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Old 10-27-2014, 01:43 AM   #1
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Has playing guitar ever helped you through a depression?

Maybe this is a weird question but has playing guitar ever helped you through a depression or when going through hard times?
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:44 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:04 AM   #3
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Real talk, yeah. I'm apparently terrible at communicating my emotions to other people, so writing music is kind of my emotional outlet.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:19 AM   #4
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:24 AM   #5
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I think the most effective method is coming off of the gold standard.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:30 AM   #6
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Definitely. I tend to write most of my music when I'm in an extreme emotional state, where it's depression, happiness, anger, etc. I find that if I try to write music when I'm just feeling "normal," it doesn't turn out as personal or original. I don't plan it this way, but when I'm feeling intense emotions, the music just seems to come out of me.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:39 AM   #7
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:16 AM   #8
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I think the most effective method is coming off of the gold standard.


What do you mean?
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:20 AM   #9
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He's saying you shouldn't base the value of your money on gold, but on love!

#truth #emotions #onelove
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:38 AM   #10
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No, my playing is so bad it causes depression and suicidal thoughts to all people close enough to hear.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:41 AM   #11
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No, my playing is so bad it causes depression and suicidal thoughts to all people close enough to hear.


Well, I haven't played for that long so my playing is pretty bad too sometimes. Lol.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:23 AM   #12
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I wouldn't use the term "depression" but of course it has helped me and others I know get through difficult times. It depends on how you look at the guitar though; if its function is merely to amuse and entertain you, it might help you feel better for a very short period of time. But if its function is to convey your emotions and feelings, then I believe it can have great therapeutical value.

Experiment with putting your thoughts into lyrics and singing them really loudly. It's a very liberating experience, I highly suggest it. After all, in order to formulate them into words, you are essentially analysing and dissecting your issues, giving you a more clear image of what's actually bothering you.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:43 AM   #13
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Yes...if nothing else it helped me to keep busy and distract me from heavy thoughts. Played so much my arms ached. But learnt some great new songs.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:09 AM   #14
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no because the depression hasn't yet ended
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:10 AM   #15
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:16 AM   #16
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art in general is a large part of why I'm still alive. Seriously, it's a distraction when you're low. That's all you need to help you plod along.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:39 AM   #17
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art in general is a large part of why I'm still alive. Seriously, it's a distraction when you're low. That's all you need to help you plod along.

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It's cathartic, so yes.

As is the case with most forms of expression.
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He's saying you shouldn't base the value of your money on gold, but on love!

#truth #emotions #onelove



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