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by kspr2635
(5 posts)
7 years ago

getin it goin

I don't know if this happens t

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  1. by Tranesyadaddy
    (279 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: getin it goin

    I had ADD until I changed my diet. with me it was processed sugar and processed wheat. If you don't have crap food as your staple diet, you can splurge when the need arises without too much detriment.

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  2. by gbmv
    (1 post)

    7 years ago

    Re: getin it goin

    Start the day listening to some good music. Also again in the evening. That gets me going!

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    1. by JBTSAX
      (364 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: getin it goin

      What inspires me to practice and play more: 1. A performance or gig coming up. Look for opportunities to play. 2. New music that is exciting. Have you looked into SmartMusic? They have some great jazz accompaniments . www.smartmusic.com 3. Taking some lessons from an inspiring teacher. 4. What gbmv said. John

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  3. by Joe Bananas
    (71 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: getin it goin

    I think sometimes when i has to practice with my sax was like when i has to study mathematics when i was a child, i mean, this produced to me a kind of...laziness.Well, this don't happens to me again since long ago and i think it's becouse i'm surrounded by a "very musical environment".I found some very important inspiration sources around me: - I try to listen to music as much as i can (I love to do it). - Regularly i go to a gig where i get a good ammount of inspiration and ideas. - Watch some gigs on Video (I've seen Chris Potter Quartet Live in Paris 5 months ago and i still feeling inspired by this). - Luckily my girl plays piano, this is very inspirational as well. - Get some lessons from a really good teacher or a "top musician" when i can economically afford it. - Get Classical Music lessons (I really want to play Jazz but Classical is very inspirational). - And mainly think that play sax is one of the better things i can do with my time. Good Luck and just relax and enjoy your practicing!. Joe

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    1. by jamterry
      (573 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: getin it goin

      If you don't want to practice, I suggest that you quit. No use forcing yourself Terry

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      1. by kspr2635
        (5 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: getin it goin

        interesting... I took your advice. I just stopped playing for 2 weeks before my gig (thought as NOT a good idea) but I rocked my pieces. Thanks man.

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    2. by Tranesyadaddy
      (279 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: getin it goin

      occasional periods of acute dis-interest are a standard part of any creative endeavour.

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      1. by knorter
        (205 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: getin it goin

        When you're not feeling inspired you might want to try an extremely specific practice schedule. Find literally one thing you want to improve at-design one or two exercises that would help. Take all the emotion and inspiration out of the picture. Everyday that you aren't "feeling it", do this exercise. Set very specific goals. That way you get in the habit of everyday practice regardless of your mood. Kristy

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    3. by saxophonist_104
      (148 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: getin it goin

      like most of the others said, listen to some good music. i like to find new challenges with the sax such as doing a growl. i'm in the marching band and it really gets me goin when i'm playing as loud as i can and people have to cover their ears when they walk by b/c they're weenies! they can't take the noise!!!!!!! saxes rule!!

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      1. by azurealto
        (79 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: getin it goin

        i don't really have to do much to inspire me to practice. Mostly, i listen to music. Good Luck!

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        1. by azurealto
          (79 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: getin it goin

          what's the name of that chinese, bad quality, selmer impersonater company? i forgot.

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          1. by JBTSAX
            (364 posts)

            6 years ago

            Re: getin it goin

            Which one? There are legions of them. . . but they all come with white gloves and are "band teacher approved". Joh

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          2. by jamterry
            (573 posts)

            6 years ago

            Re: getin it goin

            This thread is about practice, not Chinese phobia and racism.

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          3. by cuber
            (653 posts)

            6 years ago

            Re: getin it goin

            how is not liking chinese horns racisim?

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