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post May 20 2009, 03:14 AM
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Just to let you know David, I'm working on a bunch of your lessons right now... Satch Style Lydian Scale, Satriani Melodic Rock, Mixolydian Fun, You Shall Start Like You End, and Take Control of Your Whammy. You're an inspiration, and your playing is phenomenal. Take a nice long break, as long as it takes, but when you come back, you'll be better than ever and ready to KICK SOME SERIOUS ROCK!!! biggrin.gif smile.gif


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post May 20 2009, 03:57 AM
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Completely natural David as others have said. We all burn out on things in life and need a break. Think if you were a construction worker or worked in a factory, burned out or not, you still would have to go to work to pay the bills.

You are a true class my friend and a great musician and I wish you well in your ventures. Do keep in mind that it is times like these when we are burnt, feel beaten down, that we rise above and perform at our best.

I'm confident that in a week or so you you will be full throttle! smile.gif

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post May 20 2009, 08:48 AM
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Hope to see you back soon mate!
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post May 20 2009, 05:20 PM
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Thanks a lot for the responses guys!
I canceled all my students next week, should be a nice break.
Sometimes sanity is better than getting a paycheck I think! :-)


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post May 20 2009, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (David Wallimann @ May 20 2009, 06:20 PM) *
Thanks a lot for the responses guys!
I canceled all my students next week, should be a nice break.
Sometimes sanity is better than getting a paycheck I think! :-)


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post May 20 2009, 09:49 PM
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Hope you come back relaxed and perhaps even inspired. What I do sometimes with a reaserch project is to put it aside for a while (if that is logistically possible). If you come back to it after a while you see it totally different and go for it with new drive. So distance sometimes is a inspiration


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post May 20 2009, 10:04 PM
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Sorry to hear this David! sad.gif

You are an hard working person and you definitely deserve a break...no doubt about it! I am sure your students prefer to wait one week to get a sharp instructor instead of a tired one.


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post May 20 2009, 10:16 PM
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It does happen from time to time...
We're not machines and we all need a break sometimes!


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post May 20 2009, 10:42 PM
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post May 20 2009, 11:08 PM
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I would give some advice, but I am a single man living alone with 8 cats and a dog, with the grass in my front yard high enough for the cats to hide in. I am not the first person people generally come to for advice.
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post May 20 2009, 11:10 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ May 20 2009, 11:08 PM) *
I would give some advice, but I am a single man living alone with 8 cats and a dog, with the grass in my front yard high enough for the cats to hide in. I am not the first person people generally come to for advice.
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post May 20 2009, 11:22 PM
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i know how it feels to work with something the entire day, and then getting home and doing MORE of the same kind of work.. but now only as a hobby..

come back when you are ready..
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post May 20 2009, 11:35 PM
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Sorry to hear this David.

Your personal health is much more important than a lesson, although i like your lessons very much, but you know what i am trying to say.

You have been pretty productive; looking at all what you have done.


But don't take a burn out too easy; it is a serious.

Go for a medic who has experience with this to give you the best advice you need in this situation.

I hope you will recover soon.

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post May 21 2009, 07:34 AM
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Take your time to relax and enjoy this week! Probably live students delivers most "tiresome" experiences.
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post Nov 29 2009, 01:41 AM
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I burned out on the guitar once. I didn't do as you did, I just kept on going. I refused to take a break until it wasn't fun anymore. THEN I put the guitar away for a long time. Its back now, but if I could have done it over, I would have taken a break when I first recognized the symptoms.

Take a break. Do it now or later may be too late.

And on another note, I just clicked the wrong button on one of your lessons. Still trying to get this new interface under control.
It was a button to rate a lesson.... Yeah, ignore the none vote on that one. Thats not what I meant to click.
Your lessons have always been excellent on all fronts. This new interface isn't, but your lessons are smile.gif

Hang in there buddy. We'll be here when you decide to return smile.gif

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post Dec 7 2009, 05:12 PM
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Thanks man,
I'm totally cool now. My break only lasted a wee. I'm back into music and enjoy every bit of it!
Thanks a lot!



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post Dec 7 2009, 05:41 PM
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that's very honest, thank you for sharing that,

Take your time, and yeah, refill your batteries. Life is not an straight line,


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post Dec 8 2009, 12:48 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Dec 7 2009, 12:41 PM) *
that's very honest, thank you for sharing that,

Take your time, and yeah, refill your batteries. Life is not an straight line,


Haha!
That little burnout happened about 6 months ago guys.
Only lasted about a week. I was just teaching too much, but all is good now! :-)


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post Dec 8 2009, 12:57 AM
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Glad to see you're OK now David, I was reading the topic yesterday, and wondered if you didn't have a second burnout case, cause I remember this thread a long time ago wink.gif


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post Dec 8 2009, 02:34 AM
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Well David,
I think you're back now... which is great! If you ever need to take another break and you want support.... just reply to this old topic!!! It's a good reminder to all of us, music (and life) should be full of joy!!! If not stop and regroup! cool.gif


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