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I had one tonight. Lessons I have been playing for months, I was struggling with. No real reason...I just couldn't play tonight! And to REALLY top off the night, I asked my wife to get a chromatic tuner out of my brand new strat hardshell case (which had the strat in it) while I was playing my Ibanez...when I later picked up the strat case...I realized she closed the case cover, but never relatched it! So, my new strat tumbled onto the living room floor from about a foot in the air. We have carpeting on the floor though so it's fine. I got lucky there!


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post Jul 19 2008, 02:22 AM
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Yeah, youre not alone there... sometimes it seems like my fingers dont want to work, I just work through it..
I find that when that happens I just need more warmup time, then im fine... Ill go through warmup exercises til they want to work.. wink.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 02:27 AM
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yes, i think we all have those moment... at the beginning of summer holidays, i just couldn't play the things i used to play before dry.gif (maybe because i was not used to my new ibanez)

but, there are some day when we play way better then usually, like last tuesday, in my case. this day, i finally nailed the long speedpicking run in the shreddy rock trip, something i started practising in february laugh.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 02:38 AM
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Was just about to post a topic about the same yesterday. smile.gif So yeah, you're not alone.


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post Jul 19 2008, 03:53 AM
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Yea, it sucks, I just try to sync up my hands, and warm them up till they work, but sometimes I just have to suck for a while. laugh.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 08:22 AM
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yeah, i had the same feeling yesterday. ape meets guitar. i simply went to sleep.


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post Jul 19 2008, 08:36 AM
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Yeah, every once in awhile it's almost like one of my hands is a second behind the other.
Then sometimes my left hand just doesn't want to work. It's as if it sits there and laughs at me, saying - "Ahahahah you suck!"
I make an effort to move it and it just twitches, like it's taunting me lol.

Yeah, definitely, though not very often.
I think getting at least 7 hours of sleep helps. wink.gif

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post Jul 19 2008, 09:10 AM
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These things happen, sometimes it is perhaps meant to be. smile.gif Don't worry, after a few days, things should get in balance, and you will feel a lot better.


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post Jul 19 2008, 09:42 AM
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Yes i do get these days, and yes I get quite hard on myself, but I shouldnt............

I see threads on "how much do you practice" all over the net, claims that people are practicing everyday for like 12 hours a day...... YEAH RIGHT rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

In real life, real people need a break here and there to let the brain process what you have been practicing. This week I had to take about a 4 day break as im finishing of my coursework.

I worried about my skills going downhill,and wasting my hard work, did they? NOPE!! I had the best practice session when I picked it back up.

Some days your are more in the frame of mind to practice well than others!! wink.gif



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post Jul 19 2008, 09:43 AM
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post Jul 19 2008, 03:21 PM
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I feel that everyday! biggrin.gif

I am practicing a lot, and soon I will feel the oposite thanks to GMC!



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post Jul 19 2008, 06:12 PM
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This happens to everyone I suppose!! I noticed a phenomena that sometimes my guitar and everything I play sounds really bad..I mean the sole sound of it ! Its just isn't pleasing to my ears to hear it, and I supposed to be playing it normally...When those days come I just stay off the guitars for awhile..


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post Jul 19 2008, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jul 19 2008, 03:18 AM) *
I had one tonight. Lessons I have been playing for months, I was struggling with. No real reason...I just couldn't play tonight! And to REALLY top off the night, I asked my wife to get a chromatic tuner out of my brand new strat hardshell case (which had the strat in it) while I was playing my Ibanez...when I later picked up the strat case...I realized she closed the case cover, but never relatched it! So, my new strat tumbled onto the living room floor from about a foot in the air. We have carpeting on the floor though so it's fine. I got lucky there!


What helps me alot is listening to music I love. Makes me urge to play!
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post Jul 19 2008, 07:29 PM
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I have it all the time. dry.gif
Then I just play less.
Or practice non-melodic exercises.

But it goes away all the time too, which is why I still play the guitar! laugh.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 08:02 PM
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If you go to the Lick of the Day and then read the Tip of the Day, you have the answer for this thread wink.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 08:32 PM
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Take a look at this video:

Things To Play When You Suck

Also, be sure to train your bad mother finger! laugh.gif



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Start by playing something - a bend, a riff, a scale, a song - very slowly; if you make a mistake, start over; do this over and over, until you can play it flawlessly - and I do mean flawlessly - many times in a row. Next, gradually increase the tempo. Eventually you'll be flailing like a madman.
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post Jul 19 2008, 09:47 PM
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I wasw so excited about getting to play today, just now, after having been at Odense Stadium watching football. Then I came home, and there was this huge spider on my computer keyboard. I tried to kill it by smashing it, but god was it fast and it escaped me. I've never seen a thing so fast in my life - not a spider at least. It ran and hid it self and now I can't find the damn spider anymore to kill it. And I'm terrified of it! Hahaha... so now I'm not in the mood for playing the guitar anymore.


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post Jul 19 2008, 09:54 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jul 19 2008, 10:47 PM) *
I wasw so excited about getting to play today, just now, after having been at Odense Stadium watching football. Then I came home, and there was this huge spider on my computer keyboard. I tried to kill it by smashing it, but god was it fast and it escaped me. I've never seen a thing so fast in my life - not a spider at least. It ran and hid it self and now I can't find the damn spider anymore to kill it. And I'm terrified of it! Hahaha... so now I'm not in the mood for playing the guitar anymore.


Haha, we have our working room in the attic here, so I've seen a few spiders coming and going while working with the computer. I don't have the heart to kill them though, instead I just throw them out of the window tongue.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 10:02 PM
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When it comes to spiders and other "creeps" like it, I don't wanna be near it or touch it! I just want it dead! tongue.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jul 19 2008, 11:02 PM) *
When it comes to spiders and other "creeps" like it, I don't wanna be near it or touch it! I just want it dead! tongue.gif


You're probably not the only one wink.gif


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