#1
I remember some time ago looking at some tabs for 25 or 6 to 4 (Terry Kath's solo) and thinking: **** THIS!

I haven't nailed it yet but now I laugh at how much easier it's become with practice.
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Line 6 Spider III 15W (Hey, I jam in my living room...)
#2
absolutely. there have been many. first was trying to learn little wing after only playing for a month or so. bad idea. put me off for a while. but, no matter how frustrated i get, i always come back to it.
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#3
the girl i tried so hard to impress with it rejected me. i came close to smashing my guitar! now im glad i didnt...
#4
Quote by 5150rando
the girl i tried so hard to impress with it rejected me. i came close to smashing my guitar! now im glad i didnt...

Ahh, you learned the hard way about that. I feel for you, mate.

Take that as a note, young ones, it is the most wise advice you'll hear.

Anyways, I have them all the time. Mainly because I feel like I can't play guitar, until I realise I hadn't warmed up.

I'm that silly.
Cam Sampbell's my hero
#5
Yeah for sure. I think everybody goes through that at least once.

Once you make it through, you're good.
I like how we talk about this like guitar is LIFE. Which it is... but still.
#6
Quote by Fryer Mike
Yeah for sure. I think everybody goes through that at least once.

Once you make it through, you're good.
I like how we talk about this like guitar is LIFE. Which it is... but still.


Yeah but it's still kinda cool.
GEAR:

Gretsch 5120 Anniversary Ed.
Ibanez Artcore AS73
Mann 2350CS (Les Paul Copy)
Epiphone SG Special
Fender Squier Bullet
Boss OS-2
Vox Valvetronix AD30VT 30w
Line 6 Spider III 15W (Hey, I jam in my living room...)
#7
Nope i play for pleasure only, if i'm not having fun with it at said time i will put it down and play it when i feel like it...
#8
Almost every time I play and can't seem to get something that seems very easy. But once you get it, it is great.

I always think back to what I practiced that day and determine whether I got any better at it since the previous week. If I did, I'm happy. If I didn't, I usually wonder why it is worth it, but then remember how good it feels to learn a new technique.

Anyway, off the point and rambling, but what else did you want?
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Jackson Dinky
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
#9
I did give up for good once.

I was 22 and trying to learn. The solo to You Shook Me All Night Long pushed me over the edge. I tried so hard, but could'nt do it. Just sore fingers and bum notes all the time.

Picked the guitar up again 3 years later when bored and for some reason it was like meeting an old friend again. Stuck at it. Now its 3 years later. Still elementary skills really, but You shook me all night long is no longer a problem.
#10
Honestly, Ive never really felt, "Shit, this is going nowhere, Im quitting."

The thing is, Im not overly commited, I dont practise everyday for example, and itl only be for maybe 40 mins. If its not working, I just stop and play again a couple of days later.

But then again, Ive been playing for a long time, and so I can play nice stuff, which is a good motive.
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#11
I lack confidence when it comes to guitar sometimes so yeah I get that feeling of complete worthlessness. It usually happens when I go to a guitar shop to try out new gear, but I'm learning more and more than I shouldn't worry how other people think of my playing. I'm a singer/songwriter so I can't really go into guitar center and jam out solos and improvise like the "rich kids who's had a Gibson since 12yr old" or the "40yr old hobbyists". Its nothing to major and I'm pretty much over it in my heart I feel like pretty much everyone who fell in love with guitar we all want to be our favorite guitar god.
"Life is just a ride... just a ride" - Bill Hicks
#12
Having almost every girl in school asking me to play hey there Delilah.
I was like, whats the point of practicing if everyone would rather hear some untalented band sing about their girl problems?!?!
#13
The replacement guitar instructor.

An instructor with no motivation to teach is the quickest thing that kills your motivation to learn.