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#1
I just wanted to know your guys' secrets on how you stay focused on playing guitar with so many distractions going on in daily life like relationships, going to the mall, TV, talking on the phone and stuff. My band fell apart during this last holiday season and its been really hard to stay focused on playing anymore these days.

How do you guys do it? Help me!
#2
you cant focus on playing cause your emo and emo songs do not require dedication.
#4
Quote by beckyjc
I dont, i just play when i feel like playing, instead of making it a chore.


+1

I feel like playing most of the time though; playing guitar is just too much fun not to.
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#5
Quote by metlhed23
you cant focus on playing cause your emo and emo songs do not require dedication.


lol i was gonna say that
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#6
i kind of just... play?

i dunno dude, but seriously, i just play for fun.
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#7
erm... there's so secret. If you want to play guitar, then you'll do it. By the sounds of it, you're making excuses for yourself.
#9
Quote by metlhed23
you cant focus on playing cause your emo and emo songs do not require dedication.


Oh swell answer there sweets

Correction.....I'm emo AND a guitargod all rolled into one

Why don't you give some solid advice rather than just spew verbal diarrhea cuz youre a biased freak.
#13
Quote by emo_guitargod
I just wanted to know your guys' secrets on how you stay focused on playing guitar with so many distractions going on in daily life like relationships, going to the mall, TV, talking on the phone and stuff. My band fell apart during this last holiday season and its been really hard to stay focused on playing anymore these days.

How do you guys do it? Help me!

i doubt your going to find many of us that have those problems...and yes you have to play because you WANT to not because you HAVE to...and you have to play music that intrests you and have a dedicated band...
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#14
Quote by emo_guitargod
Why don't you give some solid advice rather than just spew verbal diarrhea cuz youre a biased freak.


1 - Get a new band or at least someone to jam with.

2 - Don't force it, play guitar when you want to and don't make it a chore.

If you want to play guitar you will make time to do so and that's all there is to it.
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#15
I play when I can because it's fun. I write, play new things.

Quote by metlhed23
you cant focus on playing cause your emo and emo songs do not require dedication.


Hmm. Let's keep it simple for you. *reported*
#16
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find something decent to learn
i.e not emo





My licks shred. You don't know me or what i'm capable of slaying so shut it boi
#18
Quote by circus musician
throw away your television

I was like, he didn't ask for songs to play...

...then I got it.

I agree though. TV takes up way too much time and isn't a social activity, so it can be safely cut out. Or, play with the TV on, or mute the commercials and play then.

I'm not even sure where people get the time to watch TV, to be honest. Makes me a little jealous.
#19
learn a hard song then post it on here so ppl can encourage you learn a between the buried and me song or something there pretty hard learn like selkies or alaska or mordacai
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U sure u want a floydrose? those things will make your nerves explode
#21
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Hmm. Let's keep it simple for you. *reported*


lmao.

of course. thats the UG way, right?
#22
it seems you could be the type that just gotta a guitar to fit in with the rest of your emo friends and forced it upon yourself. i mean come one, is that ****ing pete wentz on ur profile pic? u might want a musician to look up to first of all
#23
Quote by emo_guitargod
Oh swell answer there sweets

Correction.....I'm emo AND a guitargod all rolled into one

Why don't you give some solid advice rather than just spew verbal diarrhea cuz youre a biased freak.


Last time I checked, "GuitarGods" enjoyed practicing. Maybe try a speech class?
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#24
wait i got it quit cutting ur wrist and play guitar instead
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#25
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lmao.

of course. thats the UG way, right?

if i were you i would cut down on some of your arrogance...
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#27
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Last time I checked, "GuitarGods" enjoyed practicing. Maybe try a speech class?

Man, what are you even talking about. Who cares. It's not relevant to anything.
#28
uhhh
i just had to breakup with my girlfriend a month ago
we were together for over a year
and i was and still am prettty messed up about it
so i learned some blues.
since ive been loving you is an amazing song.
just find a song that suits your life right now, and play it.
just give me a fender and let me rip
#29
Quote by emo_guitargod
lmao.

of course. thats the UG way, right?


Reporting him, not you, my dear
#31
It's kind of a non-question, if you're a guitarist and from what you've said, you're already really good, there's not much we can tell you. If you enjoy playing then play go ahead and play instead of watching tv, and then get a bluetooth headset so you can still talk on the phone while you play (lawl)

I kind of got the impression that you were one of those people who took up guitar because of the makes-you-look-cool factor and now that you're not in a band, you don't have much of a desire to play. I could be totally wrong though, don't freak out haha.
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#32
OK, just to make this a post that isn't getting at the guy and actually helps, here's my advice:

- Don't look at guitar playing as a chore.
- Make a note of every song you hear that you like and learn it

MOST IMPORTANTLY

- Diversity! Play some other genre's. Play some jazz, blues, indie, rock, country etcetcetcetcetc. It'll spice up your playing and it can be really fun to get your teeth into.
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#33
wow. look at how much power the word "emo" in a forum can muster. Just because I like the music, play it and its part of my forum name does not mean I play weak or am a depressed individual. All I simply asked is with stuff like tv, videogames.....or anything for that matter, how do you keep your #1 focus as guitar? That was all.

After reading a couple of level headed responses, I see that the answer is a simple matter of drive...which i guess i'm lacking right now. So i guess i don't feel bad anymore. Sheeez...
#34
Play something that you want to play and concentrate


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#35
Quote by emo_guitargod
wow. look at how much power the word "emo" in a forum can muster. Just because I like the music, play it and its part of my forum name does not mean I play weak or am a depressed individual. All I simply asked is with stuff like tv, videogames.....or anything for that matter, how do you keep your #1 focus as guitar? That was all.

After reading a couple of level headed responses, I see that the answer is a simple matter of drive...which i guess i'm lacking right now. So i guess i don't feel bad anymore. Sheeez...

like others have stated do it because its fun not because you have to
and yes emo is a powerful word on UG
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#36
can we hear your almoghty slaying licks of which you speak,for I am just a young padawon,oh great emo-guitar god.


seriosly does emo music even have licks?
meh
#37
Quote by get ta led out!
can we hear your almoghty slaying licks of which you speak,for I am just a young padawon,oh great emo-guitar god.


seriosly does emo music even have licks?


pretty sure theres no licks.
just cuts.
just give me a fender and let me rip
#38
Quote by get ta led out!
can we hear your almoghty slaying licks of which you speak,for I am just a young padawon,oh great emo-guitar god.


seriosly does emo music even have licks?

Shut up.
#39
OK, why are all you people being dicks? The guy asks for advice and you just give him abuse. This isn't the pit, if you have nothing useful to say, then say nothing at all.
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#40
lmao
wow
i just realised that is isent the pit.
i...dont...belong...
must....get....back....to...pit....

but making fun of emos is fun.
emos dont come to the pit.
there are usually in songwritting though.
this one must be lost
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