#1
Not that I'm looking for any, but I was just thinking about how difficult it is to play guitar when your hands are cold, and it got me thinking about what other things can really make it difficult to play up to your abilities.

So, Pit, what excuses do you think are good excuses?
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#3
Cold hands, sticky hands, broken calluses, damaged fingernails and nailbeds, those are the ones I can think of.
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#4
When my finger nails are just slightly too long, or my fingers are cold is when my playing degrades. Also, being drunk doesn't do me any favors...
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#5
Playing on a guitar that has ridiculously high action (because it isn't looked after).

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the chinese take-out place my family always ordered from gave you chopsticks, so as a kid it was fun to try & eat with chopsticks
now i just use a fork, 'cuz nothing is fun anymore & i just want to shovel food into my mouth to fill the void
#6
playing on an epiphone
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#7
Getting your third finger jammed in a door and having the joint swollen and painful to bend.
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#8
when you've bitten the shit outta your nail and it's nothing but a painful little stub




#11
Playing a guitar with a drastically different neck shape than what you are used too
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#12
Playing when your hands have fallen off due to gypsy curse.
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#13
being a shitty guitarist
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#15
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Trying to play guitar without hands


That's my bit! Your hands and several other favoured appendages will drop off at an awkward moment, for I have gypsy cursed you!
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#18
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Nervousness.

Anxiety can **** everything up.

ya this too

**** anxiety or something i guess




#19
if You're dead....

or if your hands are freezing...

or if you're overcome with nervousness or anxiety of some kind (not that I suffer from this or anything.... unfortunately like some others do)

or if your nails are too long and they need to get chopped off....
#20
Cold hands are pretty much technical death.

Idk, when my old teacher hasn't had a cigarette for a while, he makes more mistakes
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#21
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Nah son, I never said anything about a dumb gypsy curse


That gypsy curse won't seem so dumb when your pecker whilts like a rose in winter. Prepare for the depenisification!
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#23
Dropped a cinder block on my hand when I had a tutor. Shit sucked.
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#24
High string action.
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#25
When I was 27 I suffered a stroke from a ruptured brain aneurysm. It has left my right side weak and my fingers on both hands aren't as dextrous as they used to be...and I wasn't that good to begin with.
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#26
at parties - sorry left handed
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#27
i'm surprised to see that nobody's just said 'not being inspired'. i have some (thankfully not too common) days where i just can't get into the zone with it and --- while technically i don't suffer a great deal, everything i play sounds very dull and by-the-numbers.
#29
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i'm surprised to see that nobody's just said 'not being inspired'. i have some (thankfully not too common) days where i just can't get into the zone with it and --- while technically i don't suffer a great deal, everything i play sounds very dull and by-the-numbers.


This happens to me if i'm actively trying to make up some music, whereas if i'm just jamming away at anything, i tend to find good stuff.

Nerves are a bit of a killer for me. I don't play live as frequently as i used to, so i get quite anxious about it.

My dad used to be a butcher when he was younger and he cut off the end of one of his fingers by accident, not so much that it's particularly noticeable, but he has no feeling in the end of that finger, so he can't play guitar. That's a pretty legit excuse i guess.
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#30
I can't use my pinky for much because I put a Forstner bit through it 5 years ago. I have almost no flexibility and very little mobility in it so it's okay for power chords but not much else. That's really the only excuse I've ever had as to why I can't play certain things but otherwise I don't tend to excuse my shitty playing.

inb4 "I'm more of a rhythm player"
#34
Why would there be any excuses at all, anyways? There would be the better and more accurate assessment of them being, "reasons".... AmiRight?