#1
When do i know I'm done with guitar? Like I'm learning some sweeps and what not and improving my technique, I can't ever get the 6 string ones to sound like jeff loomis but then again i probably never will, when one of my fine chaps stops by. Hes not a big music guy and he was all like "lolz lrn2jimmypage". So i play dazed and confused and he was rather impressed.
So why should I keep learning new things that are hard and boring to practice, I ****ing hate the metronome, when I already have the skills to wow people?
#4
To expand your capabilities.

People are already wow'd by my art but I'm not nowhere near amazing at all.

Thats not gonna stop me from practicing.
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#5
Yeah, play for your enjoyment, not other people's enjoyment.
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#6
Well, just do whatever keeps you happy; if you hate practicing, don't.... if you still enjoy improving, keep practicing.
#7
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Yeah, play for your enjoyment, not other people's enjoyment.


I do play for mine, It's just like I bust my ass for weeks learning like a cool sweep in Hungarian A minor or some shit I play it and everyone i the room yawns. Now if i play a cool reggae rhythm I get mad pussy.
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Yeah, play for your enjoyment, not other people's enjoyment.


I do play for mine, It's just like I bust my ass for weeks learning like a cool sweep in Hungarian A minor or some shit I play it and everyone in the room yawns. Now if i play a cool reggae rhythm I get mad pussy.
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I do play for mine, It's just like I bust my ass for weeks learning like a cool sweep in Hungarian A minor or some shit I play it and everyone in the room yawns. Now if i play a cool reggae rhythm I get mad pussy.


then the solution is to find new friends. i myself would personally be impressed with the Hungarian sweep, but that just might be because i hate reggae music.
#11
If you're learning things just to impress people then you're not playing for the right reason. All the sweeps and scales and licks and other skills you're developing should be put towards songs and writing music and what not. I'm mean it's cool to go "hey man check out this sweep I learned!" but realistically people will probably just be like "oh..thats cool, another guy who can play fast". so start applying what you've learned and then you will feel more accomplished.
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#12
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If you're learning things just to impress people then you're not playing for the right reason. All the sweeps and scales and licks and other skills you're developing should be put towards songs and writing music and what not. I'm mean it's cool to go "hey man check out this sweep I learned!" but realistically people will probably just be like "oh..thats cool, another guy who can play fast". so start applying what you've learned and then you will feel more accomplished.


I write music too, I wrote a cool kind of finger picking/slide song last night. I'm just wondering why should i keep getting better when everyone doesn't care. I mean I like making music but whats the point if no one else likes it?
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#15
Maybe you're just playing to the wrong people? It's like reading a book to a dog, if they don't understand, then they won't care, no matter how good it is. same thing applies here, if they don't like the kind of music you're playing for them or it's going over their heads, they aren't really going to care even if it's really good (which I'm sure it is). You could always try playing other things for different people. Being versed in all sorts of genres is never a bad thing.
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#17
Music is different to musicians. Simple as that.
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#18
I just enjoy playing it. But I also enjoy the feeling of knowing you've improved. It's not about showing off atleast anyway, for me.
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When do i know I'm done with guitar? Like I'm learning some sweeps and what not and improving my technique, I can't ever get the 6 string ones to sound like jeff loomis but then again i probably never will, when one of my fine chaps stops by. Hes not a big music guy and he was all like "lolz lrn2jimmypage". So i play dazed and confused and he was rather impressed.
So why should I keep learning new things that are hard and boring to practice, I ****ing hate the metronome, when I already have the skills to wow people?



OT: your never actually done with guitar. theres so many things more to learn i imagine. go and learn techniques you may like or perfect the ones you know. also being in a band would be nice
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write your own music, trust me once youre good at it it never gets boring
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#21
I learned dazed and confused when I was starting to play guitar, its easy something a beginning guitarrist learns because it's catchy and easy to play.

Stick with the metronome and you'll either get better or you won't. If you can't play a practice piece to a metronome how will you learn new things. Honestly, if you don't practice things to the metronome you'll probably have a poor sense of tempo and rythmns. And the fact that they are hard to practice means you need to practice them. And the fact you hate the metronome means you need to practice with it more often.

Now if you want to do sweep picking, you need to start slow and learn how to the metronome so that everything is clean and the rythmn is consistant.
#23
It's not hard to learn to shred. It all comes down to the music dude. Starting a band is always a good step, get out there and realise the reason you play, lol
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#24
Learn whatever you need to be able to play the things you write. And then keep learning, just slightly less obsessively.
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It's not hard to learn to shred. It all comes down to the music dude. Starting a band is always a good step, get out there and realise the reason you play, lol


Sure it may not be hard, but you have to consistently practice scales and speed for years before you're any good at it.

And you might as well just stop now since you're obviously playing for the wrong reasons.