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Old 04-14-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Is there something wrong with my playing?

I've been playing for almost a year and a half now, and I can't stil finish a complete solo without mistakes. Is this normal or is there something wrong with my playing?
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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It might be normal, it might not, have you practiced these solos enough? Do you know what "enough" is?
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #3
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If you practice with mistakes then yes.
If you practice without mistakes then no.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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I practice with mistakes. How long does it take one to play without mistakes?
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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How long is a piece of string?

Everyone learns at a different rate, how much dedication/focus do you put into it? What kinda solo is it? Is it a technique issue or a mental issue? Perhaps a bit of both.


It really is a "how long is a piece of string" kind of question. For playing an instrument 1.5 years isn't very long, most players don't get very far within that time.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:27 PM   #6
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After how long would you consider a long time for playing an instrument?
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #7
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I practice with mistakes. How long does it take one to play without mistakes?


You need to practice without mistakes to begin with. If that means you need to slow down to the point where you're playing one note every five seconds then so be it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
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How long is a piece of string?

Everyone learns at a different rate, how much dedication/focus do you put into it? What kinda solo is it? Is it a technique issue or a mental issue? Perhaps a bit of both.


It really is a "how long is a piece of string" kind of question. For playing an instrument 1.5 years isn't very long, most players don't get very far within that time.

since everyone here lost focus I will get us back on track. A piece of string is generally 3 feet in length, but can be shorter or longer depending on need.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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I practice with mistakes. How long does it take one to play without mistakes?


Practice with the intention of never making a mistake. Don't get lazy and let that mistake slide by. If you mess up, slow down the piece and start over. It's a really bad habit that most people make, including myself. I still do it, but I'm trying my hardest not too. It'll be worth it in the long run.
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