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#1
I have been playing for about 4 years and recently due to an injury, i haven't played for 2 months. Tell me how long you have been playing when that happened and how long your hiatus was and why the reason was also.
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#2
I've sparingly played for about 4 months I don't have the interest nor the confidence to play.
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#3
I've stopped playing seriously and just play in sporadic bursts now because I've lost my confidence in my playing, really.
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#5
since ive started the longest was like a weekend and what a terrible weeken it was
#6
I've gone about a week and a half before. That was the longest I could stand to not play. It was last summer when I got a really bad stomach bug which was only made worse because of personal family problems going on at that time.
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#7
Longest I've went since I started was about 2 months when I broke my wrist, and gradually played more as the pain decreased. Sometimes I'll take a week or so off and work on keys or vocals. Do the same for bass occasionally, but that doesn't really count.
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#8
I went four months without playing back in high school because of bad grades. Best motivation for good grades i've ever had.
#9
After I'd been playing for like a year I stopped for a couple of months. Then I started listening to new music which made me want to pick up guitar again.

Apart from that, no, the longest I've been away from my guitar is a week when I've been on holidays, I try to play at least 2 or 3 songs a day.
#10
about three months. Modern Warfare 2
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#11
I played when I was around 15, to about 18. Put it down until I turned 23 a few years ago. I'm better know in these 6 or so months that I was in that total 2 1/2 years. But my tastes have changed a bit since then.
#12
I caught the stomach flu at one point. I remember i woke up at four in the morning, literally seconds away from puking. I decided I couldn't make it to the bathroom so I would just vomit on the floor. My guitar was laying on the ground next to my bed so i quickly pushed it under my bed and threw up. When i observed the guitar in the morning it had vomit splash over the body.. Since i had the flu for a week i didn't play and it took me a few more days to muster up the courage to clean it. Blech...
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I've gone about a week and a half before. That was the longest I could stand to not play. It was last summer when I got a really bad stomach bug which was only made worse because of personal family problems going on at that time.


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Just curious, how long have you guys been playing?
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#14
yeah, when I tried to self teach myself I gave up and few times but ultimately the attraction I had to the instrument never left me.
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#15
Something like a month, that was 2 years ago.
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#16
a couple weeks at the most. i hate it when the guitar looks at me, just wanting to get played
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#19
Probably somewhere around 2 to 4 days.
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#22
Right now it's been about two months. A week ago, I really wanted to start playing again. But 2 minutes in, my nut slot cracks and I don't feel like fixing it
#23
A week at most. I sprained my wrist playing ultimate and it was really painful to strum at first, but I quickly found I could still pick pretty easily.

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#24
It's been six or seven months since I've touched an electric guitar. I pick up an acoustic now and then.
#25
I'm actually trying to go on a short hiatus from guitar playing. I find that when I take a break for a few days or a week, I'm actually better when I play again.
#26
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I've stopped playing seriously and just play in sporadic bursts now because I've lost my confidence in my playing, really.


Pretty much this.
I have no drive to get better at it so I'll just randomly pick it up and play for a few hours then I wont touch it for a little while. A few times a month sounds about right. Unless I hear or see something that is really inspiring, then ill play a little more frequently. Before when I was playing more often I would stick to very limited things. Now I'm branching out a lot more.
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#28
Me at the moment. I still teach, but can't find the 'want' to pick it up and play.

Drums and University have taken over =/
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#29
I started in 04'...and have pretty much stopped playing since mid 08'. I dabble here and there...but not much.

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#31
Broke my wrist last year. It was my right (picking) hand so I didn't play for a while, but then I got smart and just threw a sock over my strings to mute them and hammered/pulled everything with my left hand, I got pretty good with it.
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#32
No longer than a week really due to lack of motivation. It's strange, because anytime I see my guitar I think "damn I really want to play" but I just don't. Usually happens when I'm in a rut.
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#33
Last summer I stopped completely, so yes.
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#34
i played for about two years, then due to what i believe is tinnitus, i had to quit, and that completely threw away all my future plans, seeing how i want to be tied in with music my whole life, its one of my few interests, it really sucks :p so to answer, im on perma ban from guitar lol, or anything loud at all
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#36
When I first started playing I was really bad so I would go maybe a week without playing because it was hard to stay motivated. Now after a few years of playing the longest I will go without playing is maybe two days; even then I feel ashamed and try and make up for it by playing extra the following days.

I can't really afford to miss days of practice because I need to master grade 7 soon for A2 level music.
#37
Once the novelty of covering songs, and the reality of how hard it is to write a decent song set in, I stopped improving. I've been at a 3-year level for the past year and a half (4.5 years of total playing). New gear only really makes me play for maybe a week, then I just return it since it doesn't get much use. Terrible cycle.
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#38
1 month because I was in Japan. It was just at a time when I was really into guitar too
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#39
4 years. 4 bloody years.

I moved from England to Australia, had to leave my guitars behind due to some importation law, and didn't have enough money to buy any more.

I still have the guitars in England, at my grandads house, so when I go on holiday, I'll crank my AC15 once more :')
#40
Been playing 6 years non stop.

Longest time not playing? Probably 2 weeks?
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