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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jun 24 2011, 03:27 PM
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Hi guys! Motivation is the key to wake up every day and decide to dedicated 2, 3, 4 or more hours to practising, learning and composing music. I find motivation in many different ways: Going to live shows, reading biographies, reading magazines, listening to albums, watching live dvds or clinics, playing with my band, talking with other musicians and many other things. I remember seeing a live GN'R show (live in Paris) every day when I was a child, that video was my motivation when I was a beginner.... nowadays every time that I see Steve Vai playing or philosophizing about music I get motivation! the same happens to me with many other musicians and bands...

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post Jun 24 2011, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 24 2011, 02:27 PM) *
Hi guys! Motivation is the key to wake up every day and decide to dedicated 2, 3, 4 or more hours to practising, learning and composing music. I find motivation in many different ways: Going to live shows, reading biographies, reading magazines, listening to albums, watching live dvds or clinics, playing with my band, talking with other musicians and many other things. I remember seeing a live GN'R show (live in Paris) every day when I was a child, that video was my motivation when I was a beginner.... nowadays every time that I see Steve Vai playing or philosophizing about music I get motivation! the same happens to me with many other musicians and bands...

What keeps you motivated?





I've seen the G3 in Budapest, and shed a few tears when I was 19 years old, listening to ''Whispering a prayer'', when Steve dedicated the song to his wife and youngest son who were in the audience.

Motivation comes from listening to music, walking on the street on a sunny day, seeing people smile, sharing a beautiful moment with someone I deeply care about, performing for an awesome audience and a lot more little things who would seem insignificant at first, but if you come to think of it, it's the little things that make a difference, isn't it?

For instance, i was listening to Andy Timmons yesterday and I suddenly felt an urge to dance around the house and then of course...play the guitar biggrin.gif it's simple, isn't it?


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post Jun 24 2011, 03:58 PM
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Progressing makes me motivated


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Knowing your limits and not over-doing it, haha.

My biggest motivations come from seeing intense live shows, friends bands, and the whimper of my practice amp.


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A few words from Mr Vai always inpire and motivate me smile.gif


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post Jun 24 2011, 05:01 PM
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That is awesome topic Gab, and you mentioned most of the important motivators there! smile.gif It's always good to go to some cool concert, watch some concerts or clinics at home etc.

The thing that always gets me most motivated for doing music is playing a big live show, where the audience appreciates it. It really makes me hungry for more, and usually these shows are what keeps me going as it turned out over the years. Just as these big shows can get me going, really bad ones have contrary effect, stay in memory and leave the bitter taste, but the motivation from a good show lasts the longest IMHO.


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post Jun 25 2011, 10:58 PM
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What Keeps Me Motivated ?? ...... GMC ,of course biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (superize @ Jun 24 2011, 03:58 PM) *
Progressing makes me motivated

and I would like to add to this , that not , or slow progressing get me as well
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post Jun 26 2011, 07:44 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 24 2011, 11:57 AM) *
I've seen the G3 in Budapest, and shed a few tears when I was 19 years old, listening to ''Whispering a prayer'', when Steve dedicated the song to his wife and youngest son who were in the audience.

Motivation comes from listening to music, walking on the street on a sunny day, seeing people smile, sharing a beautiful moment with someone I deeply care about, performing for an awesome audience and a lot more little things who would seem insignificant at first, but if you come to think of it, it's the little things that make a difference, isn't it?

For instance, i was listening to Andy Timmons yesterday and I suddenly felt an urge to dance around the house and then of course...play the guitar biggrin.gif it's simple, isn't it?



Great words! I agree! smile.gif



QUOTE (superize @ Jun 24 2011, 11:58 AM) *
Progressing makes me motivated


Yeah! Seeing results is a great motivation!


QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 24 2011, 01:01 PM) *
That is awesome topic Gab, and you mentioned most of the important motivators there! smile.gif It's always good to go to some cool concert, watch some concerts or clinics at home etc.

The thing that always gets me most motivated for doing music is playing a big live show, where the audience appreciates it. It really makes me hungry for more, and usually these shows are what keeps me going as it turned out over the years. Just as these big shows can get me going, really bad ones have contrary effect, stay in memory and leave the bitter taste, but the motivation from a good show lasts the longest IMHO.


yeah, a big show is a big motivation for me too!


QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jun 25 2011, 06:58 PM) *
What Keeps Me Motivated ?? ...... GMC ,of course biggrin.gif


Sure man! smile.gif


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