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post Dec 22 2009, 12:47 AM
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Wonderful, I got really pissed off and rammed the wall with the headstock off my old Ibanez. The guitar is fine, however the wall...... I think I quit.


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post Dec 22 2009, 12:50 AM
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Omg!

Take it easy mate, whatever it was that pissed you off is not really that important, you'll see smile.gif
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post Dec 22 2009, 12:54 AM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Dec 21 2009, 05:50 PM) *
Omg!

Take it easy mate, whatever it was that pissed you off is not really that important, you'll see smile.gif
Just chillax a while and get back to it later wink.gif


You see, I try to chill but everytime I play the guitar I feel like I just get more discouraged. I look forward to practicing and everything goes wrong. I try to slowly practice alternate picking and nothing happens. It still is crappy. I cant even play an easy song like 'The Trooper'. It's really pissing me off. I'm really to the point of getting an ebay account and selling everything I have. Hell I can't even use the GMC videos. Whatever, Myself and the guitar are about to go start a fire in the backyard.


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post Dec 22 2009, 01:39 AM
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Hey Trey,

first of all: The trooper is not an easy Song! When i remember it correctly Muris said that he was able to play Maiden Songs after 5 years of playing the guitar. So this is a lot of time.

The second thing i want to tell you is that you are not alone with this problem biggrin.gif Ok i didn't made a hole in the wall with my guitar but there are times where i have to put my guitar in the bag and make a break. Well you know what -> in my opinion this is a normal behavior. I go often in the gym and train my body and guess what after 6 or 7 weeks of working out i have to make a break for at least one week. That is necessary to getting better believe me.

So here are my advices for you: Stop playing the guitar for a week or so and make other things which you enjoy. Go out with friends, meet girls get your mind free and don't think about the guitar problem. After this week start with easy songs or things that makes fun. I know you like Metal so find a cool song that you really like and learn it and jam to it. Play while you stand in the room and head-bang as much as you can biggrin.gif
you will see how much fun you will have and your problems are gone. Than you can start to practice your alternate picking again.

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post Dec 22 2009, 01:46 AM
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I thought I should say something. I got exactly that - minus the hole in the wall but barely mind you - not that long ago when learning a flamenco piece. I would play it over and over ... then I would play it some more until I nailed it. Day in day out. I am a perfectionist. This may not apply to you but I found that I sometimes have to break the cycle and play something else. When I go back to the main piece I play it way better.


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post Dec 22 2009, 01:50 AM
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QUOTE (edguy @ Dec 21 2009, 06:39 PM) *
Hey Trey,

first of all: The trooper is not an easy Song! When i remember it correctly Muris said that he was able to play Maiden Songs after 5 years of playing the guitar. So this is a lot of time.

The second thing i want to tell you is that you are not alone with this problem biggrin.gif Ok i didn't made a hole in the wall with my guitar but there are times where i have to put my guitar in the bag and make a break. Well you know what -> in my opinion this is a normal behavior. I go often in the gym and train my body and guess what after 6 or 7 weeks of working out i have to make a break for at least one week. That is necessary to getting better believe me.

So here are my advices for you: Stop playing the guitar for a week or so and make other things which you enjoy. Go out with friends, meet girls get your mind free and don't think about the guitar problem. After this week start with easy songs or things that makes fun. I know you like Metal so find a cool song that you really like and learn it and jam to it. Play while you stand in the room and head-bang as much as you can biggrin.gif
you will see how much fun you will have and your problems are gone. Than you can start to practice your alternate picking again.

Hope this helps you a little bit



QUOTE (Neurologi @ Dec 21 2009, 06:46 PM) *
I thought I should say something. I got exactly that - minus the hole in the wall but barely mind you - not that long ago when learning a flamenco piece. I would play it over and over ... then I would play it some more until I nailed it. Day in day out. I am a perfectionist. This may not apply to you but I found that I sometimes have to break the cycle and play something else. When I go back to the main piece I play it way better.


Thank you both. I think I am going to just wait a week until my metronome comes in and give it some time, then I'll get back to it.....now how to hide this hole.... laugh.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 02:43 AM
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Trey,

I go through similar frustration a LOT. I don't know if this will help, but I just remind myself that times like this will pass. If our practice is focused and we are concentrating properly, then progress is assured. Sometimes we grow as musicians in ways that we can't see or feel at the moment, but the growth is happening nonetheless. You may want to take a break if you feel it's right and come back to it with renewed enthusiasm. Think about what your playing was like a year ago....I'll bet the things that gave you a headache then are easier now. Anyway, I hope it all works out for you...good luck.


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post Dec 22 2009, 03:10 AM
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It also goes to show that Ibanez guitars can indeed be versatile wink.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 03:16 AM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Dec 22 2009, 12:47 AM) *
Wonderful, I got really pissed off and rammed the wall with the headstock off my old Ibanez. The guitar is fine, however the wall...... I think I quit.

this is when you find out how good of a guitar player you will be . Everyone gets to this point ,some don't actually put it through the rock , but we all have wanted to. The ones that get good, always go back . My encouragement to you is --------Go back
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post Dec 24 2009, 05:03 PM
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did you do that on purpose? biggrin.gif

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post Dec 24 2009, 10:57 PM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Dec 24 2009, 06:03 PM) *
did you do that on purpose? biggrin.gif

It hurts when you hit your own guitar



wonce my Ibanez fell off the bed and my heart stopped as soon as i heard "bang"
fortunatly the guitar is fine smile.gif
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post Dec 25 2009, 02:13 AM
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Oh this is so familiar, i had such points many times... I am playing for way more than 10 years now and i am still crappy but i always got that feeling that i have to continue after a while. I decided more than once to put the guitar down forever. But a few weeks, or months (actualy more than a year) in the worst case, i always have the urge to get back to playing.

The last demotivational moment i had just a week or so ago. I was practising sweeps for the MTP and i got so frustrated that i nearly throwed everything out of the window. I had to edit my assignment videos and cut all the swearing and f-words out. smile.gif Luckily that lasted only a day and after that i felt that i made a big step forward. Its weird but sometimes i feel like learning more by putting the guitar away. Its like my fingers need time to get used to it while not doing it smile.gif

So, as already said here, its natural and sometimes good to have such things happening now and then, it helps you evolve.



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post Dec 25 2009, 07:13 PM
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I wanted to smash the guitar so many times I stopped counting. Don't worry, chill out and continue tomorrow, it's an ongoing process wink.gif


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