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Right Reason To Play The Guitar
Red
May 7 2009, 06:59 PM
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So, before i started playing the guitar, all i did was to sit in front of the computer/xbox. So i guess that all my life I've been called a nerd and the only thing i was good at was just at games.

But then i started to play the guitar. First on and off, but later much more serious and i just love the feeling of making progress. smile.gif

But now, i never want to play guitar. Until i really pick it up, then i can't stop playing it.

And today i just realized that this was the case when i played football to, I never wanted to go to football practice, but once i was there i kinda liked it.

Later i realized that i didn't like football and the only reason i were playing it was because my parents wanted me to do some sport.

And well, now that I feel this feeling again, I start to believe that the reason I play guitar now is that other peoples no longer see me as a nerd, but more of a guitar player.

I love to play the guitar, but i never feel like doing it until i really hold the guitar in my hands.

So I want to know, what is really the right reason to play guitar? Is it a very bad reason to play it just because it makes me someone else?

Btw i put quite alot of time on playing guitar if it makes any different.

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Jesse
May 7 2009, 07:01 PM
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Right reason = because you enjoy it.

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Red
May 7 2009, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ May 7 2009, 08:01 PM) *
Right reason = because you enjoy it.


Well, I enjoy it while i play but when i don't have a guitar in my hands i never feel like playing.
So i hope it is the right reason then.

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berko
May 7 2009, 07:15 PM
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It does make difference if you put a lot of time into practicing - but only if it's not a stressful activity. You said you like to play when you pick up the guitar, well, that's a very good reason. It would be much worse if you didn't have any motivation, not even when you start to play.

I don't think you should compare your former experience about football with playing the guitar now. That was then and this is now. If you feel progress and you get the hang of it after starting your practice sessions every time then you basically got everything to motivate you. Listen to a lot of music and play a lot. Sometimes it's not a good idea to revise your attitude towards the guitar every minute because these occasional thoughts vary a lot and they don't have to have anything to do with the whole experience you have with this instrument. Doing music is hard work and it will be frustrating many times. But that's a major point of it: hard work. Instead of remaining an xbox nerd you did start to practice and that's awesome. Develop confident playing and the chicks will dig it. Start writing your own material and you'll explore much more about music (compared to just copying and learning stuff).

Don't give up man, I'm also at a hard stage now, I don't even want to see my axe in the stand by my bed, but then I get some inspiration listening to some good stuff, I try to recall some great moments with the guitar so far and that's enough for me.

Just don't stop. Music is never a waste of time so there are literally no drawbacks to suffer from. Keep exploring the world of guitar and you'll see what's it all about.

Rock on! cool.gif

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AlexLion
May 7 2009, 07:19 PM
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Well I think you have to ask yourself - Do you want to guitar become part of your life? And will you work as a musician? Or it is just a hobby for you? You have to be very concrete with this, because you can`t be a rockstar and football star or whatever at the same time, too much time needed to master any of those "skills".

But anyways playing guitar is better than playing PC all day smile.gif
And don`t think about yourself negative.. What makes you "someone else" as you said is the state of mind and way of living, not someones opinion. Well if you don`t enjoy playing guitar I don`t know if it`s needed for you, but if you do why not to do it smile.gif

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fkalich
May 7 2009, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE (Red @ May 7 2009, 12:59 PM) *
And well, now that I feel this feeling again, I start to believe that the reason I play guitar now is that other peoples no longer see me as a nerd, but more of a guitar player.

I love to play the guitar, but i never feel like doing it until i really hold the guitar in my hands.

So I want to know, what is really the right reason to play guitar? Is it a very bad reason to play it just because it makes me someone else?

Btw i put quite alot of time on playing guitar if it makes any different.


I always want to pick up my guitar. I think I got tired of it for 3 days once. Maybe I was sick, don't remember.

Nothing wrong with wanting to impress people. Just look at it that you want to have something to give to them, do it for yourself, and for them. That will impress them, and be cool at the same time.


edit: here is a video, if you ever what to know what music should be. I just love this song, never heard it until a month ago.
90's Band called James from Manchester. At the end look at the audience, and how emotional they are, and the singer, how he bonds with them, very emotional I think. He gave to them, they gave back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGmhLoyZAe0

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Red
May 7 2009, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ May 7 2009, 08:27 PM) *
I always want to pick up my guitar. I think I got tired of it for 3 days once. Maybe I was sick, don't remember.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGmhLoyZAe0


I want to be like that

And thanks everyone smile.gif
I just needed to get this out of me, and as i don't have any close friend (also because of gaming i suppose) I posted it here on GMC smile.gif

I Would do anything to be like you and just want to pick up the guitar all the time

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Jesse
May 7 2009, 07:41 PM
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same.. if I can't play... like, when a string broke and have to wait for new. Or something like that, I find myself 100 times a day going! I'm gunna pick up the guitar... (walks to guitar) " aaaaw what the! Can't play..." What to do now?!

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Ivan Milenkovic
May 7 2009, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (Red @ May 7 2009, 08:34 PM) *
I want to be like that

And thanks everyone smile.gif
I just needed to get this out of me, and as i don't have any close friend (also because of gaming i suppose) I posted it here on GMC smile.gif

I Would do anything to be like you and just want to pick up the guitar all the time


You problem is not in guitar mate, it is in your social life I think... I don't think playing the guitar will solve your real problem, and although guitar can help you to build some king of self esteem (cause men and specially women think musicians are cool etc), you have to be the person you like. You cannot achieve that by just focusing on guitar and hoping that guitar playing will fix you as a person. Don't get me wrong tho, guitar can help you to make new friends, meet interesting people and everything, but it will not help you to deal with those people in a proper way. If you think bad of yourself (for example, you mentioned yourself that you think you are nerd, playing games etc), guitar won't help there. It's all in your mind. You have to just let go of those thoughts, and think better of yourself. Meet some friends, hang out a bit, invite them to your place, live a little, and in time it will all come into place.

Oh, did I mention to continue to play guitar? wink.gif

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May 7 2009, 10:43 PM
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that exactly how i feel every month or so, try taking ab reak for 1-2 weeks. Thats what i do, and when i go back i want to play, and i usally play better and create better music

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Sounds to me like you're using guitar to create a fake persona about yourself. Liking video games is fine, I love Halo, but you have to play sports. Personally, I hate the feeling you get when you haven't done anything all day.

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QUOTE (Silver Stratocaster @ May 8 2009, 01:27 AM) *
Sounds to me like you're using guitar to create a fake persona about yourself. Liking video games is fine, I love Halo, but you have to play sports. Personally, I hate the feeling you get when you haven't done anything all day.

You mean anything good I guess smile.gif Aye we need to progress regularly.

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Bogdan Radovic
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Playing guitar is a very good hobby/profession! And yes it is a cool skill to learn and it will make you a "better" and more "interesting" person.Same with everything in life , skills you have count too and will define who you really are. Not to mention that playing can lead you to some very interesting things in life.

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Pedja Simovic
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The best right reason to play guitar is your love for music and instrument !
If you dont like to listen to music, don't have the drive to learn to play your favorite riffs and solos, sooner or later your playing will diminish. Thats my opinion anyways smile.gif

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QUOTE (Red @ May 7 2009, 08:14 PM) *
Well, I enjoy it while i play but when i don't have a guitar in my hands i never feel like playing.
So i hope it is the right reason then.


Guitar isn't fun until you feel that you can do satisfying stuff.
This is why so many start, but give up. It really takes HOURS AND HOURS of practise, almost every day, and doing that without really having fun, is pretty hard.

Need good morale!

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Ivan hit the spot biggrin.gif socialize, even though it might be frightening at first, and it has ups and down, in the end giving a lot of yourself helps. stick with people who respect you, and dont give a **** about those who dont.
and the ladies find guitar cool at campfire and such smile.gif so go pratice some singing along with your guitar

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If ya wanna socialize, if you live close to your school, walk home. Many people walk home where i live and i just got like 15 new good friends in 3 weeks

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In addition to my post.
when i say respect i mean the respect you get from the actions that are true to yourself and not respect that comes from making trouble and actions that are done because other might find it cool

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My reason right or wrong at first was to be cool...then it soon changed to because it took me to a new place, someplace I just enjoys being in...kinda like that spot people have to forget the worlds hardships ..to just get away smile.gif everything i tend to learn tends to allow me to drift further away smile.gif Its kinda a hard thing to explain but hope that makes some sense.

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Right reason to play the guitar? mmmh chicks? laugh.gif

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