Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by acmost9 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:19 pm

zupfgeiger wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm


I was wondering too. Also about Ponce's Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas being labeled as "fairly easy". I found particularly the third piece quite challenging. But don't bother, it's an old thread of glassy and he won't come back to it anyway.
No kidding, the third piece...dang - it is dense as hell. One day I'll labor through it...maybe.

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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by zupfgeiger » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:28 am

acmost9 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:19 pm
zupfgeiger wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm


I was wondering too. Also about Ponce's Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas being labeled as "fairly easy". I found particularly the third piece quite challenging. But don't bother, it's an old thread of glassy and he won't come back to it anyway.
No kidding, the third piece...dang - it is dense as hell. One day I'll labor through it...maybe.
Yes, it's tough indeed. The second one is the longest but technically the easiest. Mysteriously I only play the first and the third. The second one never caught my attention despite its beauty.
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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by acmost9 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:14 pm

zupfgeiger wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:28 am
acmost9 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:19 pm
zupfgeiger wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm


I was wondering too. Also about Ponce's Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas being labeled as "fairly easy". I found particularly the third piece quite challenging. But don't bother, it's an old thread of glassy and he won't come back to it anyway.
No kidding, the third piece...dang - it is dense as hell. One day I'll labor through it...maybe.
Yes, it's tough indeed. The second one is the longest but technically the easiest. Mysteriously I only play the first and the third. The second one never caught my attention despite its beauty.
I 'play' 1 & 2 but I love 3, I should just get it over with and dive in there & flail away.

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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by Non Tabius » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:01 pm

Glassy I havn't read the whole thread but what is the reason why you don't do live jobs?I have found over the years whether doing pop ,classical
whatever, is that one is going to have pieces that are self satisfying and pieces that are "cornie" from a musicians perspective.The challenging pieces keep you going,but learn to select pieces that you might not even enjoy but work for the "client" or audience.It depends on what market you are going for just like any business.Playing for tea parties background is better than not playing live gigs at all,dreaming of those BIG CONCERTS.I think just being a studio player and not live, can bring on this frustration that you currently feel.Unless you have very personal reasons for not playing live.I believe most of the pieces you show here must work.You don't have to lose any of the pieces just be selective and chose what you believe would work for a specific occasion. With the depth in repertoire you have I cant see any confidence problems,you need those pieces which you might not use live to maintain your standard and keep you dynamic mentally,just like any other discipline. :D :D

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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by zupfgeiger » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:19 pm

Frustration that glassy CURRENTLY feels? Guys, this is a 4 1/2 years old thread. Since then the op changed his mind on the guitar probably several times. Please don't take this issue serious anymore.
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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by Non Tabius » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:40 am

Well; you never know ,some folks might feel that way now, and this whole thread might just prove useful as encouragement to persevere.I cant help to think of "The Old Man Segovia". Gee talk about thundering on regardless!

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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by Smith » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:28 pm

Of course it is “worth it”.
I mean,really, what am I gonna do with my time, sit around and watch Matlock all day?
As a matter of fact I got rid of my TV ages ago and I have no time for pro sports or Netflix.
Yes, it is definitely worth it.

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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by JohnB » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:17 pm

Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Yes, often.

But then it provides a useful displacement activity instead the myriad of things I should be doing (renovating the house, doing the garden, etc, etc, etc) - so there is merit in it after all.
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Re: Do you wonder ever if it's all worth it?

Post by ronjazz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:32 pm

Definitely worth it, since it's how I've made my living for the last 5 decades, but also a daily renewal of life and love. Even with focal dystonia there is an enormous amount of beauty in music on the guitar.
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