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post Apr 4 2007, 12:48 AM
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Hi,

does anybody know this bad feeling after practicing too much? sad.gif Since a few days i practice nearly the whole day, and now i feel like I'm the worst player in the world. blink.gif
It's a realy horribel feeling that takes all motivation.......
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post Apr 4 2007, 02:00 AM
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QUOTE (Amarok @ Apr 3 2007, 03:48 PM) *
Hi,

does anybody know this bad feeling after practicing too much? sad.gif Since a few days i practice nearly the whole day, and now i feel like I'm the worst player in the world. blink.gif
It's a realy horribel feeling that takes all motivation.......
depressed greetings

Yea that happens to me sometimes too. Sometimes I can play great and sometimes I just feel like quitting cause I can't get my fingers to cooperate so I know how you feel.
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post Apr 4 2007, 03:37 AM
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QUOTE (Amarok @ Apr 3 2007, 04:48 PM) *
Hi,

does anybody know this bad feeling after practicing too much? sad.gif Since a few days i practice nearly the whole day, and now i feel like I'm the worst player in the world. blink.gif
It's a realy horribel feeling that takes all motivation.......
depressed greetings

Your hand/wrist/fingers don't hurt, do they? I just got through dealing with something like that and it could have been much worse (see this topic).

As long as you don't have any joint pain, I think it's fairly normal to feel sore after a long practice session.

You're giving your fingers a workout when you practice. I know my leg muscles would be sore if I ran for 8 hours straight so it's no surprise your finger muscles are sore after playing all day.

You probably suck at playing the next day, right? You take a day or two off and all of a sudden you're playing great again? I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you spend all day tearing down your finger muscles, they'll need some time to recover. When they do, they'll be even stronger then they were before.
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post Apr 4 2007, 06:16 AM
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Hey man, I absolutely know what you are talking about...
I used to write down a practice schedule for the day and used to practice a lot.
If you are practicing intensely everyday I strongly recomend not touching the guitar for 24 hours. If you are serious about practicing everyday and have a serious practicing plan, leaving the guitar down for one to two days per week will help your playing a lot. That is because during that time when you are not playing, everything you have learned technically and in theory will be incrusted in your mind.
Your brain is still working on what you have learned and it needs time to assimilate everything. You will find your playing more fluid and more comfortable if you deliberately keep the guitar down for a day.
That advice is only good if you practice everyday seriousely...


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post Apr 4 2007, 02:41 PM
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QUOTE (Wallimann @ Apr 4 2007, 07:16 AM) *
Hey man, I absolutely know what you are talking about...
I used to write down a practice schedule for the day and used to practice a lot.
If you are practicing intensely everyday I strongly recomend not touching the guitar for 24 hours. If you are serious about practicing everyday and have a serious practicing plan, leaving the guitar down for one to two days per week will help your playing a lot. That is because during that time when you are not playing, everything you have learned technically and in theory will be incrusted in your mind.
Your brain is still working on what you have learned and it needs time to assimilate everything. You will find your playing more fluid and more comfortable if you deliberately keep the guitar down for a day.
That advice is only good if you practice everyday seriousely...


early going to bed helps too.

its pretty obvious that if you play all day and night long you need a few days a week rest biggrin.gif


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post Apr 4 2007, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (Amarok @ Apr 4 2007, 01:48 AM) *
Hi,

does anybody know this bad feeling after practicing too much? sad.gif Since a few days i practice nearly the whole day, and now i feel like I'm the worst player in the world. blink.gif
It's a realy horribel feeling that takes all motivation.......
depressed greetings


If I get you right what you are saying is that after intsense practicing you feel worse than when you started - correct?

If that's the case it's a quite common phenomenon - and don't worry - that kind of routine will make you progress fast, as long as you keep it regular! So next time don't feel bad if you can't feel daily progress, instead be really proud of your comitment! biggrin.gif You will be rewarded if you are patient and consistent!

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post Apr 4 2007, 06:16 PM
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Man thanks thats realy good to hear, i play about 8 years now, but seriously practicing since 2 years. And in this 2 years this feeling catching me up every few months.
With the words of you all i feel a way better now....THANX to you all..... biggrin.gif
And when it happens next time I'll remeber this thread *hehe*


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post Apr 4 2007, 07:43 PM
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One way I keep myself motivated after it seems like I'm not making much progress is to play Guitar Hero. After feeling like a rock god for a bit, you want to pick up an actual guitar so you can do it for real biggrin.gif
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post Apr 5 2007, 01:44 AM
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i get that quite a lot too!
practicing for a while and just seem to get worse mellow.gif
i normally get fed up and put the guitar down and do something else and try again later

but when i get a sore wrist or something ill always stop and give it a break for a day
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post Apr 5 2007, 01:53 AM
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After I practice for long periods of time, I strip down naked, grease up my body, run out into the middle of the street, hold my guitar over my head and yell "I am a guitar GOD" at the top of my lungs. You should try it, certainly helps my morale...
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lol! laugh.gif laugh.gif

i'll give that a shot later! its a bit too cold right now tongue.gif
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post Apr 5 2007, 02:17 AM
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QUOTE (brainlesswonder @ Apr 4 2007, 08:53 PM) *
After I practice for long periods of time, I strip down naked, grease up my body, run out into the middle of the street, hold my guitar over my head and yell "I am a guitar GOD" at the top of my lungs. You should try it, certainly helps my morale...


I actually believe you smile.gif What part of NJ are you from? I drive through Newark on my way to business occasionally, maybe I'll catch you at it one of these days ...


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post Apr 5 2007, 09:21 AM
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I have these "bad guitar days" too sometimes, it feels like you can't play at all, not even stuff you could play perfectly yesterday. Most of those times is because I'm not warmed up, cold hands etc, but it makes me less motivated. So I take a day or two without playing and just listening to inspiring music, and then my motivation comes back smile.gif It's funny how much a few days rest can do!

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post Apr 5 2007, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (brainlesswonder @ Apr 5 2007, 02:53 AM) *
After I practice for long periods of time, I strip down naked, grease up my body, run out into the middle of the street, hold my guitar over my head and yell "I am a guitar GOD" at the top of my lungs. You should try it, certainly helps my morale...


Oh man is that you?? I have been following you through google earth biggrin.gif


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post Apr 5 2007, 10:16 AM
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So that's what you are doing in your free time Kris!! Get back to practice!!!!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif


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QUOTE (Pavel @ Apr 5 2007, 11:16 AM) *
So that's what you are doing in your free time Kris!! Get back to practice!!!!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif


I know what you ate for breakfast!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Apr 5 2007, 11:38 AM) *
I know what you ate for breakfast!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


So what was it?? (except for guitar) biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Apr 5 2007, 05:38 AM) *
I know what you ate for breakfast!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Big Kris is watching you!


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