RiffEmAll
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Join date: Jun 2014
425 IQ
#1
I only started playing guitar in November (Learned Power chords in January) and have been able to jam with people playing songs like Crazy Train, Master Of Puppets, Holy Wars, Mouth For War, etc. These past few days though, I have been awful. I am sloppy and I feel like I only started playing yesterday. Usually I play through it and an hour later I can play along to songs. I know this is silly as I haven't been playing for even a year yet but it is very frustrating to lose so much progress. I do stretches and warmups. What's wrong with me?!
james kiser
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Join date: Jun 2014
21 IQ
#2
you have your good days a bad days as with anything in life lol. I have my off days with it and you cant focus on the bad, you have got to focus on how good you can play and just know that youre better than how youre playing. Golf is like this with me lol. Im a +3 handicap and ill go out and sometimes shoot 75. Keep playing man! Youll get it back in no time
flexiblemile
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Join date: Oct 2012
2,094 IQ
#3
sometimes, the first part of progressing is realizing you're not as good as you thought you were. As if your ear got better before your fingers did.

This feeling you are experiencing will stay with you (on and off) for the rest of your life. In the long run it is actually quite helpful because it pushes you to strive. Don't let it discourage you
vIsIbleNoIsE
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Join date: Feb 2006
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#4
you didn't lose progress, you never had it to begin with. what might have happened is that you happened upon some seemingly minor detail about your playing mechanics that made all the difference in the world and allowed you to play much better. but you weren't aware of it, and so you can't replicate it. it's gonna be up to chance until you figure out what exactly makes you play better.
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EyeballPaul
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Join date: Mar 2014
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#5
Yeah,It's all part of it,Slow it back down and focus again on practicing,It will make you better in the long run.
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gtc83
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Join date: Apr 2014
21 IQ
#6
Yeah last week was crappy for me. I don't know, maybe my biorhythms were at a low ebb or something lol. I think it has to do with if you got a good night's sleep, if you're just physically tired or stressed out or something, or else...just no reason at all.
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Join date: Oct 2007
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#7
It happens to everyone. I find it's best to take a couple days off. Don't touch the guitar for 2 or 3 days. Then, try it again.
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SchizoidManx00
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Join date: Feb 2014
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#8
Quote by vIsIbleNoIsE
you didn't lose progress, you never had it to begin with. what might have happened is that you happened upon some seemingly minor detail about your playing mechanics that made all the difference in the world and allowed you to play much better. but you weren't aware of it, and so you can't replicate it. it's gonna be up to chance until you figure out what exactly makes you play better.


I agree with this.