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post Sep 11 2007, 01:37 AM
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I am just wondering if anyone has days when thier chops are smoking and days when you cant play for nothing. ?


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post Sep 11 2007, 01:47 AM
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No, we are all robots who play everything perfectly and exactly the same every time.
But seriously, everyone here has 'on' and 'off' days, most likely, even the big name shredders have days when they're better and days when they're worse. Not really anything you can do about it except try to sleep and eat right and all that.
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post Sep 11 2007, 01:52 AM
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I am just wondering if anyone has days when thier chops are smoking and days when you cant play for nothing. ?


I have those days. But i relate it pretty much to good sleeping and weather as i am very weather-dependent person.


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post Sep 11 2007, 01:59 AM
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Sometimes it feels like your climbing a mountain and than you fall a few a hundred feet . I guess its becuz I have only been playing around 5 months. I hope to one day have the chops like pavel and marcus. They are amazing.


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post Sep 11 2007, 02:25 AM
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Dude i have days like this all the time.There is days i pick up the guitar and i feel like im on fire! tongue.gif then there is days when i just think everything im doing is horrible ,sloppy, or boring.Its really just like life,you have good and bad days thats what makes the good so great. wink.gif


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post Sep 11 2007, 02:29 AM
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Sleep and weather, as Pavel said, may very well effect your day-to-day playing -- BUT, I whole-heartedly believe that our overall mood has an enormous effect on how well we lay out the chops. The more relaxed and destressed you are, the better you will play.

There's something relied upon in the medical world known as an "anxiety scale". There are 4 levels to this scale with 4 being the highest level. Level 1 is where people push themselves to perform a little harder, increased concentration levels, etc. But, when you get to level 2 and up, your ability to learn and perform become increasingly impaired -- up to the point in level 4 -- where a person has lost all touch with reality and has literally become a danger to themseleves and others around them.

Surely this may seem like an extreme example, but it does demonstrate the significant effect of stress and emotion on functional ability. If you find yourself fumbling around the fretboard and getting increasingly annoyed with your alleged inability to play, then take a break -- listen to some music, read some of Andrew's theory lessons, surf the forums. However, if you insist on continuing to play, switch over to playing something you know so well you can play with your eyes closed.

Then, when that nasty inner voice that says "you suck" has quieted down, go back to whatever it was that was challenging you. Chances are, you'll be far more productive at learning and find enjoyment in your new accomplishment.


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post Sep 11 2007, 02:31 AM
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BUT, I whole-heartedly believe that our overall mood has an enormous effect on how well we lay out the chops. The more relaxed and destressed you are, the better you will play.

Coudnt agree with you more NightFlight. smile.gif I think mood has almost everything to do with your playing.


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post Sep 11 2007, 02:40 AM
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Like the rest said, I think you'r playing reflects you'r emotions, and if you'r really down or pissed off your playing will be worst.


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post Sep 11 2007, 02:54 AM
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Hey thanx everyone for the imput ,I am glad to see its just part of the process and I can see there are alot of things that can effect your playing. I will, like I am sure Pavel and all the good ones have done and that is Grit your teeth and play through. To reach my goals . And like Kris says practice practice practice, and overcome those days.


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post Sep 11 2007, 03:05 AM
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Yeah, i play even when i am tired - i just force myself to practice at least an hour that day.


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post Sep 11 2007, 03:46 AM
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I also have these days. But mostly I dont recognize it, if I have a good day :/ But last weekend I recognized it "Oh whats up you are playing fast and cleaner than other days"
I also have days like that: I want to play guitar, than i pick it up, and after 5 minutes I dont want to play anymore, because nothing works :/
There was one time, it was going over a few weeks, that I didnt want to pick up my guitar and If I picked it up, it was only bad, what I have played.

But as you can see everybody has that problems, so just get over it, and play guitar biggrin.gif


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post Sep 11 2007, 04:38 AM
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Rusty Cooley wakes up after a hard night of beer and women,


" Awwww mannn , I can only play 6-string sweeps at 250 bpm sad.gif "


Everyone has there off days Pr1m1s, just keep practicing and dont worry about it. smile.gif


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post Sep 11 2007, 04:42 AM
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That is funny as hell John lol thanx for the great advice John and everyone . biggrin.gif
QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Sep 10 2007, 08:38 PM) *
Rusty Cooley wakes up after a hard night of beer and women,
" Awwww mannn , I can only play 6-string sweeps at 250 bpm sad.gif "
Everyone has there off days Pr1m1s, just keep practicing and dont worry about it. smile.gif
- John


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post Sep 11 2007, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Sep 10 2007, 09:38 PM) *
Rusty Cooley wakes up after a hard night of beer and women,
" Awwww mannn , I can only play 6-string sweeps at 250 bpm sad.gif "
Everyone has there off days Pr1m1s, just keep practicing and dont worry about it. smile.gif
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post Sep 12 2007, 03:18 AM
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I had such a day today...
I failed at everything!

But yesterday everything went just fine.

It's just ups and downs. Tomorrow will be a good day! biggrin.gif (I hope)

And my right hand is as cold as an eskimo's nose when he sat outside for two days straight! It's a lot like that. Maybe it's because of that my playing isn't what it has to be... Does someone know what it could be, en how to get rid of it?


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