#1
when you stopped playing guitar altogether?
i haven't played a whole song in over 6 months.
are there times in your life when you didn't play guitar as often as you do now?
i want to play more but, between my job and my daughter, i cant find the time.
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#2
Nope.

Because I don't have spawn and my work schedule is extremely loosey-goosey.
#3
Happens to most, I went through a period of 2 months of not playing. Just lack of inspiration to do it.
#4
I got really sick of playing bass back in 2006 that I quit playing music altogether for over a year.
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#6
not that I can remember
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#8
I'm on a half-arsed hiatus right now. It's not that I'm bored or anything, I just have other stuff to do. When I feel like playing, maybe once or twice a week, I still do.
#9
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she always takes the pick from me and wants to play the guitar herself. she will also throw a fit if she doesn't get to play. maybe i should get her her own?
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#11
I was recently "tentatively accepted" as the new guitarist for this American Idol finalist's band, yet he still has done nothing to get the band members together and/or given us any ideas for what he wants on the record. Since then, I've been a little disappointed and disillusioned about the whole thing, which has resulted in a slight hiatus in my daily guitaring routine.
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#12
Apart from stopping due to a broken hand, I had a gap of five years. I learnt from 8-10, wasn't very good at all, and picked it up again at about 15 and put the time into learning.
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#13
I stopped for two weeks now but thats only coz I got more tattoos and waiting for it to heal up
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she always takes the pick from me and wants to play the guitar herself. she will also throw a fit if she doesn't get to play. maybe i should get her her own?


How old is she? Does she know anything?? Have a jam with her???
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#15
I get phases where my playing just stagnates and I seem to be playing the same things or same style over and over and get bored. I usually just wait until I get inspired again
#16
Occasionally, but not in the way you're saying.
Sometimes I'll stop my "Proper" practice and go on tangents of certain styles, like right now, I haven't done any sight-reading, transcribing, jazz practice, etc, for a few weeks, cos I've been playing nothing but Jason Mraz stuff. Though to be fair, my finger picking is benefiting from it.
#17
Whenever I reach a breakthrough in my playing I'll play obsessively for ages and then just barely at all after a while.
#18
happened to me with my daughter, how old is she? Mines 2 and is getting to the point where I can play some funk or indie-ish rock annd shell dance around to it or try to strum on the strings. If she's not at that kinda point yet, hang in there! Try getting back to your roots, the ones you admired when you first started. Or try expanding into a new genre that you don't listen to.
#19
1 year old. i dont think she has the control to play yet.
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#20
Play for 8 months multiple hours per day, not play much for a couple of months, play 9 months multiple hours per day and so on. Breaks can be good... You must surround yourself with music at all times though. That way the progression never stops.
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#21
You're a father? That's mindboggling.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#22
playing guitar is one of the few things that i am fairly consistent about, cause i love it so much
#23
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why??

Ahh 1 year old, cute, she will be jamming with you before you know it lol
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#25
I haven't played for well over a year. No motivation for it and I've been more willing to do other things. I'm looking to get back into it but don't really know how tbh.
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#26
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she always takes the pick from me and wants to play the guitar herself. she will also throw a fit if she doesn't get to play. maybe i should get her her own?

Yes, get her a cheap acoustic, teach her the E chord. Have a jam.
#27
I hardly ever play. Just lack of motivation really, I don't have the determination to become that good.
#28
I once busted my strings and couldn't afford new ones for a couple of months. Sad times.
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#29
I haven't played since last month. don't really mind though, I'll get back to in when I'm in the mood/not so busy.
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#30
I have stopped learning new songs and playing the bass regularly when I started my university course.
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#31
I go through phases when I play every day, and phases when I don't really play at all. I only play guitar as a hobby nowadays, so practice isn't really an issue anymore.

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#32
I've had times where i haven't played guitar in a few weeks, sometimes because i was too busy, or i just wasn't motivated enough, but i am in a fairly good routine at the moment, and i am actually reading from a sheet for once as opposed to going half way between looking at a sheet, and resorting to tab when it is too hard.
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