#1
Here's my dilemma (well, a small one, but it could prove useful to others, as most of us are humans)

Call Of Duty came out last week, resulting in me not doing any practice whatsoever until yesterday... So I pick up the guitar and realise I sound horrible, I can't play very fast either (without making a total unholy mess of the song)

I have a music practical test on Friday, for which I'm playing Fuel by Metallica.
It's an easy enough song and i know, for the most part, all of the song (bar a small bit of the bridge, which I'm currently about to learn)

Have you any tips or advice for this situation?

And I hope this would help other people in similar situations.
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#2
Practice it? Where's the issue? You neglected to practice so you got a little worse. Practice to make up for it. There's no way around that in music.
#3
Quote by KirkMetallica
Here's my dilemma (well, a small one, but it could prove useful to others, as most of us are humans)

Call Of Duty came out last week, resulting in me not doing any practice whatsoever until yesterday... So I pick up the guitar and realise I sound horrible, I can't play very fast either (without making a total unholy mess of the song)

I have a music practical test on Friday, for which I'm playing Fuel by Metallica.
It's an easy enough song and i know, for the most part, all of the song (bar a small bit of the bridge, which I'm currently about to learn)

Have you any tips or advice for this situation?

And I hope this would help other people in similar situations.



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#4
Not playing for as little as a week isn't going to make you magically crap.
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#5
Quote by steven seagull
Not playing for as little as a week isn't going to make you magically crap.


Indeed. You were just as crap before the game came out.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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#6
Hell, I tend to play better after neglecting my guitar for a week or more. Then again, I never play video games anymore. D:
#7
not practicing does make your playing worse. I notice if i neglect practice for 2 days i am not nearly as fast or as fluid until i practice a bit ( usually a warm up and an hour or two of practice) after which I am back on my game. so warm up, practice and prepare your piece. it should be self explanatory.
#8
Quote by tehREALcaptain
not practicing does make your playing worse. I notice if i neglect practice for 2 days i am not nearly as fast or as fluid until i practice a bit ( usually a warm up and an hour or two of practice) after which I am back on my game. so warm up, practice and prepare your piece. it should be self explanatory.


I must just be a freak then. D:
#10
Quote by AlanHB
Indeed. You were just as crap before the game came out.

sadly, i agree.

one week is nothing, some times i don't play for a week just to feel inspired again when I pick it up
#11
Quote by steven seagull
Not playing for as little as a week isn't going to make you magically crap.


I concur. It's either all in your head, or you already sucked.
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#12
Quote by KirkMetallica
Here's my dilemma (well, a small one, but it could prove useful to others, as most of us are humans)

Call Of Duty came out last week, resulting in me not doing any practice whatsoever until yesterday... So I pick up the guitar and realise I sound horrible, I can't play very fast either (without making a total unholy mess of the song)

I have a music practical test on Friday, for which I'm playing Fuel by Metallica.
It's an easy enough song and i know, for the most part, all of the song (bar a small bit of the bridge, which I'm currently about to learn)

Have you any tips or advice for this situation?

And I hope this would help other people in similar situations.


Suing Activision is the only way to go. It's obviously their fault.

Oh, hang on, Activision published Guitar Hero. Maybe they'll send you a copy as compensation. Then you'll kill at guitar.

#14
Quote by freakstylez
Hell, I tend to play better after neglecting my guitar for a week or more. Then again, I never play video games anymore. D:


This happens to me too! Not that I play better, I just "forget" how I sound like and after a break I love my playing
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#15
I'm going to close this because it's a really silly topic, and not really relevant to music theory at all.

OP: Your skills have not changed. Perhaps you're just hearing yourself better now.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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