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Jakub Luptovec
post Aug 8 2009, 11:57 AM
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Dear GMCers, I would like to share few things that happened to me lately - maybe you will find something useful for yourselves in it..

Maybe some of you noticed I disappeared for almost two months. The reason was, that I was going through the hardest playing crisis till today.. I totally lost any will to play, I couldn't compose anything, I couldn't find a thing to practice anymore. It just felt like hitting HUGE concrete wall..

On the other hand, that time changed me quite a bit - I spent it with my friends and by thinking about myself and during that time I also celebrated my 19th birthday (BIG thanks to all who sent congratulations to me - I was off the internet most of the time) and now I feel like I.. well.. matured. I found a job (even tho I am going to go to university in september) I got together again with my ex-girlfriend (that was one of the most significant changes:D), I got together again with my old band and we even had a gig after 1.5 years (I will add some photos).

I got huge applause for my playing at the gig btw. I found out that I can pretty well improvise with sweeping, tapping, legato and other stuff and that I even developed quite good fretboard knowdledge.. The strange thing is, that I could not do any of these before hitting that wall. I improved while not playing?!?

At the end of it all, I realized I truly love music and I cant exist without it and the wall I hit was just that I had too high expectations from myself. I forgot, that art is not a contest - its a journey without an end. From that point I started practicing blues, jazz, reagge and all those gengres I didnt really care for earlier - and I feel it enriched me as person as well.

I am glad to be back here:) Now lets go practicing smile.gif Oh.. and this is my 666th post biggrin.gif That ought to mean something..

PS: here are the photos as promised:) E-cookies to those, who can guess which one I am biggrin.gif





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post Aug 8 2009, 12:08 PM
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Welcome back!!!

Son of a.... do you have a Satriani guitar?! Or are you the other one, the singin one? biggrin.gif
Oh no you're the dude with the Andy Timmons kinda guitar!

Happy Playing!

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post Aug 8 2009, 12:35 PM
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Glad to hear you have found your way back.....


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post Aug 8 2009, 01:41 PM
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Welcome back, Jabub! I've been wondering where you've gone..

Sounds like you've had quite a growth period! Sometimes the best thing to do is to take a break, as you've done, and reflect a bit. And now you know that you love music ^^


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post Aug 8 2009, 03:41 PM
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Thanks guys:P

Btw. that guy with red guitar is not me, neither is it Satriani's signature guitar.. its some mid rangish Kramer Pacer. Looks similiar on the pic tho!

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post Aug 8 2009, 05:58 PM
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Oh man, that is truly a nice story, I had those moments as well. Sometimes you gotta make room for yourself and workout the things in life and it will all "click". Keep rockin! smile.gif


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post Aug 9 2009, 02:04 AM
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Great you're back!!. Sometimes, we expect a lot of thing from ourselves and sometimes, without results, it makes you disappoint. But don't forget that music is a language. If you have a good message, you just have to find the way to make others listen to you. No one knows it all. As long as you're happy with yourself and know that you're doing all that you can to grow as musician everyday, you're in the right way! wink.gif


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post Aug 9 2009, 08:24 AM
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Great to see your having so much fun with music again biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Aug 9 2009, 10:54 PM
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QUOTE (Jakub Luptovec @ Aug 8 2009, 12:57 PM) *
I forgot, that art is not a contest - its a journey without an end. From that point I started practicing blues, jazz, reagge and all those gengres I didnt really care for earlier - and I feel it enriched me as person as well.


Now THAT is what's gonna help you even more in your journey,
expand your views and enjoy any kind of music as long as it is good,
there is plenty to learn from any style and yes,
it does enrich you as a person, welcome back. smile.gif


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post Aug 10 2009, 09:28 AM
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Welcome back Jakub smile.gif


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post Aug 11 2009, 11:22 AM
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Good to have you back Jakub! smile.gif That's a really interesting story and cool pics! I remember my band playing in the back of the truck, it was lot of fun! smile.gif


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post Aug 11 2009, 11:29 AM
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post Aug 17 2009, 09:14 AM
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Very glad to hear you are back into it Jacub.
Studying other styles will definitely expand your view on music and enrich your experience with guitar wink.gif


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post Aug 18 2009, 05:11 PM
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Glad to hear that you're back and that you have found a new motivation!


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post Aug 18 2009, 09:38 PM
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