Originally Posted by River
Yip. How do you (guys) keep track of the riffs you know? Do you even try, or just let them percolate back to the top when they feel like it?
Yip. If I'm sitting in the house, there's a guitar within arm's reach.
you have to play something (that you have fully learned) at least every three weeks to keep it in your memory...a guitar god told me that and, I have found it to be true...
another thing is that, you have to play something more then when you think you have it nailed....that has also been true for me
in all honesty, my brain will start to tell me...hey you need to play x...and if I ignore that feeling then X disappears...right now my brain is saying I need to go over some extended arps and some suspended 9 chords, well to be honest also a lot of stuff...I have not really practiced in awhile...I just find myself thinking about it and I have a strange feeling like x is leaving on a trip and I will not see him again and I will miss x
...as strange as this sounds that is true,,,
after have learned and forgotten so much I can recognize that feeling all to well
also, I really think about music a lot: my mind goes like this....sex. music, music, music, food, music, music, music, sex....music...take care of responsibilities...music, music...listen to me "you need to pay that traffic ticket" music, music, sex, food.....
I forgot to throw coffee in there and I do remind myself to think about others too....but I am truly haunted by music: for good and for bad.