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#1
OK, so it's 11 at night, and you have a test you need to study for. How do you go about getting yourself to stop playing?

I find one of the best ways is to take a shower, it turns my fingers into mush for at least 20 minutes of study. During finals at college, I usually put my guitar in its case under my bed.
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#3
You don't, who needs tests? xD
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#4
play a rly hard song, that is beyond your level and get rly frustrated. happens most of the time even when i wana play
#6
Quote by Archon473
If it's 11 at night, I'm just getting started. Guitar takes priority over studying any day. Once I stayed up until 4am learning Iron Maiden songs and my mom let me skip school the next day. Ruleage.


that is ridiculous, my mum would force me to run to school if id did that, fortunately i've left school now \o/
#7
showerin always makes me wanna play i dont know why, but hey good luck with that, you could always just, NOT play i dont know, sounds like it makes sense to me
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#8
Try to tune ur guitar down to b flat. trust me you will get frustrated on how u cant get it in tune
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#9
[quote="'-[NiL"]-']Chop off your fretting hand fingers. Video & post on YouTube.

i seriously lol'ed.
#10
i always play a really rockin song that i get really into and put my whole self into it. Then when the final note is played you can sigh a breath of releif and then turn the amp off in satisfaction and proudness.
Yes this makes me sound like a complete ponce but it works for me ok!
#11
Get some priorities and realize that there's a very slim chance that you can make a living from playing guitar.

...

Now if you realize that and still want to play, you probably have the drive to make it as a guitar player, or at the very least, a teacher. Weigh one against the other, and if it comes in favor of playing guitar, then you should probably just quit school right now. Go hitchhike down to Mississippi and try to find Steve Va...uh, I mean, Jack Butler, and if you can beat him and win that old man's soul back, then you'll be alright.
#12
Do some theory work. Practicing your major scales will not only put you half to sleep and want to quit playing guitar, but get this... it helps you learn them too!!!
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#13
Quote by Archon473
If it's 11 at night, I'm just getting started. Guitar takes priority over studying any day. Once I stayed up until 4am learning Iron Maiden songs and my mom let me skip school the next day. Ruleage.


I love your mom.


As for the topic I put my guitars in their cases/bags and give them to my father. In that way there's no way I'm going to play them before my dad allow me. And he's pretty much only into school stuff...
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#14
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OK, so it's 11 at night, and you have a test you need to study for. How do you go about getting yourself to stop playing?

I find one of the best ways is to take a shower, it turns my fingers into mush for at least 20 minutes of study. During finals at college, I usually put my guitar in its case under my bed.



yeah i put my guitars away during finals too, but i'll usually give in and go get them out eventually
#16
If I want to play guitar, there's nothing I can do to stop me from following through with such a desire. Fortunately, though, I don't always feel like playing guitar.
#17
Quote by ledzep28
OK, so it's 11 at night, and you have a test you need to study for. How do you go about getting yourself to stop playing?


i just put my guitar down an go to sleep, forget the test im normally knackered at 11 at night, i wouldbe too tired :P
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#18
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Think about your dream guitar, think of how much it costs...Think about the job you need for that money, think about the grades needed for the job and hey presto youre revising!


I like the way you think buddy!
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#19
I just buckle down and study. Its not that hard, you just have to have some drive.
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#20
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Get some priorities and realize that there's a very slim chance that you can make a living from playing guitar.

...

Now if you realize that and still want to play, you probably have the drive to make it as a guitar player, or at the very least, a teacher. Weigh one against the other, and if it comes in favor of playing guitar, then you should probably just quit school right now. Go hitchhike down to Mississippi and try to find Steve Va...uh, I mean, Jack Butler, and if you can beat him and win that old man's soul back, then you'll be alright.



hahahahaha. (good movie though.) and to help you my friend, try and learn something by cannibal corpse. youll want to kill yourself once you get to farantic disembowelment.
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#21
Grow up?

I love guitar, I play for up to 10 hours a day when I have the time.. But spending one hour of studying so I can go somewhere in life is more important then learning some lame cover song. Like I said, I love guitar, but not playing for 1 hour isn't too tough.
#22
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Grow up?

I love guitar, I play for up to 10 hours a day when I have the time.. But spending one hour of studying so I can go somewhere in life is more important then learning some lame cover song. Like I said, I love guitar, but not playing for 1 hour isn't too tough.


How about don’t be a pompous schmuck. This is just a creative thread for people to have fun in. Also, if you want to go further in life, figure out when to use “than” rather than “then.” Also, while I’m at it, don’t forget to spell definately “definitely,” tomarrow “tomorrow,” and to “too” (when something is excessive or in addition to). It’s bland people like you that piss me off.
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#23
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How about don’t be a pompous schmuck. This is just a creative thread for people to have fun in. Also, if you want to go further in life, figure out when to use “than” rather than “then.” Also, while I’m at it, don’t forget to spell definately “definitely,” tomarrow “tomorrow,” and to “too” (when something is excessive or in addition to). It’s bland people like you that piss me off.


I used then incorrectly. Sorry, let me grammar check before posting. I wasn't speaking to the thread starter, it was more to the people who were saying how they just skip school so they can play guitar later at night.

Like I said, it isn't hard to study for an hour for the occasional test.

I don't understand the little 3rd grade grammar lesson at the end either. I made one mistake, not 20.
#24
Dont stop just keep playing until ur fingers bleed and keep going. screw school (thats my policy, allthough my mom doesent approve)
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#25
If you want to study either A.Go to dorm,study first B.Don't even go to dorm and study at the library.
#26
Turn the volume up to the max, and let your parents tell you to put it away!
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#27
i take the guitar off and put it in its case. then open the text books. not that difficult.

the guitars not your friend if it has power over you. then its a bully.
#30
If I have something really vital to do, then I put my guitar in it's hard case and lock it and hand the key to my parents or something.
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#31
the only thing you should ever put your guitar down for is to get laid, and somtimes you dont have too, but never to do homework
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#32
does anyone else ever try to do something like clean your room or something similar, and find yourself playing guitar ands its like an hour or 2 later and you havent done what youre supposed to do?
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#33
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#34
It's hard to neglect playing the guitar. It's an addiction, for sure! I know it took me awhile to cut down on the hours of endless shredding.

What I do to not play is place the guitar in an extremely inconvenient place to stop you from playing it frequently.
You can also take up another hobby. I took up Wing Chun Kung Fu and a lot fitness training.
You can also get a girlfriend. They seem to take up a lot of time anyway.

Do those and you'll successfully cut down!

Good luck!

#35
never put down the guitar ever!!!
you dont need school just drop out like i did and youll be fine


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#36
Do your homework BEFORE you pick up the guitar, then you won't have to worry about putting it down.
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#37
It`s easy for me to stop myself playing the guitar ,I just listen to myself and then I am put off for ages
#38
ok i got one, how do you get yourself off of UG when its 5:45 am and you didnt sleep yet
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#39
^ Get pwned?
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#40
what is pwned??
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