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What keeps you motivated?

John Robinson

Music Theory Bragger
Nov 11, 2019
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I started playing guitar only recently and fairly late in life, at least I see it this way. I was just coming out of a rough period of my life. I always struggled in this past years, but some months ago corona,the lockdown, and work problems added to the mix and almost had a mental breakdown...so I decided to do something that I would have always wanted to do but never had the time and patience to really take on, and that is learning to play the guitar. So I bought a guitar and joined this great community ( thanks Syn and PG 🖤🖤🖤) and here we are!
I have my highs and lows and sometimes I only have like 20 mins to practice but I really want to learn as much as I can and take some time just for me and what I love: music.
I started late in life too but im determined to learn and have fun until i check out
 

Muz Malek

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Oh, how I wish I had some eloquent speech to give here, but for me, my love of music is my basic motivation. It’s very early in my journey, I have cried more times than I can count, but I always come back. Looking back at old practice videos and seeing even a slight change in something as simple as how I held my pick, or successfully doing a pull off, or getting a strumming pattern correctly made me excited!!! I definitely got a late start in life at this beautiful instrument, but each day counts; each strum, each individual note plucked to perfection, each new endeavor is worth it and brings such joy.

Well hey, there's no such thing as a late start. It's just a "start", and we all gotta start somewhere regardless of where we are now ;)

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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 

VizualSwami

Campfire Attention Holder
Sep 28, 2020
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To be honest what keeps me motivated is wanting to become better at something I am passionate about. Music has always been such a huge influence on my life so I wanted to make it more important and involved in my life. Being able to understand and play music is fun to me and that's all it takes to keep me playing. Guitar has probably been the one and only hobby I've had since I was a kid that I always wanted to get better at.

A lot of people already said something similar but music is like a connection and being able to connect to other people through music is...
well it is what you make it.
 

Muz Malek

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Nov 11, 2019
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these years have been the worst of my life.
i don't wanna go into detail but i really hit rock bottom...i stopped living for almost three years and recovering was not easy at all. if I'm here today, i owe it all to the music. the music helped me and always held my hand in the worst moments. over time, with the right help, i managed to get back. and what continues to motivate me today is music, my passion for the guitar (still thank you syn and papa gates for this amazing school 🙏🏻) and my goals for the future. i’d really love to be able to do something with music in the future. the guys from avenged were the only ones who finally motivated me to commit and pursue my dreams, without giving up let alone throwing myself down. so yes, what motivates me is my passion for music and the goals i’d love to achieve with it.💪

I'm so happy for you! Keep going man! We're all here rooting for you!

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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 
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Muz Malek

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To be honest what keeps me motivated is wanting to become better at something I am passionate about. Music has always been such a huge influence on my life so I wanted to make it more important and involved in my life. Being able to understand and play music is fun to me and that's all it takes to keep me playing. Guitar has probably been the one and only hobby I've had since I was a kid that I always wanted to get better at.

A lot of people already said something similar but music is like a connection and being able to connect to other people through music is...
well it is what you make it.

Every note we managed to play on the guitar signifies small little achievements! Can't go wrong with them 6 strings!

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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 
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Muz Malek

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The thing that keeps me motivated is my love of music and the drive to better my playing and improve. If I’m doubting myself or feeling hopeless and don’t wanna play, I just remind myself If I don’t practice or If I keep giving up I’m not gonna improve and always feel like shit.

And you're doing damn well, sister! Keep it up!
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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 
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Muz Malek

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What keeps me motivated is having guitar lessons with a teacher, because I see more improvement (even in small technique things) than when i had no lessons and just used internet. What also motivates is learning a new (part of a) song or play songs I know and go pretty well. But sometimes I have I day when I think i still suck and never get really good, I think everyone has those days. Also motivating to watch old videos of myself :)
And also motivating is this site, I like the positivity and that everyone is good at its own level, no judgement, just helping eachother

That's what music is all about! Coming together, regardless of race or religion, all for one purpose - unity!
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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 
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Muz Malek

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Music has been an important part of my whole life, and even though I have learned a couple of instruments as a kid (in particular trumpet :ROFLMAO: ), I only successfully got into playing the guitar thanks to covid. Once I got past the initial huge struggle (why are chord changes so hard etc...), it has been an absolute blast. Thankfully, I also have a personal teacher who has provided good guidance when I need it. Of course, the journey has had its ups and downs so far, but my love for heavy guitar music has gotten me through the low points, and I have come to accept that progress is not always linear, it is mostly stepwise, and sometimes the distance between steps can feel quite long. But as long as we power through, the next step will come and the feeling of progress is just so satisfying that all the struggles are worth it.

Ikr? That small bits of satisfaction! Keep going bro!
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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 
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Muz Malek

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I started playing guitar only recently and fairly late in life, at least I see it this way. I was just coming out of a rough period of my life. I always struggled in this past years, but some months ago corona,the lockdown, and work problems added to the mix and almost had a mental breakdown...so I decided to do something that I would have always wanted to do but never had the time and patience to really take on, and that is learning to play the guitar. So I bought a guitar and joined this great community ( thanks Syn and PG 🖤🖤🖤) and here we are!
I have my highs and lows and sometimes I only have like 20 mins to practice but I really want to learn as much as I can and take some time just for me and what I love: music.

Congrats on taking the first step and welcome to the family! We're all here for ya!
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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 
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Muz Malek

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Life punched me in the face a couple of times and then I learned that I should start taking care of myself. Music was there to help me rebuild myself. Focusing on learning guitar really got me reconnected me with myself. Playing just keeps my feet on the ground and every time I grab my guitar is the best time ever, even when I'm torturing myself trying to learn something that's over my head.
Every small achievement is a spark of happiness and self confidence and basically it's all about feeling good and being reasonably happy in life.

Totally! At some point we will have to realize that we are way more capable than we know to give the push we need!
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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 
Synner Endless Summer Collection

Muz Malek

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Legend
Nov 11, 2019
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For me, its all in the love of music and performing. I strive to be a performer some day. I believe if there is any magic in the world, its music. It can turn a bad day into a good day. It brings people together, stops hate, and spreads love. Ive been polar opposite personalities with people before, and once music is brought up its like we’re brothers (or sisters.)

Like i said, my main goal is to be a perfomer. What keeps me motivated is watching live videos of my favorite bands. @Syn Gates absolutely nailing a solo in front of thousands of people, james hetfield’s raw energy and powerful voice echoing through stadium speakers, the Gods that were Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen playing their blistering leads, and lest i forget, Ronnie Van Zant standing still (and barefoot) yet being the most badass person on the stage with such a commanding presence.

For me, music is more than just the theory, the technique, the politics. Music is about the human spirit. Music IS the human spirit. I dont care what anyone says, if you’re a beginner still in the early stages, or a seasoned veteran of any instrument, having a lot of heart, and love for the art is whats most important.

Party on, people. 🤙🏻

Let's help to continue and spread the legacy that Syn Gates and the rest of the music legends has brought upon!
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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)
 

Muz Malek

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Legend
Nov 11, 2019
136
387
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Singapore
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10
For me, the passion and the drive I had as a 13-14 year old has carried me a lot of the time. Back then nothing was out of reach and I believed the impossible could be. Throughout the years, whenever I've had lows I think back to the way I used to feel and I never give up because I couldn't do anything that would disappoint that girl. That connection to my inner child has kept the belief alive.

As I've matured and evolved in my pursuit, I have understood the importance of patience in order to master anything. The truth is, it WILL take time. No matter what you do, no one is above this rule. Even the most talented of people need to put in the time to focus their abilities. The sooner you surrender yourself to the process and accept it, the less you will need external motivation. Your highs and lows will become part of the journey but won't be tied to your value as a person and won't weigh you down emotionally.

If I'm having one of those moments where I'm exhausted and I need the energy to continue, I watch my favourite people do what they love. That always deeply inspires me. I watch a live performance, or a YouTube video of someone talking about their songs or productions. Never fails. ;)

Yay! Agreed, because ultimately, only we are able to convince ourselves 100%!
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Check out my cover of "Beast and the Harlot" HERE !
In commemoration of 10 years of my guitar journey ;)