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    Yea everyone has those days - just take a break and your mind off of for a bit. No use beating yourself up about it.

    The most frustrating thing to me is when this happens at a show, but you just gotta plow through...

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    Or, I'll start to practice a riff or scale and about 2 minutes into it I'm suddenly playing Mississippi Queen for the 800th time.
    Sh*tter's full

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    With guitar... not so much. Singing on the other hand is a different story and those days make we want to give up.
    I bet singing would be rough for me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I seriously gotta stop being a wuss and sign up for some lessons too.
    There's not much more confronting for me than singing solo in front of someone who is a whole lot better than I am. I've sung live to hundreds of people many times but the thought of a vocal lesson scares the crap out of me.

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    Almost always when I'm tired. After a long day at work, or if I haven't slept well. Fatigue screws up dexterity, memory, somting els....

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    I haven't touched a guitar since Sunday. I'd wager I am all over the place right now.
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    If I sound lke crap, I just blame my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    If I sound lke crap, I just blame my ears.
    That's the rough thing about rockin' a PRS... you can't blame the guitar.

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    Someone mentioned ruts...check out Victor Wooten...live if he's ever in your town...he gives so many ideas on breaking out of ruts, and how to start with new ideas. Really great motivation, and really good guy. Oh, and schmokin' bass player!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    That's the rough thing about rockin' a PRS... you can't blame the guitar.
    So true. I'm about to pick up a guitar today for the first time in 6 days. I hope I remember how to tune.
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    Mostly it happens to me when I'm really tired and am forcing myself to play because I need the hours. my playing ends up being phoned in, and i don't even smile like I did in the lounge lizard day of pretending to enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill SAS 513 View Post
    Someone mentioned ruts...check out Victor Wooten...live if he's ever in your town...he gives so many ideas on breaking out of ruts, and how to start with new ideas. Really great motivation, and really good guy. Oh, and schmokin' bass player!!
    Someone lent me his book the other day, I'll give it a read when I'm at sea next. He's an absolute monster on bass, blows my mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Someone lent me his book the other day, I'll give it a read when I'm at sea next. He's an absolute monster on bass, blows my mind!
    I think the "The Music Lesson" is a must read for any musician.

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    pick up my acoustic, and I'm like 'so when am I gonna start touring?',

    pick up my electric and I either sound like a seal flapping at the fretboard or some alternative rock god... but definitely more seal...
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    I did not forget hot to play. It was a good time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I did not forget hot to play. It was a good time.
    Awesome.
    Did the fort miss you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    Awesome.
    Did the fort miss you?
    I believe it did.
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    I feel your pain...
    Today was one of those days for me.
    Too tired to focus adequately.

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    I think everyone has bad days regardless of what he's doing. I bet Marc Zuckerberg occasionally doesn't feel like turning his computer on) so it's totally fine

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