#2
Go out and live a little. Fall in love, get heartbroken, find some real inspiration. You'll come back to it. Let it sit.
#5
hahaha... write a song about it. it could be the next fade to black (i have lost my will to live)
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#6
if you force yourself you'll just hate it and wont wanna play even more
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#7
Don't force yourself to play; it'll get even worse. Go out and live a little, when you get back you'll see your guitar, and go "Oh, I haven't played guitar in a while". Then sit down and pour your heart out.

Or, listen to some good guitar-based music. That always makes me want to play.

#8
ah this happened to me when my gf killed herself because her dad made her get an abortion after i had acidently impregnated her
it might take awhile but the music will come back to you
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#9
Quote by chinese_jazz
Don't force yourself to play; it'll get even worse. Go out and live a little, when you get back you'll see your guitar, and go "Oh, I haven't played guitar in a while". Then sit down and pour your heart out.

Or, listen to some good guitar-based music. That always makes me want to play.




that stuff always makes me feel worse, like "what have i accomplished"
#10
Get drums. Or a keyboard. Or something totally non-guitar like.

After a long day of practice as a novice on your new instrument, when you pick up your guitar you'll be much happier with your playing. Not only does it remind you how far you've come, but also gives you new ideas on what (or how) to play your guitar.
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#11
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Get drums. Or a keyboard. Or something totally non-guitar like.

After a long day of practice as a novice on your new instrument, when you pick up your guitar you'll be much happier with your playing. Not only does it remind you how far you've come, but also gives you new ideas on what (or how) to play your guitar.



thanks, that sounds like a pretty good idea.
#12
If you don't feel like playing, it doesn't inspire you, and listening to good guitar doesn't make you want to play more, then maybe guitar isn't for you. Obvious statement though.

Go find something else that you do have some passion for.
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#13
Listen to a new guitarist. Try Tommy Emmanuel.
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Quote by RealGuitarHero
ah this happened to me when my gf killed herself because her dad made her get an abortion after i had acidently impregnated her
it might take awhile but the music will come back to you


I like how you just casually inserted that into the discussion.
Yeah, this is totally like that time my girlfriend killed herself...
It's almost surreal.
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#15
Haha! I totally missed that post.
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#17
Quote by dgonz
If you don't feel like playing, it doesn't inspire you, and listening to good guitar doesn't make you want to play more, then maybe guitar isn't for you. Obvious statement though.

Go find something else that you do have some passion for.


He's wrong.

Take a break from playing guitar. I recommend learning keyboards / piano, spend some time with it, go with the flow of life. Before you know it, you'll be back to playing guitar again. The key is not to think about it, don't force it. Just let things flow.
#18
Quote by RealGuitarHero
ah this happened to me when my gf killed herself because her dad made her get an abortion after i had acidently impregnated her
it might take awhile but the music will come back to you

...

Just try to get inspired again, watch your favorite band/ guitarist at work.
#19
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I like how you just casually inserted that into the discussion.
Yeah, this is totally like that time my girlfriend killed herself...
It's almost surreal.


I was thinking the same.

Quote by dgonz
If you don't feel like playing, it doesn't inspire you, and listening to good guitar doesn't make you want to play more, then maybe guitar isn't for you. Obvious statement though.


This isn't necessarily true.

What's important right now is to calm down about the whole issue and remember that you are human. I refuse to mindlessly throw around the word "inspiration" like so many others around here along with "emotion", but these two go in hand with the enjoyment of playing an instrument. I suggest that you attempt to learn something completely different from what you're used to playing, anything at all, even if at first you don't find it appealing. Learn some classical guitar. In the mean time, if you're serious about playing, make an effort to just pick up the guitar at least a few times a week so as not to lose what you've learned. Relax, it'll be OK.
#20
Quote by RealGuitarHero
ah this happened to me when my gf killed herself because her dad made her get an abortion after i had acidently impregnated her
it might take awhile but the music will come back to you


Dude... that is heavy.


Anyways in the years I've been playing I've sometimes taken breaks where I haven't even looked at my guitar for months. Now I'm more addicted then ever before, just give it a break until the thrill comes back into playing.
#22
ah this happened to me when my gf killed herself because her dad made her get an abortion after i had acidently impregnated her


What the hell?!


In relation to the thread:
Let the feeling come back to you! If you don't want to play, don't force yourself to.
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#24
Maybe you could treat yourself to a new bit of gear, like a new pedal or pickup.

Play a Cort ?

Play with V-Picks ?

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#25
Quote by RealGuitarHero
ah this happened to me when my gf killed herself because her dad made her get an abortion after i had acidently impregnated her
it might take awhile but the music will come back to you



....Wow....just wow....really irrelevant. And way too much information buddy.
#26
I don't know what you have or have not done on the guitar, but I think that a lot of musician's go through this. If you were a serious musician before, then it's probably just a phase. I was kinda in that same rut, and the solution for me is trying new things. I just started taking lessons again, and just going outside of the box with my playing.
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#28
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I don't know what you have or have not done on the guitar, but I think that a lot of musician's go through this. If you were a serious musician before, then it's probably just a phase. I was kinda in that same rut, and the solution for me is trying new things. I just started taking lessons again, and just going outside of the box with my playing.



yeah im gonna start lessons again.
#29
Don't worry about it. Dry spells happen. Do something else that feeds your soul and come back to your instrument when you're ready.
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#30
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hahaha... write a song about it. it could be the next fade to black (i have lost my will to live)

It could go like this

"I have lost the will to play..."
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