Quick Links

This Day in Music History

Music Education @ DataDragon.com

Music Education Forums

Maintain Your Forum Information

Bernadette Peters - Broadway's Best

Sudoku (take a break for a puzzle!)



Topic: bored with guitar
From the Music Questions forum.

Post a reply or begin a new topic.

View other threads or jump to a different forum.

 
AuthorTopic:   bored with guitar
Anonymous
Anonymous Poster

From Internet Network:
152.163.100.x

posted: 3/23/2005 at 6:29:57 PM ET
View Anonymous's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

The thing is, I love music and used to love to play guitar, but lately, i just can't force myself to play. I always feel tired and lethargic, but that's no excuse, and i hardly enjoy it anymore. I really want to learn how to play but i can't get myself motivated. Am I just not meant to play, or will this feeling pass?

K K
Registered User

Registered:
3/23/2005
posted: 3/23/2005 at 6:56:14 PM ET
View K K's profile  Get K K's email address  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

I just experienced that dilemma a short time ago. What I did was find something different from what I was studying. I gave me a fresh perspective. Press through, that is the key, also talking about helps. You are showing human qualities. Itís a good thing.

KK


toonz
Registered User

From:
Winnipeg, Canada

Registered:
2/20/2005
posted: 3/23/2005 at 10:35:16 PM ET
View toonz's profile  Get toonz's email address  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

This is going to seem like a weird reply but I am going to answer your question from 2 points of view. The first is from the perspective of a student of guitar. It sounds to me like you are self taught and that you don't take any kind of music lessons. ( I could be wrong here.) If this is the case it could be that you have taught yourself as much as you can and perhaps now need to enlist the help of a good guitar teacher to help you to get more out of your instrument.
The second part of my answer comes from the "mom" perspective. I am assuming that you are still young, a teenager perhaps. So my question to you is are you eating right? Are you getting enough sleep? You say you are lethargic. Is this only with guitar or all the time? We wouldn't want you showing signs of depression now would we. I told you this was going to be a weird response but I just wanted to get you to think about other reasons why all of a sudden your guitar is bringing you little joy. Good luck in finding your answer.


Pete
Registered User

From:
North Coast NSW, Australia

Registered:
3/20/2005
posted: 3/24/2005 at 3:38:22 AM ET
View Pete's profile  Get Pete's email address  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

Maybe you need a change of pace?
You don't mention what type of guitar you play, but if it's a nylon string then you might consider switching to a steel string ( don't switch the strings from nylon to steel, because they cut through the plastic spindle covers in a few months ) you will notice an increase in ease of playing because the neck is thinner and much more narrow, plus what you play will sound at least a bit like what you hear on the radio.
If you already have a steel string, change the strings to a set where the 1st (top E) is a .010..this size needs much less tension to bring it to the correct pitch, which means the strings are far easier to hold down. Most guitar teachers start their steel string playing students on this size strings and then move to a set with a .011 1st after a month or two.
If you have done this already and still feel jaded, perhaps some open tunings will spark things up..Open D is fun. tune 123456 to D A D F# A D,
then buy or make a slide. A length of waxed string around the neck of a bottle and lit will give you a traditional bottleneck blues type. A Burbon bottle is the authentic one, of course.
Others you might like are :
E B E G# B E and
C G C G C E
If you are middle-aged, have no energy and are thirsty all the time, of course, you probably have Type 2 Diabeties.
On that happy note, let me wish you a Happy Easter

Anonymous
Anonymous Poster

From Internet Network:
205.188.116.x

posted: 3/26/2005 at 8:42:40 PM ET
View Anonymous's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

Thank you so much, guys! After I took your advice, I feel a lot better. And I've asked around, and it turns out, most guitarists have felt this way at some time. Good luck to all you aspiring musicians and happy Easter or Passover or whatever you celebrate!

Viola Girl
Registered User

Registered:
4/6/2005
posted: 4/6/2005 at 10:06:24 PM ET
View Viola Girl's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  


    quote:
    i had the smae thing i tried the viola and i lovedit try a percussion or a string instrument



Do you think this topic is inappropriate? Vote it down. After a thread receives a certain amount of negative votes it will be automatically locked.

Please contact us with any concerns you might have.
Site Design/Implementation copyright (©) 1999-2003 by Kevin Lux. Our privacy statement.
Please email with any news updates or pictures you may have.