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#1
to play or pick up your guitar? and de-motivates you and makes you want to put your guitar down?

personally when i find a new guitarist that is awesome or a great new song comes out i get really motivated to learn it even if it is out of my league.

an example is selkies: the endless obsession, that solo motivated me to learn to sweep.

i checked the searchbar and nothing came up.

so what motivates you to play? what de-motivates you to play?
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Caramello wins life.

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Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
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#3
Fear.
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#4
death
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#7
hmm boredom, fear and death

each post gets worst then the last, by the end of the first page it will look like the 2012 thread
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Quote by Sol9989
Caramello wins life.

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Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
#9
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Becoming an EXTREAMLY good musician.


Ahhh, I love that thread.


the 2012 thead was extreamly interesting wasn't it ahhaha
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Quote by Sol9989
Caramello wins life.

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Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
#12
I originally picked up the guitar cos I like the sound it makes.
When I go to music stores, I notice that when I try a good sounding amp, I'm always more inspired and play better.

I also like watching YouTube guitarists. A lot of people say that when they see someone who plays so well, they feel like giving up, cos they think they'll never be as good, but for me it's the other way round: I see them and think "Woah, I wanna do that, too!" and get practicing.
#13
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the 2012 thead was extreamly interesting wasn't it ahhaha

Oh yeah.
Extreamly interesting, not just extremely interesting.
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#14
When I was younger, my favorite classic rock bands (as well as Nirvana) inspired me to pick it up.

To the guys who said boredom, boredom has inspired many a great novelist, song writer etc.

Indeed, boredom has inspired me in many ways to pick up the instrument, as well as marijuana, and trying to become a skilled musician.

That and expressing myself in a way that will live on even after I am gone....trying to help others find themselves...and to be remembered!
The times they are a changin'.....
#15
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I originally picked up the guitar cos I like the sound it makes.
When I go to music stores, I notice that when I try a good sounding amp, I'm always more inspired and play better.

I also like watching YouTube guitarists. A lot of people say that when they see someone who plays so well, they feel like giving up, cos they think they'll never be as good, but for me it's the other way round: I see them and think "Woah, I wanna do that, too!" and get practicing.


i'm the same! when i first heard malmsteen play i was like yeah thats awesome i wanna do that one day. but later settled for wanting to have a similar guitar as him :P
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Quote by Sol9989
Caramello wins life.

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Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
#16
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hmm boredom, fear and death

each post gets worst then the last, by the end of the first page it will look like the 2012 thread




no really. if im bored, i pick the guitar up. that's why im always playing it
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#17
For me it is about expression and adding another facet to my life.

eg. Shredding guitar player, junior chess champion, captain of football team and soon to be Bachelor of Chemistry :P
#18
It's either that or play Xbox live all day...

and quite frankly i'm sick of playing COD4 and Halo 3.
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#20
My favorite music always inspires me to pick up my guitar.. If I hear something I like, and I think that it'll be interesting to learn, I'll pick up my guitar and start practicing it.
#21
awesome thread guys, im gonna add up the top as what also de-moptivates you to play
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Caramello wins life.

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Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
#22
expressing emotions and hopefully to play like buckethead, hah, like that'll ever happen, i only play a little guitar compared to how much bass i play.
#24
great guitarists such as slash, Satch, and Paul Gilbert.. and to one day play like them
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#26
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To help me stop fappin


it didnt work

thank god someone cracked a fap joke i was getting so anxious about it cumming that i fapped as well

/bad joke/bad pun
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Quote by Sol9989
Caramello wins life.

Quote by A8039077
Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
#27
I'd have to say playing live is what keeps me going. I love being on stage making other people feel good.

What really bums me out is not having people around to play with, band members on vacation and what not.
#29
Quote by MiG_853
I'd have to say playing live is what keeps me going. I love being on stage making other people feel good.

What really bums me out is not having people around to play with, band members on vacation and what not.



+1 definitely agreed
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Quote by Sol9989
Caramello wins life.

Quote by A8039077
Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
#30
Being recognised as having talent, thats all I want

edit: some days I just can't play, my fingers just feel weird when I play and it doesn't work, so I put the guitar down and play it the next day
#31
I always wanted to be in a band and i ALWAYS wanted to be part of metal community you know being on stage with famous people:Zakk,Vai,Kerry,Laiho,Mustaine etc. and it would be cool like hanging out drinking smoking and all that.That's my dream...
#32
What motivates me: To get better.
What Demotivates me: My playing.
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#33
Music of course...i dont play becouse of playing its the music that counts.music is supposed to be a form of art.
#35
music in general
if i here an awesome song or an insane solo
i find that if i meet a guitarist thats incredibly better than me and shows me up i find it discouraging
if their awesome and they help me out its enccouraging
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#36
Lots of things.

Music.

Knowing I can, and will, improve.

The entertainment.

To pass time.
#37
bump ^
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Quote by Sol9989
Caramello wins life.

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Caramello, that's mother****ing genius!
#38
im motivated to play because it gives me something to do thats actually creative

what demotivates me is the videos of little 12 year olds shredding their balls off on youtube
#39
Nothing really motivates me except maybe certain tunes. i just pick it up whenever i feel like it. Not a very serious player. But i can get pretty unmotivated just by not having anyone to play with or perform to.
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