So I really suck at guitar now? Why?? Am I just bad. Honesty plz

Discussion in 'General' started by hightimes223, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. I have been on vacation, and haven't played in about a week, and i just tried to play, after 2 nights of no sleep and full school days+work... and I suck ***. My fingers are doing the wrong things.. I am mentally retarded when reading music (really slow takes me like 5 seconds to be like OH! thats an E!) my hands have no energy in them and they are like confused almost?? Do you think this is lack of sleep and I will get over this or am I going to be stuck with playing crap music..? before my trip I could site read very fast and smoothly with few errors... and my fingers seemed to know where to go.

    Is this permanent?? guitar was the only thing i was learning well and picking up on...and now i feel like im in a cloud.. is this tiredness or just i suck?
  2. Sounds like you need to go to bed, your definitely just tired
  3. Don't expect to be average at guitar or any instrument without putting time and practice in. General rule to follow by is it takes at least 3 years to become average.You only get out what you put in, which is worth it.

    Playing drums for 11 years.

    As said man, just sounds like your tired.
  4. yea my guess is your just tired... go to sleep bro
  5. Just sleep and then practise. I recently got my guitar back after a month and I couldn't even play an E-maj chord without fumbling about. Now my skills have more or less come back. Practise but be patient too :)
  6. practice everything slowly - practice doesn't make perfect//perfect practice makes perfect

    do scales - get a metronome do scales till you can do them in your sleep

    keep learning new stuff

    never give up

    get sleep

  7. this^

    metronomes will help you wayy more than you will ever know
  8. You know that old saying, right? How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.
    It took me a solid month just to be able to hold a barre chord for a minute. Kept at it and now I don't even think about it.

    Also, it never felt like practice because I enjoyed the whole process of learning. When I first started, my fingers used to hurt like a mother but I enjoyed playing so much (even though it sounded like shit at the time) I would still continue.

    I don't recommend you do this but if you're not motivated, you won't learn. Embrace the suck!
    Btw, it's good to dip your fingers in olive oil for a few minutes. Helps with the callouses.
  9. [quote name='"DavidBrent"']
    Btw, it's good to dip your fingers in olive oil for a few minutes. Helps with the callouses.[/quote]


    semen works as well...

  10. I wouldn't know but I guess he's an expert. :smoke:
  11. When you first start out it's like basketball or any other sport, you have your good days and your bad ones. That's why getting good takes time and practice.
  12. Not true. I was sweep picking after 10 months. Sweep picking is probably one of the hardest things to learn on guitar. I practiced like 2-3 hours a day.
  13. How long have you been playing man? I've been playing for over 6 years and i'm still not that good. It takes serious dedication, if I practiced 2 hours a day 5 days a week i'd be wayyy better than I am. But I just don't have that kind of time to devote.

    Worst thing you can do is start thinking you suck, you'll have less patience for the practice you need, and nobody learns well when frustrated.

    Don't allow the missed notes to annoy you. The guitar is one of the more difficult instruments to play, with six strings spaced very close together, you need to develop the muscle memories needed to navigate them with skill, and those memories only come with practice.

    I recommend playing with other's rather than just yourself, although that will be against your instinct if your not confident in your skills.

    Also, don't worry about musical notation so much. I can't even read it lol, I simply download the tab for it(so much simpler and it relays all the information you need, don't know why it isn't used more). Think about those old black cats sitting on their porches laying out sick tunes, who couldn't and have never read a note in their life.:D
  14. i heard that every great guitarist has super long fingers

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