#1
Hi,

for the last couple weeks ive been experiencing musical burnout.
everytime i try to lift up the guitar and play i'm just not feeling anything and don't feel like learning anything new. i've tried listening to different songs and kinds of music but nothing seems to motivate me anymore.
any suggestions?
#3
Eat a guitar pick, that way music will become a part of you.
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#6
You just got bored of playing the same thing. Just play something completely opposite of wut ur doing now.
#8
dont play for a week or two even if you want to
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#10
instead of learning something, write your own song and just dick around with it and keep yourself interested.
#11
wow this forum is pretty active.

thx for replying like almost instantly lol
#12
Ahem my sig has a link to an article that covers this I believe, cough cough.

But to summarize... Best things to do, both from advice of others and personal experience:

1) Keep Writing and Learning. try to get all that bad energy out of you and keep going strong. or maybe its just your state of mind, and not so much the music you're producing or trying to play, you can always come back later with a new perspective.

2) Collaborate with other musicians. Damn fun and inspirational. You'd be surprised what adding one more instrument and one different idea from another person can do for your song. Or the song you're covering. Mess around with it. Change it up.

3) Play a different instrument. I remember trying to learn spanish years ago and getting bored as hell. I tried learning Russian and suddenly Spanish was so much more appealing. It can open your eyes to whatever.

4) Take a break. Seriously, put it down for a few days or even a few weeks if you need to. Your musical need will force you to gravitate back to it.
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#13
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Eat a guitar pick, that way music will become a part of you.


floppypick you genius! i never that abpot doing that before
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floppypick you genius! i never that abpot doing that before


..... Tell me how it goes.

Oh and whatever you do, don't use a floppypick, I did, and had very unfortunate results
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#15
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..... Tell me how it goes.

Oh and whatever you do, don't use a floppypick, I did, and had very unfortunate results


um how does it go when you know, when it comes out the other end?
#16
I know that feeling. Sometimes I pick up the guitar and feel like I am the most unoriginal bastid on the planet. I would say, get some lessons. A good teacher will help to you think outside of your brain, your favorite chords, and the boxes you like to play in. Good luck, mang!
#17
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um how does it go when you know, when it comes out the other end?


You know what blood is right?
Well, there was lots of that, and I wouldn't recommend reusing the pick, though I've heard you get special playing abilities when you do.
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#19
I having a 3 year burnout .. pitmade it worse


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You know what blood is right?
Well, there was lots of that, and I wouldn't recommend reusing the pick, though I've heard you get special playing abilities when you do.


well it would be interesting to have blood gush out something besides my penzor

#22
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Is it even possible to swallow a pick without injury? If it is, I'm so doing it.


Not possible. But I hear that swallowing a steak knife is a lot easier. Scientifically proven.

Try it and videotape it kindly, please, and thank you.
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#23
Don't force it. Give music a break for a few days...even a week. It'll be difficult, but when you come back to it everything will sound so much sweeter.

I have 'musical burnouts' quite often but they never last more than a couple of days.
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Not possible. But I hear that swallowing a steak knife is a lot easier. Scientifically proven.

Try it and videotape it kindly, please, and thank you.


nonono, you got it all wrong.

You need water with your steak knife.
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#30
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Get into a new genre. I recommend classical and prog.

Start playing acoustic more.

+1

also, listen to music from other parts of the world, even if it's in the same genre you already like, it will still most likely be different from what you're used to, I recommend Flamenco, Classical, Prog rock/metal, Power metal, Mariachi, and Carnatic
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#33
Dude, that happened to me early this year...And I'm just now getting out of it

I dunno, it happens. A lot of the time I just feel I'll never write anything good, so I don't even try. I don't know how I demotivate myself so excellently, but I do. ANYWHO, don't worry about it, it'll go away naturally. Go listen to some Bebop, jazz fusion, or progressive rock/metal. Or bluegrass.
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