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If You See Your Idol, Does That Keep You Motivated ?
If you see your idol, does that keep you motivated ?
If you see your idol, does that keep you motivated ?
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chast
Nov 19 2007, 10:05 PM
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Hey GMC'ers,

I just want to ask you, the question mentioned in the topic wink.gif
If you see your idol playing guitar, does that keep you motivated and practice more or are you like "Man, he plays so good" and you put your guitar down, because your idol is playing so good ?

Greets Max

PS: Dont take the 3rd pool choice too serious ;D

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Robin
Nov 19 2007, 10:10 PM
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If it wasnt for the videos of Bjørn Berge on youtube, I would have been alot further behind in my playing now.

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lefty01
Nov 19 2007, 10:14 PM
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Oh, heck yes. My guitar idols are the one's who made me startplaying, and always inspire me to keep going. I know I'll never reach their level, but it does inspire me to keep going.

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mattacuk
Nov 19 2007, 10:17 PM
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Absolutley!!! Seeing them play awsome motivates me like nothing else! smile.gif

After watching one for 10 minutes or so im ready to take on anything!!

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Nov 19 2007, 10:21 PM
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Mainly yes but a bit of no too laugh.gif I`m pretty motivated anyways, I know what I want to acheive but yes seeing people that I admire and respect playing fills in the forming cracks sometimes smile.gif

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Smikey2006
Nov 19 2007, 10:24 PM
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watching gus g even sitting around fiddling with a guitar is enough to motivate me to play

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talking to Michael Angelo Batio, watching him play, it gave me so much inspiration. smile.gif

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Pavel
Nov 19 2007, 10:37 PM
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Right now i am too pissed off with my financial situation and all the stuff i have to do besides guitar that i am not in the mood to play at all....

I was watching Angelo and Rusty the whole day today and i am still in bad mood...

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Fabian Schulz
Nov 19 2007, 10:43 PM
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I can't decide between one and three it'S both true wink.gif

I can't say yes or no on this question because sometimes it gives me huge motivation and sometimes I could cry after seeing my Idol, because it shows me my own disability

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QUOTE (Fabian Schulz @ Nov 19 2007, 01:43 PM) *
I can't decide between one and three it'S both true wink.gif

I can't say yes or no on this question because sometimes it gives me huge motivation and sometimes I could cry after seeing my Idol, because it shows me my own disability


Nah, it should show you what you can do with hard work wink.gif thats how i see it smile.gif

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Owen
Nov 19 2007, 10:51 PM
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I dont really have any idols...

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but these days I like to take inspiration from styles and artists I both dislike and enjoy smile.gif

I find that no matter how much I dislike something, theres always something to be learnt from it for use in doing other things laugh.gif

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Fabian Schulz
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sure wink.gif that's what it showes me almost every time.

But sometimes when I have a bad day it frustrates me biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Fabian Schulz @ Nov 19 2007, 01:51 PM) *
sure wink.gif that's what it showes me almost every time.

But sometimes when I have a bad day it frustrates me biggrin.gif

yeah i know the feeling.

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QUOTE (Fabian Schulz @ Nov 19 2007, 04:43 PM) *
I can't decide between one and three it'S both true wink.gif

I can't say yes or no on this question because sometimes it gives me huge motivation and sometimes I could cry after seeing my Idol, because it shows me my own disability

Nah, that should want you to play even more. You'll never get to that level (or close to it), if you don't play. All the lessons here really keep me going too. I truly believe, if I would not have found GMC, I would have quit playing.

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Pavel
Nov 19 2007, 10:52 PM
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The thing is - we all have different lives. Some people can spend 12 hours a day on guitar and they don't have to worry about what will they do in a month because their parents are rich as hell and the bastard will never have to work.

In my situation it's somewhat different. I have to finish university and start working on a regular basis. I have a 25 years old brother who lives in Ukraine and there is no chance he can by himself a house/flat, and my parents are sending him money each month so he can pay for a living their as his salary is way too low.

So, sometimes i see a guy shredding the hell out of the guitar and it doesn't impress me a bit - it only drives me mad because the guy than showes me his 15 guitars - all customs and signatures, and when i ask him: "How did you get them?" - "My mom bought them for me!". I just turn around and go...

I guess you understand what i mean by the text above....

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QUOTE (lefty01 @ Nov 19 2007, 01:52 PM) *
I truly believe, if I would not have found GMC, I would have quit playing.


I concur. cool.gif

I tend to lack focus, so I eventually lapse into not playing if I dont find something fresh to do and challenge myself with, GMC provides challenges in shovel-fulls!

- Pavel, I know the feeling, but remember that some of the most inspired musicians in the world worked from the bottom up, look at Muris, caught in the middle of terrible conflict for a large part of his life and he creates some of the most brilliant and original music I have ever heard, obviously he put in the hard work, but I reckon if he had it all to begin with, he wouldnt have been so good today.

If people can relax all the time and rely on their "mommy's" to bail them out then they ultimately never pushed to create brilliant music or get anywhere, I know many people who are just given such things on a plate, but they dont produce brilliant or original music, they run the same old gauntlet as everyone else and rip-off their favourite artists - sound-a-likes.

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Pavel
Nov 19 2007, 11:20 PM
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I know what you mean, but sometimes you just get fed up with everything and get sick of everything!!!

Right now i want to finally get my RC and start exploring the 7-string guitar, and i am crazy about waiting sad.gif sad.gif

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Owen
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smile.gif

When's it due to arrive ? tongue.gif

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Pavel
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QUOTE (Owen @ Nov 19 2007, 11:28 PM) *
smile.gif

When's it due to arrive ? tongue.gif


January 2008 is like an approximate date. But i am sure it will be later than that.

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QUOTE (chast @ Nov 19 2007, 10:05 PM) *
Hey GMC'ers,

I just want to ask you, the question mentioned in the topic wink.gif
If you see your idol playing guitar, does that keep you motivated and practice more or are you like "Man, he plays so good" and you put your guitar down, because your idol is playing so good ?

Greets Max

PS: Dont take the 3rd pool choice too serious ;D


Thats different by me, one time when i see a video i think like .. whooaw he's great .. i need to be on that level or higher too, and then im going to practice practice practice and i learn new things, but sometimes its just .. mannn o mann .. what a guy blink.gif " puts down guitar, watching anime or something " and then about 1 hour .. pick up the guitar, jamming on GMC and things .. biggrin.gif

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