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09-18-2000, 03:38 PM
I'VE BEEN PLAYING GUITAR FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS NOW AND FIND MY SELF IN A RUT.... I NEED TO LEARN MUCH BUT FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT I NEED TO PRACTICE ANY IDEAS OUT THERE ON HOW TO REMOTIVATE MY SELF...
09-18-2000, 04:47 PM
I dont know if this will help you or not because I've only been playing for about a year. I usually start my practice routine with a few scales, then I move on to some Riffs, Licks, and all the good stuff, hah! Then for about two hours strieght I (Sorry about the spelling) play nothing but songs I like I.E. (my fav band)Rammstein, Papa Roach, P.O.D. and of course, METALLICA!
09-18-2000, 07:06 PM
I don't know if there's much that can motivate someone to learn the guitar if they don't want to. But here are some suggestions: be strict with yourself... become passionate about learning the guitar. Forget the TV and homework, just play play play. Also, if you got a teacher, he might be able to provide the structure you may need in order to concentrate and learn. For me, there's no better motivater then hearing an awesome guitar peice, it gives me a need to learn how to play it.
09-18-2000, 07:54 PM
somethng that'll open you up to new stuff, is playing with people, you'll do stuff with them that you didn't know you could do, also i like to play along with anything that comes on tv, yes i'm ashamed to say i've soloed over britney spears songs when they came on tv, i mean everything the simpsons , law and order, i mean just about ever song every tv show theme i just play and it opens me up to new licks i aint thought about before.
09-20-2000, 01:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JACKO 58:
I'VE BEEN PLAYING GUITAR FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS NOW AND FIND MY SELF IN A RUT.... I NEED TO LEARN MUCH BUT FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT I NEED TO PRACTICE ANY IDEAS OUT THERE ON HOW TO REMOTIVATE MY SELF...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
When you get stuck in ruts try reading this, it might help
09-20-2000, 07:52 AM
Hey bofatron, that's a terrific article by Mark Worrell and should be required reading for any guitar player. Thanx for posting the link to it.
09-20-2000, 10:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by John O'Carroll:
Hey bofatron, that's a terrific article by Mark Worrell and should be required reading for any guitar player. Thanx for posting the link to it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You are welcome...there is plenty more where that came from: http://guitarsoc.homestead.com/papers.html
09-21-2000, 01:11 AM
I agree w/ Jake Sommers- Jam w/ some people and see what happens. I've found that my bass and guitar playing get alot better alot faster when I'm in a band or just jamming out alot. Also I have a friend who plays along w/ the TV alot, he has 3 little kids, and they don't want to hear Cold Shot, they want to hear theme songs to shows they watch. This man can play the Pullups Diaper Jingle like it was nothing.
09-21-2000, 02:13 AM
i want to thank everyone who gave me a reply. i belive i just need to pick up my axe and play.... this is a very cool site..i'll be here ofton, thanks for the help agin
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