#1
I've been feeling really apathetic lately and haven't had any passion for my bass playing and haven't put any emotion in my playing. What should I do?
#4
I don't really play a specific genre. Every since I quit my band I just been practicing skill/technique. And I can honestly say I don't "jerk off" at all.
#5
put in emotion? dont just "practice skill/technique".

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#6
I've been trying to jam with myself. But I just don't feel any emotion so I can't just put emotion into it.
#7
stop playing for a while and find new music to listen to.
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#8
But I can't stop playing. I mean, I want to get a lot better a whole lot faster than most people.

Also, I don't want to force myself to listen to new music when I currently enjoy the music I normally listen to.
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#9
Quote by Rawshik
I don't really play a specific genre. Every since I quit my band I just been practicing skill/technique. And I can honestly say I don't "jerk off" at all.


jerk off more?

for real though, what else do you do in your day to day life? I find that when I am heavily stuck in a rut musically I'm usually stuck in a rut when it comes to life in general.
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#10
I haven't done much in my life lately in fact. Nothing that would strike emotions anyways.

And I won't jerk off, I'm Christian.
#11
Play with other people. Especially people who are more experienced/better then yourself. Or failing that, you could always look around the web and listen to other bassists and see if you run across anything that really inspires you.
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#12
Quote by Rawshik
I haven't done much in my life lately in fact. Nothing that would strike emotions anyways.

And I won't jerk off, I'm Christian.


well maybe thats what you should do. go experience something new. hang out with new people, gain new experiences, live a little. you can be the greatest songwriter in the world but if you have nothing to write about what good is it?
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#13
Alright thanks guys! I'll try to do some new things and change up my life a bit.

The problem with playing with others is that the only 2 guitarists that would actually play with me are just...boring to play with.
#14
Join another band. Most people who say their town doesn't have a music scene just don't go out there 99.9% of the time. Not saying you are one of those people but that is what I see here on the forums and with people I know as well.
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#15
I would suggest go to pandora.com and put a band you like in the thing and let it play, you might find something new and exciting that you want to play/will give you the drive to play. Or get/borrow a mulit effectpedal and play with that
#16
Treat music like a language... when you talk you don't just talk for the sake of talking. Chances are when you say something, you are trying to express something. Whether its an idea, an emotion, ect... try treating music the same way... dont just play for the sake of playing. Have something to say!!!
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#17
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I don't really play a specific genre. Ever since I quit my band I just been practicing skill/technique. And I can honestly say I don't "jerk off" at all.


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