#1
seriously, i am having such an off day today with guitar and can't play anything. all i do when i have days like this is do music theory and play a bunch of chord progressions. so i want to know what you guys do when you have off days
#2
i do a lot of theory like you. and i work on my scales
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#3
I scream WHAT THE **** and I shake out my hands.
I try again...
Unsuccessful --> walk out of my room pissed and eat something.
Successful --> plays.
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#5
I practice my slow black metal intros.
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#7
I've been meaning to learn some music theory. ( Know almost nothing ) But I usually just play guitar or skate.
#8
I smoke some pot and play the main riff from "Cliffs of Dover" until I think of something.

If Cliffs doesn't do the trick, I grab an acoustic and jam along with some live Grateful Dead tracks.
#9
I've never experienced a day that was not an off day. So going by that, i do anything on an off day.
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#10
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i do a lot of theory like you. and i work on my scales

that, or get pissed off and go listen to some Def Leppard or something... :P
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#11
i throw my pick... a lot. lost a couple down the air vents
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#12
I'll play a lot of basic songs and scales. For me, its usually a matter of stiff hands after a day at work.

Taking it easy for a half-hour or so limbers up my hands pretty well.
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#13
I normally sit and alt pick my E string till i think of something... maybe throw in a few notes in the alt pick..

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#14
watch tv for an hour then try again or theory (should do theory all the time -,- sucky @ it)
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#15
I lay on my back on my bed and just play the same pattern over and over and over. Actually, that tends to happen every time I play after a prolonged period of time. The pattern is usually only 4-8 notes.
#16
i'm so bad if it's an off day i cant really play much......... but i'm trying to learn chords and scales
#17
I go do something else, but I've never really had a bad off-day I guess.
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#18
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I scream WHAT THE **** and I shake out my hands.
I try again...
Unsuccessful --> walk out of my room pissed and eat something.
Successful --> plays.

^and if im still ****ing up i'll just knock off and start drinking. (its what the pros do)
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#19
I play video games or read the news. Pretty much just lay off guitar for the day, maybe practice viola or bass.
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#20
I've never had an off day.

That could mean that everyday is an off day for me, hmmm... .
#21
i practice doing lead runs and scales. i suck at lead ,so i dont get pissed as bad as i do when my chord hand gets ADD
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#22
I stop playing and get back to it later. If it's still no good thats it for the day.
#23
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I lay on my back on my bed and just play the same pattern over and over and over. Actually, that tends to happen every time I play after a prolonged period of time. The pattern is usually only 4-8 notes.


i do the same thing, i am behind on so much sleep because i stay up late and wake up early for school so like if im having an off day i usually lay on my bed and keep playing and trying to write stuff and i usually end up falling asleep until my guitar builds enough feedback to piss my dad off and he will wake me up and tell me to shut the **** up
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#24
I try to do things like service my amp/guitar, you know you have to keep breathing that guitar smell even when you can't play today.

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