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    I know one song. Who needs to learn more?
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    There ain't but two tunes anyway. Wagon Wheel and that other one.
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    All playing is practicing. If you're gonna play, you are practicing.

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    I don't need to practice, I went to a jam this week.
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    I'm always practicing in my head. That should be enough.

    I just ask for more talent in the monitors please.
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    I don't need to practice. I am already as good as I am ever going to be.
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    I don't need to practice. I don't have a gig lined up.
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    Missing the point. Practice is an excuse to do something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus Lester View Post
    Missing the point. Practice is an excuse to do something else.
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    I avoid practicing because I'm afraid the sound of all those pentatonics will end up in my playing.

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    At my age, what difference could it possibly make?


    At my age, I've got plenty of time to practice later.
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    I can't practice now, I am working on my character.


    I don't need to practice, I go to jams.


    I am not experienced enough to get a lot out of practice. I have a lot of basics to get under my belt first.


    I know what I am doing, I have a lot of experience. Practice wouldn't really do much for me.


    I get enough practice playing.


    They are all watching Netflix on the big screen, I don't want to disturb them.


    The house is quiet, I don't want them to hear me practicing.
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    I need a cigar and the dog needs walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    I can't practice now, I am working on my character.
    Well played, sir.
    Dear sir, I am terribly sorry, but I fear I must inform you that what you are playing is most certainly not any part of anything.

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    My usual reason for avoiding practising:

    I LOVE this tune SOOO much!

    -oops another error, and there’s another,
    ok I’ll practise after the C part,
    I love these crooked tunes
    Ok really, I’ll practise it after another time all the way through... I wonder if I can get it up to 500 bpm?

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    Here is my main excuse. This is a real problem so maybe I will get some advice.

    I think about playing all day. Can't wait to get home and play after work!!! Get home, have time, have some energy...still do not practice.

    I don't practice every day because for some reason I am holding myself back.

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    My new perfect mandolin is in the shop for a month. My old imperfect mandolin will be sold when I get the new one back. Perhaps playing on such a different neck will set me back when I change over to the new one...
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    Here is my main excuse. This is a real problem so maybe I will get some advice.

    I think about playing all day. Can't wait to get home and play after work!!! Get home, have time, have some energy...still do not practice.

    I don't practice every day because for some reason I am holding myself back.
    Get an instructor or someone, anyone, guitarist, mailman, whatever, who will arrive at your house for half an hour three days a week and who only gets paid if you work on a pre-agreed schedule.
    That is, you play a certain number of notes with a metronome VERY SLOWLY in say, 15 to 20 minutes, NO stopping. Deep breathing. Like mediation. Good luck.

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    Do you like the idea of playing the mandolin more than actually playing the mandolin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsunrise View Post
    Get an instructor or someone, anyone, guitarist, mailman, whatever, who will arrive at your house for half an hour three days a week and who only gets paid if you work on a pre-agreed schedule.
    That is, you play a certain number of notes with a metronome VERY SLOWLY in say, 15 to 20 minutes, NO stopping. Deep breathing. Like mediation. Good luck.

    That's a great idea! I do enjoy practicing once I get started. Being held accountable would might just be the incentive I need. I do need to relax as well. I tend to want to learn it all to fast instead of enjoying and letting each thing sink in. Oh, and how did you know I started taking shallow breaths? LOL I do catch myself doing that when I play. I try to hard instead of letting it flow, or something like that.
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    Funny you should say that because I asked myself the same thing! I am a beginner. I don't play guitar. I don't know anyone (personally) who plays. I think part of it is that I just sometimes feel overwhelmed by what to learn next. I'm following Mandolessons. He goes over things slowly enough and I watch the same video as many times as I need to. Honestly, I think it's the fear that I will try and fail.

    Wow, that is the most honest thing I've put out into the world in a long time!!

    I love the idea of playing the mandolin like a pro!

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    Fan: Maestro Id give my life to play like that

    Maestro: I did

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