#1
i've been playing guitar for 13 years.
as a young teenager i found rock music. cKy, guns n' roses, ac/dc, nirvana, ect.
those artists and bands inspired me to pick up the guitar and play. i learned pretty fast, actually very fast and it was a great satisfaction.

i love listing to cKy, guns n', offspring, to name a few, still.
but i don't get that satisfaction of playing anymore. i feel kinda stuck.
maybe i never learned to play well? as i listen to songs i think "man i want to play that, or pop in a cd and just jam along"

what do you guys think? time to pursue a new hobby?
#2
Quote by Hckey#
i've been playing guitar for 13 years.
as a young teenager i found rock music. cKy, guns n' roses, ac/dc, nirvana, ect.
those artists and bands inspired me to pick up the guitar and play. i learned pretty fast, actually very fast and it was a great satisfaction.

i love listing to cKy, guns n', offspring, to name a few, still.
but i don't get that satisfaction of playing anymore. i feel kinda stuck.
maybe i never learned to play well? as i listen to songs i think "man i want to play that, or pop in a cd and just jam along"

what do you guys think? time to pursue a new hobby?

It is your call

Have you tried playing with other people in a band type situation? Because that is fun. I have been playing for 20 yrs and I rarely play at home or alone anymore, but I love playing in a band and can't wait for practices/gigs
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#3
Only you can really decide that for yourself.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to play guitar because you want to play the music you enjoy. For a lot of people that's kind of the whole point. If that feels right to you, then absolutely keep it that way. And while you're at it, you might discover other good reasons to do it too.

Maybe you just need to remind yourself why you picked up the guitar in the first place by listening to your favourite songs. That could well get you back in the saddle.

If you're bored with what you're doing, try venturing into new territory relating to guitar that could refresh you- such as playing in a band, or writing your own material. Or make an effort to discover entirely new bands.
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#4
thanks guys.. i do appreciate it. great advices \m/

i did play in a cover band during my early 20's, that was awesome.
a couple of years ago i tried again and it was fun, but we were four guys with fours different styles of genres.

maybe creating some own music would do some magic.
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#5
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thanks guys.. i do appreciate it. great advices \m/

i did play in a cover band during my early 20's, that was awesome.
a couple of years ago i tried again and it was fun, but we were four guys with fours different styles of genres.

maybe creating some own music would do some magic.

Yeah, I play in an originals band. I wouldn't mind doing a cover project for the extra money ($150+ a night) but picking the right songs and everyone agreeing on them can be a bitch.
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Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
no. you need to find a new genre or subset of music and learn it. you probably also need to investigate new techniques and skills and give yourself a goal to learn them. more importnatly, a DESIRE to learn them.

thats what happens to me. ALSO, gear fuels my learning. because i buying it, ane then play because i buy it. becasue i can pull of more tones or better tones, then i play types of musc to suit those tones.

ie - i want a compressor. when i buying i will be excited, and start playing the music i think sounds compressed and squished. i may also venture into chicken pickin or something like that. a new skill.
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#7
I'll reflect what Robb said. I've been playing for 9 years now and between work and school I was feeling burnt out on guitar. My friend asked if I wanted to join his band and now I can't put my guitars down because I'm always working on a song. I also started recording and writing so it;s very fun again. It also helps to always be open to new genres and playing styles. I always look for new music that will challenge my ability.
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#10
Why can't you have more than one hobby? I've been playing guitar for 18 years; I also do archery, photography, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and I enjoy the outdoors, along with being a dad and working a full-time job for 50-60 hours per week. These are the things that keep life enjoyable for me. I don't expect to make a living from any of them or expect to be an accomplished master, but that's not why I do them. The nice thing about being an adult and having priorities is just being able to keep your guitar on a stand aroud your house, picking it up and playing when you're inspired to do so and leaving it there when you're not. If you're not depending on your guitar to make you money, then who cares how much you play or if you pursue other hobbies?
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#12
I'd just work on learning different things. When I am burnt out or stuck in a rut, I find something different that's a challenge and start learning that. Sometimes I get bored with it and go back to what I was playing, but it rejuvenates your playing when you just switch it up from time to time.
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#13
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as i listen to songs i think "man i want to play that, or pop in a cd and just jam along"


So why aren't you doing that?
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Have you tried playing with other people in a band type situation? Because that is fun. I have been playing for 20 yrs and I rarely play at home or alone anymore, but I love playing in a band and can't wait for practices/gigs


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#15
^ Yes exactly. I haven't found a better reason to stick to playing guitar than to actually create music and filter it out with like minded people. Then you can use all of the stuff you've learned from your favorite bands and put it to good use!
#16
Also, have you tried any alternative tunings?

It's not that everything is different so that "everything old is new again", it is also that the different tuning is going to inherently tickle a different part of the "musiccampus" part of the brain.

By that, I mean that even though you CAN play your old favorites in different tunings, the different starting point is going to make you think differently about what y should be playing. I mean, you absolutely CAN play "Pipeline" in DADGAD or New Standard Tuning just like you can in E Standard, but you're going to be hearing different things in those tunings that will drive you in new directions.
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#17
I've just got back into it after a 7 year break after leaving a band,Then finding a full time woman,Then having a kid.It's weird,I've suddenly found an interest in Jazz guitar,Think my ears have matured.lol.Try some different genres maybe?There's always more to learn.
#18
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Only you can really decide that for yourself.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to play guitar because you want to play the music you enjoy. For a lot of people that's kind of the whole point. If that feels right to you, then absolutely keep it that way. And while you're at it, you might discover other good reasons to do it too.

Maybe you just need to remind yourself why you picked up the guitar in the first place by listening to your favourite songs. That could well get you back in the saddle.

If you're bored with what you're doing, try venturing into new territory relating to guitar that could refresh you- such as playing in a band, or writing your own material. Or make an effort to discover entirely new bands.


+1

also what dirk gently said
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