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Slump Frequency
How often do you enter a guitar playing slump?
Never [ 6 ] ** [15.00%]
Yearly [ 3 ] ** [7.50%]
Every 6 months [ 6 ] ** [15.00%]
Every 3 months [ 9 ] ** [22.50%]
Every month [ 10 ] ** [25.00%]
I'm in a slump permanently [ 6 ] ** [15.00%]
Total Votes: 40
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fatb0t
post Nov 18 2008, 06:55 PM
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Ewwwwwwwwwww
I'm in a guitar slump again, I HATE the feeling of not even liking guitar. I went to jam with my friend last night and I just had nothing. It's like I forgot how to play guitar, I couldn't do descending 3 nps runs, sweeping was like I learned it yesterday, couldn't come up with any melodies, and worst of all - absolutely no consistency in my rhythm playing.

Every few months this happens, though I must admit since I joined GMC a lot less often.

This slump feels very guttural though.

It's depressing almost.

BLEHHHHHH
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Tuubsu
post Nov 18 2008, 07:24 PM
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There's "that time of the month" for me, just got past it though. rolleyes.gif

It sucks to be in a slump...


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post Nov 18 2008, 07:26 PM
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I voted Never, as I've never caught myself not liking/enjoying the guitar smile.gif

Sure, there's times when I don't play as well as I should, I can't record due to me being awfully off on my playing, times I wish I knew any theory at all, times I wish I learned faster etc.
But during those times I just play, for fun smile.gif
And when I'm good to go again, I practice and record a bit!

So yeah, every now and then I get these feelings you talk about, just not as strong I believe...
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fatb0t
post Nov 18 2008, 07:28 PM
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I may've over stated myself. I don't hate the guitar, but I certainly don't love it at this particular juncture!
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Lian Gerbino
post Nov 18 2008, 07:34 PM
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well, I can´t remember the last time I was in a guitar slump. so my vote is never wink.gif
but that happened to me some years ago.


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post Nov 18 2008, 07:48 PM
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I always like guitar... but sometimes I just play, and don't feel anything... sad.gif

But I've only been in about two slumps since last christmas, and only one was after joining GMC...
(It was when my subscription ran out wink.gif )


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post Nov 18 2008, 08:30 PM
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IM in the oppsite at the moment. tongue.gif
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post Nov 18 2008, 09:59 PM
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I enter a slump monthly. The good news is it's usually for about a day or so then i just pick up the guitar for no reason and just play biggrin.gif


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post Nov 18 2008, 10:03 PM
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Ive got mad school work and guitar has just sort of been leaning against the amp.. ive got a gig coming up and the songs are all easy and boring so ive been sort of ignoring my guitar.. i consider this a slump. its not that i mind picking it up i just don't want to because i have more important things to do ohmy.gif.. not that this is possible tongue.gif but getting my registration for second semester + bills to pay + midterms = not much spare time


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post Nov 18 2008, 10:08 PM
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I have never felt that I didn't like the guitar...but I am in a permanent ability slump! Trying hard to get out of it though! tongue.gif


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post Nov 18 2008, 10:16 PM
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I get it about once a month and i must say that playing guitar sucks


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post Nov 18 2008, 11:48 PM
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I also voted never.

What I do if I start going in that direction, I just start playing simpler things that sound nice.


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post Nov 18 2008, 11:50 PM
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Dont worry i have this all the time(sort of speak)^^


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post Nov 18 2008, 11:53 PM
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I'm in a permanent slump. I am a depressed, permanently ill loser. Hopefully that can change.


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post Nov 19 2008, 12:01 AM
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What's a slump? sad.gif


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post Nov 19 2008, 12:05 AM
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It happens man , don't worry much! Its all in our head ! I notice it especially through sound, sometimes when I feel down , when I play guitar sounds "bad" to me..Like strings are old and similar..But I'm just imagining it because of my mood smile.gif Tomorrow everything get back to normal and sound cool!


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post Nov 19 2008, 01:51 AM
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Right now. sad.gif I just CANNOT figure out a structure for the song im working on!


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post Nov 19 2008, 01:53 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 18 2008, 11:01 PM) *
What's a slump? sad.gif

It basically means going through a bad time with your playing when you feel you can't nail a riff or perfect a solo etc.


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post Nov 19 2008, 03:02 AM
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That's exactly what I mean Bogdan
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post Nov 19 2008, 08:32 AM
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I thought playing guitar was meant to feel that way huh.gif


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