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#1
In my university guitar ensemble (5 guitar plus bass and drums) I had lead on a challenging tune. When we performed live I screwed up the part really bad and it was super noticeable. Non-musicians probably noticed. I never quit obviously but god **** that was a cringe-worthy experience.

What about you?
#2
god **** indeed
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#3
This thread.
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#4
The realization that i'd never be as talented, handsome, or famous as Jay Seeney.
#6
A lucrative career in (straight) pornography.
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#7
BigMoneyGuitar
I've done some things like what you described.
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#8
everything?

i mean, the fact that someone parked in my space has pretty much ruined my weekend, so it's not a stretch of the imagination to say that stubbing my toe can/has made me want to quit music (or life)

i once almost went home early from work because i dropped and broke a jar of tomato sauce on the floor and after cleaning it up, immediately dropped a second one in the same spot.
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#10
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Was just about to say nothing but now that you mention it...
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#11
Funny how I pictured and heard the whole thing TS described and cringed while reading.

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#12
The day frankowillo stole my guitar
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#13
when my guitar wasn't making me big money

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#14
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i dropped and broke a jar of tomato sauce on the floor and after cleaning it up, immediately dropped a second one in the same spot.
lmaoooooooooo

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#16
when i realised guitar was an antiquated instrument 
#17
The day I went into a music store and saw a dad buying his son a $3000 Gibson who couldn't even strum a D-chord.
Also the first time I saw Kid Rock playing a guitar - I thought, 'Shit,...if this guy is doing it, every asshole with a bit of cash thinks they're going to understand music.'
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#18
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Music class at school made me want to quit because it turned my hobby into a chore.

Same actually. Well, I studied Music at university as my initial reasoning was why not study something you love? I wouldn't say I 'regret' it as I definitely enjoyed myself and it was an important 3 years of my life (although moreso for the social side of things, not specifically study related), but once I graduated I felt like I needed a very extended break from music, so I barely played my guitar at all for the following couple of years. I have picked it up much more again since, but yeah, nowhere near to the extent I played pre-uni.

I suppose going back and making that decision again I'd have probably chosen something with better career prospects and kept music as a hobby, as I might've kept it up more consistently.
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#19
Just general apathy and struggling to find people who liked music I was into in my town.....moving soon, hopefully that will all change.
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#20
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The realization that i'd never be as talented, handsome, or famous as Jay Seeney.

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#21
When I found out I had arthritis in my hands when I'm still in my mid-20s. I was thinking, "What's the point? My fingers will be too messed up to play in a decade." Then I realized that's a fucking stupid attitude. I need to play as much as I can while it's still possible. Also, I might get me some sweet robot hands if the technology advances enough.
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#22
When I had to sell most of my gear to pay rent/bills, sucks being a grownup!
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#23
I've never wanted to quit but I do remember one time I helped my flute teacher out with a masterclass. She had another pro flute player come in and perform for a bunch of other students (maybe like 40) and then I was called up to perform my recital piece I was working on. The pro player then critiqued me and used me as a guinea pig in front of all the other students telling all of them each and every little fuckup I did. I distinctly remember this really hard run of 64th notes in this weird scale and she made me play it again and again saying "it's ok, but you're adding a lot of extra notes". Bitch, nobody would know that if you didn't fuckin' tell them. Shit's fast af.
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#24
When I was much younger I use to think that I played pretty good. I secretly believed I was the best guitar player in my little area and was in the best band in my area and I probably was at the time. Then in my mid 20's I was asked to go on the road with a professional band for four months. This band had a recording contract with a major label, pro management, everyone on a regular salary and gigs opening for established bands. I learned really quickly that I was definitely the weakest link in this band. I was mentally crushed and my "teen dreams" evaporated quickly. Fortunately, the band was a great bunch of guys who understood what I was going through and they told me how they all went through the same thing at one time. While my initial instinct was to quit and run back home, I stuck it out and did the whole tour. It is now one of the best memories of life. I treasure that experience. I learned what role talent, hard work and a bit of luck plays in success. I also came to the conclusion that I don't have the kind of 24x7 drive and talent that it takes to be a success. It hasn't stopped me from playing, doing regular gigs and happily being involved in music at a lower part time level for more than 40 years.
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#25
For the most part things don't intimidate me much. Usually if I find a weak spot I fix it pretty quick.

I'm not one to quit music, I'll give up the social aspect of it before I do anything else. Certain types of people and even human kind at times tends to really bring some old anger management demons back to life ever so often - and while it's a great source for inspiration - it makes dealing with others increasingly hard.
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#27
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When I had to sell most of my gear to pay rent/bills, sucks being a grownup!

same. 

Sold my Sunn amp when I had a DUI and needed the cash.  Sold my Orange to finance a move.  Sold my Martin when my transmission blew up.  Sold my Marshall cabs and Orange cabs and my bass rig when I broke my hand and couldn't work in the oil-patch until I healed up.  Many other times too.

It got to a certain point where I had my old Strat and a combo amp, lucky to play for 5 or 10 minutes a day, and the whole "music" thing really just resonated as a really fond memory of good times with the dudes.  It's recovered since then, but we're all still super busy, and lucky to get together every few weeks.  I question if/when I'll give it up - at least in terms of having a band and recording.  
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#30
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Bach

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#31
Xiaoxi
Your fetishism of Bach is remarkable. He had genius ideas, but he's only a drop in the sea of other genius ideas as well. If all prior history were to be dissolved, what passages (of Bach's) would you wish to show the new world, to prove his genius? Or did you just happen to have Bach's music playing during a time when you were less fortunate, and discovered temporal wealth during which the music was playing (laying credence to nostalgia)?
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Xiaoxi
Your fetishism of Bach is remarkable. He had genius ideas, but he's only a drop in the sea of other genius ideas as well. If all prior history were to be dissolved, what passages (of Bach's) would you wish to show the new world, to prove his genius? Or did you just happen to have Bach's music playing during a time when you were less fortunate, and discovered temporal wealth during which the music was playing (laying credence to nostalgia)?


He wasn't even the one who brought him up. I was. Try playing his music properly and you will understand.


Also, I wouldn't refer to the guy who basically invented western harmony as "a drop in the sea"
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#33
wanting to have money
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#34
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When I found out I had arthritis in my hands when I'm still in my mid-20s. I was thinking, "What's the point? My fingers will be too messed up to play in a decade." Then I realized that's a fucking stupid attitude. I need to play as much as I can while it's still possible. Also, I might get me some sweet robot hands if the technology advances enough.


Damn, sorry to hear that. Never quit dude, plus your post really made me wonder what if that happened to me. I don't have any pain but I have the terrible habit of cracking the knuckles (should really stop that sh*t); even though science doesn't support their connection we never know.

Ended up googling the subject, there are many, many players facing the same and overall they just seem to had to change their habits and techniques a bit to respect their hands' limits. As you said, better not wonder about these "what if" s and instead having fun playing as we can.
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#35
Badluckpalms Yeah having sold everything but two guitars after quitting the band I was in I didn't play for about 4 years selling my gear took all the wind out of my sails.

I quit the band I was in mainly because I was really just in it to have fun and maybe play a gig at a party here and there but one of the guys had never been in a band before, he had a family but didn't work and was pushing to practice 4 or 5 days a week for 3 to 4 hours he had visions of steady gigs and a record deal LOL.

Reality was the rest of us were more experienced and could get by with practicing a couple nights a week for maybe 2 to 3 hours, we had jobs and families, and we live in Indianapolis where their just wasn't much of a music scene for metal bands at the time. He started pushing so hard that I just tapped out, he wouldn't listen to reason and I just couldn't dedicate that much time.

Now I collect guitars and mess around in my jam room at home I took up with some other guys once in a blue moon, and I'm ok with that.
"A well-wound coil is a well-wound coil regardless if it's wound with professional equipment, or if somebody's great-grandmother winds it to an old French recipe with Napoleon's modified coffee grinder and chops off the wire after a mile with an antique guillotine!"
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#36
oh yeah, playing in a ska band really fucking killed my motivation to play.
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#37
The general frustration of not being able to find a band to work with, that plays music that i enjoy playing. Being in a band has so far, at least for me, been a fucking nightmare. I havent had the luck of finding good reliable bandmates that can play well. Its been 10 years since i joined my first band, and im basicly back at zero at this point. So yes, its frustrating, and i want to just sell all my guitars and amps and fucking quit forever. 
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#38
gorkyporky What kind of guitars and amps do you have? If you're selling, I'm buying  
What kind of music would you like to play?
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#39
After my band broke up i quit for about 5 years.Ended up just getting smashed all the time and selling my gear except one Strat to pay for holidays in Spain and Greece.Anyway i met a woman and had kids and Now for about 6 years i've been practicing harder than ever again.I think you always come back in the end.When you're ready.
#40
Nothing stops me from music
I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed.
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