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04-30-2008 09:41 PM
wbreslin951
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

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Originally Posted by Andy43 View Post
I always hear these stories of people losing interest in guitar. Am I the only one that has not ONCE lost interest in playing? Maybe some of you are just overdosing on the instrument. I only play about 2 hours a day at most, some days not playing at all. I used to play a lot more, like 5 hours everyday. But that was mostly when I was trying to up my technique. However, if you just lose interest in making music, then maybe making music isn't for you. I have the feeling that some people are just "born to rock", or " born to play whatever type of music you like".
i was definately born to play, music has been in my blood for at least three generations, probably more.. I really think the biggest reason is I don't have an amp, and my acoustic doesn't exactly allow me to explore.. I can't handle having just one tone..
04-30-2008 04:03 PM
Andy43
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

I always hear these stories of people losing interest in guitar. Am I the only one that has not ONCE lost interest in playing? Maybe some of you are just overdosing on the instrument. I only play about 2 hours a day at most, some days not playing at all. I used to play a lot more, like 5 hours everyday. But that was mostly when I was trying to up my technique. However, if you just lose interest in making music, then maybe making music isn't for you. I have the feeling that some people are just "born to rock", or " born to play whatever type of music you like".
04-29-2008 05:04 PM
liam894
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

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Originally Posted by toneboy View Post
I think some folks, especially when they're young, think it's cool to be all hardcore and practice every waking hour of every day but guitar playing is like anything else in life. You can only do it for so long before you get tired of it. It's not how many hours you play but rather what you get done in the hours you play. There's an old saying - "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Take a break from playing guitar and see how much you miss it. You'll enjoy it that much more when you get back to it.
"Out of sight, out of mind" is also another old saying
04-29-2008 01:46 AM
cusplaya
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

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Originally Posted by ken_r152 View Post
Right about the time that I needed a breath of fresh air in terms of playing music, I picked up an acoustic 12-string. It sounded very nice and it really changed everything.
Thats kinda what I'm tryin to say. And I have done the same thing. just the difference in sound can rejuvinate your enthusiasm. also try throwin a capo on the seventh fret or so. it just chages the way the guitar resonates and inspires new ideas for me.
04-29-2008 01:33 AM
wbreslin951
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

maybe ill pickup golf lol
04-28-2008 10:58 PM
callen3615
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

give it a rest, i play lots of golf, and over the winter i lost something like 30 pounds and didnt play for about 4 months. took up guitar, bought 3 ibbys and played like 3hours a day. i didnt care to play golf, thought about selling my clubs, i knew i could get a bout 2grand! saw some tournament one sunday and decided to play, went out the next week and shot a 78! its like that dude said if you truely love it you will want to play again, now i multitask between golf and guitar.
04-28-2008 10:48 AM
ken_r152
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

Right about the time that I needed a breath of fresh air in terms of playing music, I picked up an acoustic 12-string. It sounded very nice and it really changed everything.
04-28-2008 03:21 AM
Petie
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

Oh and if you really need something to kickstart your playing, try to learn Mike Keneally's "I Can't Stop." Then listen closer and realise how many open strings he's playing amongst all the stuff on higher frets, and learn it the RIGHT way.

If you think you've got that down, move on to "1988 Was A Million Years Ago" and try to make it out alive.
04-28-2008 03:14 AM
Petie
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

Try Devin Townsend's tuning, C G C G C E. It's especially fun for playing the same 3-note pattern on each string, say, 4th, 5th and 7th frets.

I also like playing in weird tunings I make up, like:

C G D F# B D

In that one, I use the C string to play bass notes up and down the neck, not necessarily as a drone.
04-28-2008 02:05 AM
wbreslin951
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

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Originally Posted by cusplaya View Post
Have you tried alternate tunings? Some times just playing in drop D will spark a new interest for me, (Drop low E string down to D) however there are countless combinations of tunings and I find that it opens new musical possibilities and forces you to play new sounds which helps to counteract the boredom which can occur from hearing the same sounds over and over. Bottom line for me, is to have fun and enjoy the instrument. If my heart isn't in it, then I might as well get up and go to work.
i play pretty much any common tuning, usually standard dropped on step and drop c
04-28-2008 01:25 AM
cusplaya
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

Have you tried alternate tunings? Some times just playing in drop D will spark a new interest for me, (Drop low E string down to D) however there are countless combinations of tunings and I find that it opens new musical possibilities and forces you to play new sounds which helps to counteract the boredom which can occur from hearing the same sounds over and over. Bottom line for me, is to have fun and enjoy the instrument. If my heart isn't in it, then I might as well get up and go to work.
04-27-2008 08:58 PM
MicahC
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

maybe you just got bored. Learn a new technique or song or something.
04-27-2008 08:00 PM
Petie
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

Is your practice space neat and tidy? I find that makes a big difference for me.

"Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work." Gustave Flaubert
04-26-2008 12:51 AM
wbreslin951
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

ill never outgrow playin guitar thats for sure. i use guitar more to let out emotion and to speak in a more universal language, to tell myself in a different way how i feel about something. i do have an acoustic, but im not drawn much to it either.. once when i first started playin i took a break for 3 months and then started up again completely amazing compared to what i was before, i miss my guitar, but i don't wanna play lately.. i guess ill set it down.. id like to get a new amp, i know that'll get my blood boilin again, i have a s***y amp right now lol, with no cord.. but thanks for all the advice guys! i appreciate it!
04-25-2008 10:23 PM
jallen
Re: Helpp, why don't i wanna play my guitar anymore?

Of course you may just not be a guitar player anymore. I mean, there are plenty of things in life you just outgrow. I used to spend hours with my Transformers when I was a kid. Now I don't. Many people play an instrument all through growing up, and High School only to ditch it when they get older. It happens.
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