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PwnageSoldier

Anyone having a hellish time learning an instrument?

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PwnageSoldier

Hey guys! Just wanted to come check out if anyone had any nightmarish instruments theyre trying to learn. Personally Im learning the Alto Sax, and I have a hard time with playing lower notes because I always go up an octave lol. Its no biggie for sure, Ill eventually find out how

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Method

My guitar has sat in a corner for a little over a year. My fingers refuse to cooperate and I don't care enough to make them.

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Tokasmoka

^ Got to stretch your fingers and wrists first before you start playing the guitar. After 20min of stretching play every note on the neck with all four fingers 0 1 2 3 4, next string 0 1 2 3 4, etc. That's why 90% of people quit playing guitar and it's a shame because once your fingers cooperate learning becomes a breeze. Usain Bolt doesn't just hop out of bed and instantly runs a 100m race, he stretches for hours.

 

As for the sax, I would love to learn how to play one. As with anything else in life you get what you put in, keep practicing man!

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Murdick

The cello. I gave up in the end and played the clarinet.

^ Got to stretch your fingers and wrists first before you start playing the guitar. After 20min of stretching play every note on the neck with all four fingers 0 1 2 3 4, next string 0 1 2 3 4, etc. That's why 90% of people quit playing guitar and it's a shame because once your fingers cooperate learning becomes a breeze. Usain Bolt doesn't just hop out of bed and instantly runs a 100m race, he stretches for hours.

 

As for the sax, I would love to learn how to play one. As with anything else in life you get what you put in, keep practicing man!

 

gave up on that too cuz my pinky finger was too weak HAHA.

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mr quick

It could just as well be an issue with the quality of the instrument itself. Too many times people give up on an instrument because the instrument they have is a hassle to play.

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PwnageSoldier

It could just as well be an issue with the quality of the instrument itself. Too many times people give up on an instrument because the instrument they have is a hassle to play.

Agreed. I had a reed once that was a bitch to use - turns out it was a little bent :/

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mr quick

Have you had the sax looked at?

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AtomicDarling

I can sing... OR play guitar/ukulele.... I cannot for the freaking life of me do the two at the same time. I can play just fine until I start singing and then my strumming goes to sh*t.

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Mister Pinkerton

Well, I used to play guitar badly but recently I bought a mini MIDI controller to learn a few chords, to play around with and loop/produce etc. It's only 25 keys so it's not ideal to learn properly but I did try some chords and did learned some simple Boards of Canada (

) and simpler Kraftwerk (Autobahn). I find it difficult to figure out the best/most comfortable way to play chords. I figure I need to get at least a 49 key which I will do so I can attempt to learn with two hands and also just having the more standard size of keys will help me. It also has 6 pads so I'd like to try tapping out beats too. I never had good rhythm. I could recognize and enjoy good rhythm but in practice I was always atrocious.

 

I'm going to spend my time learning keyboard so I can make some ambient and electronic music. Currently working on some tracks for a concept album that's inspired by Fallout's post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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sandralar

I got a new guitar on my birthday, but I have never played on it since I have almost no time. All my free time goes on https://uk.edubirdie.com/coursework-writing where I work as a freelance writer and help people with their assignments. Honestly, I don't regret.

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Queen

Hey guys! Just wanted to come check out if anyone had any nightmarish instruments theyre trying to learn. Personally Im learning the Alto Sax, and I have a hard time with playing lower notes because I always go up an octave lol. Its no biggie for sure, Ill eventually find out how

Try blowing with hot air instead of cold air (like fogging up glass).

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reaper19031993

I have piano, but i have never played in the morning. I have habit: i write intresting post about girls (https://yourbride.com/asian-brides-sites/ ) and after that i play 40 minutes. It is well good for me)

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Arrows to Athens

Touched my acoustic guitar after a long time so I could actually learn to play it this time. What do ya know? One of the strings break as I'm tuning it.

 

Back in the corner, guitar.

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MyNameHere
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I remember my mother buy me a acoustic guitar and I throw it in some days to not learning anything. Later, I buy two electric guitars and again, I just sell it both for same reason.

 

Later, I buy a electric drums and I learn a lot, that is my instrument, I learn quickly all hits and fills once listening a new song.

I like to hit with my feet the floor imagining every hit from the drums, because I sell my drums for school costs, I hope someday buy a new one.

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Asmodo

I've been playing guitar for around 18 years, the first couple months were hell. The hurting fingertips and building calluses, the frustration of trying to be Jimi Hendrix within the first week. It sucked but eventually it became second nature and is very rewarding in the end.

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Laura91

I can sing... OR play guitar/ukulele.... I cannot for the freaking life of me do the two at the same time. I can play just fine until I start singing and then my strumming goes to sh*t.

 

I'm basically the same way. The only exception is a Noise project that I have where I do early Anal c*nt style stuff with keyboards and vocals. But, that requires no skill. LOL BUT, if I wanted to do the same thing with a guitar instead of a keyboard, it wouldn't work at all.So, figure that one out.

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JerrySnow

Yeah, really the same :cool:

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itandrii

 

I've got an electric guitar ESP LTD QM 1000😎 , djembe drum, didgeridoo but, as many of you, I have no time to play these instruments😥 . My current job ( I am an information security specialist and write reviews for the IT project) occupies my all my time((

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Cutter De Blanc

I've f*cking sucked and hardly ever played any of my three guitars over the course of the 13 years I've been trying

 

I don't get any joy from playing it

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mr quick

I'm trying to teach myself trumpet, and I've concluded that it's a stupid instrument. But, I've come this far... 

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Eva Harvey

Thanks for advice, it's very good for me.

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