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    I don't need to practise now because I'm planning on practising later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sblock View Post
    Because I already happen to be playing right this minute in: a gig, a jam session, a recording session, a lesson, on the street, etc.
    Yup...I'm on the way to or playing a gig!

    Best reason to not practice.

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    The thrill is gone.....> > >

    so.... I've R-U-N-N-O-F-T with different instrument.


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    Yeah, my mandolin gets jealous when my banjo or guitar calls. I tell it I love it best but it gets mad and says my fingers smell funny when I go back to it.

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    The fiddle doesn't play second to any other instrument. It demands to be first in line for practice.
    Life is short, play hard. Life is really really short, play really really hard.

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    My wife and dog have both threatened restraining orders if I pick the mandolin up again tonight

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    Trying to avoid hearing, "Dear, we need a shed in the back yard".
    Not all the clams are at the beach

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    I need to read the latest posts on the Mandolin Cafe first.
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    I have an old railway clock that ticks rather loud. Sometimes I just don't want to stop the pendulum.
    ever forward

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    I can't find my metronome.
    Life is short, play hard. Life is really really short, play really really hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Miller View Post
    Yeah, my mandolin gets jealous when my banjo or guitar calls. I tell it I love it best but it gets mad and says my fingers smell funny when I go back to it.
    That's what my mando tells me after I come home from a music store, probably why I haven't bought another mando.

    I don't need excuses not to practice, I have enough reasons that keep me from it

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    I'm to busy looking for reasons not to jam.
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    Just not enough time! Too many chores and tasks need to be done around the house instead of "frivolously wasting time" playing my instrument. I can't handle the guilt trip I'm gonna get if I practice tonight.

    Can't practice because I need to clip my fingernails. And I don't feel like clipping my fingernails.

    Lost my BlueChip pick somewhere on that dad-blasted brown rug again!

    My tuner battery died.

    Practicing would mean a trip upstairs to get my instrument, and my knee/back/(insert body part of choice) is hurting, so I'm not going upstairs.

    Spring weather is here, and the wife has opened all the windows in the house for fresh air. I can't practice if the neighbors are going to hear me playing!

    Had too much wine before supper. Practicing would be wasted in this state.

    Need to catch up on The Walking Dead.
    Keep that skillet good and greasy all the time!

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    I'm a servant to an old lady cat. She's doesn't like it when I practice. She follows me around the house complaining until I sit down and make a lap.

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    My kids are awake and I have to pay attention to them.

    My kids are asleep and I don't want to wake them up.

    Still working on shaving the cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin View Post
    Lost my BlueChip pick somewhere on that dad-blasted brown rug again!
    Oh my Lord how many times has that happened.

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    I need to not practise so that all the practising I've been doing has a chance to soak in.

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    Some absorption time - i like it

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    I know one song. Who needs to learn more?
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    My callouses got soft from hand-washing the dishes

    My arthritis/carpal tunnel/random medical condition is acting up.

    I want to finish this chapter first.

    My accompanist is away.

    My accompanist is out of tune.

    I need to put in a load of laundry.

    My arm fell asleep and I'm afraid of waking it up.
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    It was unbearable to listen to myself until I discovered that blasting the Chris Thile Bach album in my headphones turned me into a virtuoso.

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    I'm reading the complete Harvard Classics.
    Life is short, play hard. Life is really really short, play really really hard.

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    When my wife throws a fit when she can't take it anymore !

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    1. I played mandolin too much and got monster calluses, and it's still winter and they got dry and now the calluses get caught on the strings when I try to do a hammer pull-off combination. I need to file down my calluses. (rummaging through toolbox looking for that file that might still be in there somewhere)

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    2. I haven't played in a while and my calluses aren't adequate. Need to build them up before I can play a lot.


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