Just coming out of that myself. After playing with a band for 3 years, and constant playing 7 years before that, I told the band I was quiting back in June. So I quit and it was a good thing, for me, but since then, I've became uninspired. So, since June, I picked up the guitar maybe 4 or 5 times, only to put it back down.
On Labor Day, when my band used to play this big block party, there was another band playing instead, so I got to sit back and watch. Watching them play re-inspired me to pick up the guitar again, but not to get up on stage. I dont miss that, believe it or not. The band was playing Southern Rock, which I always liked, but different from the music we were playing, when I was with my band.
So, I went to my CD's and picked out all my Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Bros, Outlaws, Marshall Tucker and started fiddling with it. Now I'm looking forward to playing and trying new things out when I get home from work.
4 months is unimaginable to me, not to pick up the guitar, but it happened. I'm just glad I got back (wife kept pushing me too).
I kind of compare it to a baseball player, who goes into a slump. Can't hit anything, then the confidence level drops, then finally one day, he get a bloop single to right field, then goes on a hot streak and the slump is over.
I'm taking off in a different direction, so I did some searching, found this site and hopefully I can absorb some of the info put out here as well as have an input if needed.
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