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Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« on: February 23, 2006, 01:58:09 am »
Whenever I try to play fast, like try to play a solo or something, I always, without fail, tense up. My whole body gets tense, and then I can't play anything at that point, and I just have to stop, take a deep breath, relax, and try again, and the same thing happens anyways.

Has anybody else had this happen to them? Does anybody know how I can overcome this tension? Because it's a very big and annoying obstacle for me and progressing in my playing. Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 10:13:25 am »
nah it'll pass

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 11:14:13 am »
Yes, I agree.
I believe it's just a matter of time and this tension will drop. The same "phenomenon" appeared the first 5 years that I played fast songs or melodies on the keyboard. Today this tension is still there a little bit, but doesn't affect my playing anymore.

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2006, 05:27:27 am »
Get drunk.
Try again.

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006, 06:32:34 am »
Playing a solo in front of crowds? I have no clue.
Playing at all? Get over it... geez... do it when you're tired.
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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2006, 12:27:48 pm »
Get drunk.
Try again.


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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2006, 04:55:57 pm »
But I'm too young to drink. :P

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2006, 09:57:13 pm »
just play the thing slowly til y're able to play it in your sleep, then there will be no tension att all

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006, 10:53:08 pm »
Yeah. I've also found that closing my eyes and playing it like that for a little bit helps with the tension. And the funny thing was, when I opened my eyes, it was a bit easier to play :P.

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2006, 12:12:43 am »
Yeah. I've also found that closing my eyes and playing it like that for a little bit helps with the tension. And the funny thing was, when I opened my eyes, it was a bit easier to play :P.
Do you master the strums ?

At least, i mean are you capable of fluid up and down picking, tremolo picking, gallopage :) (like a horsey, dakaduk dakaduk, i can do those REALLY fast :P )
 
But i mostly play metal. So then you have to be fast like greased shit running for the cops.

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Re: Overcoming tension felt when attempting to play fast.
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2006, 04:49:54 pm »
(like a horsey, dakaduk dakaduk, i can do those REALLY fast :P )


like in raining blood, those are fking easy