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Being a musician kind of sucks.

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  • Being a musician kind of sucks.

    The love/hate relationship with your own music makes it impossible to tell if something is any good or not.

    I guess I just need to play live or something.

    I thought at some point I'd be satisfied with something, but the more I practice the higher my standards go.
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    if you're not good at something right off the bat it's best to just give up

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    • #3
      Haha ^

      Just chill man, find some positive reinforcement.

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      • #4
        if you're not good at something right off the bat it's best to just give up

        <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><a href="http://www.soundcloud.com/throughtheforests" target="_blank">My Soundcloud</a></font><font size="1"><br />
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        • #5
          Yes, go play live. When I picked up a fiddle for the first time, it was only 4 weeks of daily practice before I attended my bluegrass open session with it. I knew enough about chord progressions and the structure of most bluegrass music when someone would yell out the key of some song I had never heard of and just went for it. I made plenty of mistakes, but in that environment, with plenty of other people making mistakes, it was a glorious time. Laughing with each other, playing music. It was worth every minute and made playing the fiddle incredibly fun.

          Go. Play. Live.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">- Chad<br><br><br><br><font size="1"><br><br>Endorsing Artist: Cave Passive Pedals<br><br></font></div>

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          • #6
            Play live man. Hope your relationship with music swings more to the "love" side.
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            • #7
              The love/hate relationship with your own music makes it impossible to tell if something is any good or not.

              I've never had that problem, I am a terrible musician.
              Originally Posted by Naterel "All bands suck period"

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              • #8
                if you're not good at something right off the bat it's best to just give up


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                • #9
                  Really, it's win/win. If it's good then you're giving something of enjoyment to the people. If it sucks then you're successfully spiting the vampire that is our world. Just write whatever anyway
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                  • #10
                    also, your music probably sucks because you don't have enough pedals to make it sound good, and the pedals you do have aren't boutique.
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">Good Deals: Hangwire, mhuxtable, Travybear</div>

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                    • #11
                      Always play with people better than you when you can....its both humbling and inspiring.

                      I go thru phases (I'm in one right now) where I hate what I write, everything I hear either pisses me off or makes me want to quit (cos ill never be that good) and I have ideas but nothing pans out. So yes I know the love/hate thing
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                      • #12
                        rehearsing, writing and performing are talents that become innate after years of pragmatic practice that hone your ability to the point where fruitful creation becomes as natural as a gymnast relying on her muscle memory

                        it requires desire, patience, suffering and finally submission to the fire inside and you will eventually come to realize that the blossom of your effort will not come in the form of a poignant lyric, clever melody or memorable tune but rather the acquisition of a mint electric mistress that had a super low BIN because the seller wasn't paying attention when they posted it

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                          • #14
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><a href="http://www.soundcloud.com/throughtheforests" target="_blank">My Soundcloud</a></font><font size="1"><br />
                            <b>Custom Warmoth Strat</b> &gt; Turbo Tuner &gt; Subdecay Prometheus DLX &gt; Smallsound/Bigsound Year 4545 &gt; Catalinbread DLS &gt; Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh &gt; Goatkeeper 3 &gt; Strymon El Capistan &gt; Catalinbread SCP &gt; <b>Savage Glas 30x</b></font></div>

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                            • #15
                              There are people far better than I. That said - you'll always be your own worst critic. Playing live is the best (when it goes well). Playing live is in the moment - if you mess up, that moment's gone as soon as it came so long as you know how to recover; either by hitting everything perfect after, or laughing so the crowd knows that you know you messed up and that you don't care...

                              But those nights when you're on... You'll play stuff that you swear didn't come from you and that you think you'll never be able to replicate. But the more you play, the more often that happens. You'll still have your trainwrecks, but those nights when everything's clicking... Man! You know it, the the band knows it, and the crowd knows it. And then that moment's gone - but you'll always remember it. No better feeling
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