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Old 10-31-2013, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do people give up so fast??

I've been thinking about what it takes for someone to succeed in playing an instrument
And why others give up before they even see the other side of the microphone / amp / you name it.

People scare themselves into failure before launching out in the first place - and it's sad.

Is it the perceived difficulty of the task? Or - maybe the cost of it all?

Perhaps it's just the patience required to learn...?

Why do you think it is?

How much more awesome music would there be if more people chose to stick it out??
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off all this underlining and bolding and italicizing is a little much.

Secondly I think it is fairly obvious. Not only does it take balls to go and achieve a dream, but it takes dedication to become good enough to actually be able to accomplish that goal. Lots of people have the talent and put the work in but have no balls. Lots of people have the balls but not the dedication to put the time in. Both are needed.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Simple answer would be because quitting is easier..

This cliché moral of "Never quit" only goes so far
When i started playing guitar it was hard at first musicians kinda have to rewire themselves to be musicians you have to stretch your fingers to learn the chords, learn how to make one arm independent from the other, learn how to sing independently from what your playing with your instrument.

this is all very hard but if your real interest is music you stick with it if not you'll give up halfway through.

I think than more than the will to do it, the interest has to be there..
if you have the interest you'll find the will to do it
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Rez said it well. Ya gotta be fearless and have a big sac plus a lot if talent to match
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Somedays, I go and play guitar, and think "I'm getting pretty good" and I feel happy about it. Then other days I think I'm rubbish. I guess some people can't seem to persuade themselves that they are good, or will be good in the future.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't know if I got the quote right but "Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration." - Thomas Edison

The greatest commodity a musician has isn't the equipment he or she owns like quality of the instrument (though that does help) it is time... time to practice.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know if I got the quote right but "Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration." - Thomas Edison

The greatest commodity a musician has isn't the equipment he or she owns like quality of the instrument (though that does help) it is time... time to practice.
I think you may be right. Jimi Hendrix, by most accounts, practised more than anyone.
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Some people want to be a rock god over not and that doesn't happen and that's most likely why they quit. Learning an instrument takes a lot of patience and dedication. The sky is the limit based on your desire to play and how dedicated you are. oh and practice practice practice.

No matter how long you've been playing you always know that there is always room to grow as a musician. That's one of my favorite things about jamming is that you can always find new ways to play your instrument.
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Any number of reasons. Not enough interest, not enough motivation, not enough focus or discipline, frustration, expecting too much progress too soon, not sticking with it when it gets difficult.

"Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded." - Jimi Hendrix
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Some people lack determination.

I'll admit, when I first started playing, I wanted to be the quintessential rock guitar God and was determined to get there, but over time I've learned there are more important things in life, but I still play for the sheer joy of creating. I'll never "Give Up" being a good father, and thats all that matters to me at this point in life.
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