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#1
what would u recomend for someone who loves playing, but at the same time loses intrest at times, and it gets more and more often?
#2
try playing a genre you wouldn't normally be into...jazz para ejemplo.

or, maybe take a break for a few days or a week. you'd be surprised how much clarity a small rest away from your instrument gives your body and mind.
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#3
It's because you're not learning jazz.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#4
get more interested in it?
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what would u recomend for someone who loves playing, but at the same time loses intrest at times, and it gets more and more often?


just learn to play your favorite songs. if you keep finding yourself losing interest after doing this, then you shouldn't force yourself to do something you'll hate.

i also read somewhere on UG that if you lose interest you should take a break from the guitar for a while. just stop playing completely for a week or so (maybe a bit more). i forgot what thread that was in, though.
#7
play with OTHER people.

Jams are the #1 way to new ideas and just re inspire yourself.
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#10
I had to leave the instrument at home the other day and I was sick of it anyway...a few days later when I came back and saw it, I broke a string from playing so much. Just take a break.
#12
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try playing a genre you wouldn't normally be into...jazz para ejemplo.

or, maybe take a break for a few days or a week. you'd be surprised how much clarity a small rest away from your instrument gives your body and mind.


i wouldn't recommend playing a genre you wouldn't be into, because i personally think that you just wouldn't want to learn it as much.

as for the take a break part, that's basically what i was saying before. if you do something every single day, even if it's something you enjoy, it's going to get a bit boring.
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i dont have anyone to play with, i do at guitar center, but i only go like once every two months

take a break. If you like guitar youll be itchin to play in no time.
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#16
In my experience, you can't really force yourself to be into it. It took me six years to really want to get into and spend some serious time practicing and learning music.
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i do know jazz

I highly doubt it.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#18
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Man, I'm aving the same problem. I don't know what to do.


the advice i'm seeing here is pretty good.

the best option i think would be to take a break.
#21
i do take breaks, ive going on and off for about 1 to 2 weeks, and yes, i do know some jazz, and i hate playing it
#22
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i do know jazz
dude, saying that you know jazz automatically proves that you have no understanding of what jazz is.

that said, its not for everyone, i would suggest you learn theory, but play something that interests you.
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#23
Don't do a me and give up for 4 years, cripple your hands and then try to play again.
#24
Taking a break is seriously the best idea. one thing i do when im getting tired of playing guitar, is to improvise for 15 minutes, and time myself. Roflmao, sometimes its hard to make 15 minutes of completly different riffs. And if im feeling really out of it, il lift weights
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i do know some jazz

Sure, just like I know how to cook because I can boil water.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Jams are the #1 way to new ideas and just re inspire yourself.

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#28
try out a bands stuff that you havent played in a while and is different
like going from pantera to led zeppelin
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#29
taking a break might work but it's only a band-aid fix (temporary)

I took about a weeks break once then came back feeling kinda refreshed, played for a few days, then unintentionally took 2 weeks break. Then the breaks went into months

Of course I WAS addicted to WoW and that didn't help lol, but eh. If you're not interested you're not interested.

I bet it's the music you're listening to. You're probably sick of that so if you put the guitar down for a while and listen to some different music you might get inspired again.
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#31
If you know jazz, I'm confused how you can be getting bored. Try new modes; maybe bebop dominant, symmetrical diminished, altered scale? Try applying old techniques to new tunes and see what happens. Try studying through Lydian inversion techniques. Transcribe some Coltrane solos. Pick up some new stuff, like Kenny Garrett. Don't be closed to trying new things like learning some Scott LaFaro bass lines or practicing your Freddie Green comping through some old standards. Maybe trying to pick up some techniques that Wes Montgomery used? McCoy Tyner? There are a thousand things to listen to and absorb in the world of jazz. Fusion, dixieland, bebop, cool jazz, etc. I'd try any of that and it'd probably keep me going for a couple years at least.
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#32
well i am sorta annoyed of the music i listen to, but for the main part i just change the band and im happy again
#33
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Or take a break. Either one works, but the idea is to either walk away for a while and let the inspiration come back to you or challenge yourself with a new goal to kindle new inspirations. Jam sessions with musicians you normally don't play with accomplish the same thing.
EDIT: +1 to Xaioxi's and Zugunruhe's comments also. You don't "know" jazz. Maybe you know a couple of standards, big f*ckin whoop. But you don't know jazz because you can't "know" jazz. It's not a know thing, and from a guy as analytical as me that borders on heresy. But it's true.
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#34
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If you know jazz, I'm confused how you can be getting bored.

I can clear up your confusion right now: it's because he doesn't actually know jack shi about it.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I can clear up your confusion right now: it's because he doesn't actually know jack shi[/t] about it.

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#37
or maybe he just really doesn't like jazz? not everyone gets excited by learning a whole bunch of new scales to use while improving over some chord progression.
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#39
im goin to suggest the same thing i suggest every time i see these threads.

pick a new tuning (not just drop d, or eb) and **** around tryin to write ****. also, if u usually play electric, learn some acoustic stuff, or vise versa.
i'll also reiterate what has already been suggested, learn a new genre, take a break, and jam with other people. if u dont know people to jam with, find them dammit, theres bound to be plenty near where u live. next time ur at guitar center jammin with people, get some phone numbers from people u wanna jam with again. as said by the great van wilder, "life's all about making connections. write that down."

edit: another thing i just thought of, listen to some music WITHOUT guitar in it, and maybe try to think "hmm, what kind of riff would i play over this." or even try improving solos over it. try transcribing music played on other instruments for guitar
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