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Old 04-14-2017, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Have you ever stopped playing / practicing?

Kind of depends on how you think of it with me. I practiced/played constantly through high school, because I was in drum corps. But when I went to college, I didn't have time, so I stopped. Then graduate school, career, marriage, kids, etc. Basically, I didn't play again until about 10 years ago, when my son requested a drum set for his birthday. He didn't play it all the much--but I did. I've been playing/practicing pretty consistently ever since.

However, I take a break every summer due to work. I spend about a month in Japan each summer and I rarely get much time to practice. I do play at jam sessions when I can and I bring along a practice pad, but time is so limited that I can't do what I want.

I think that taking time off can be beneficial. After a month or so without playing, I need to do some work on chops, but I find that my ideas are refreshed.
"Don't play what's there, play what's not there." -- Miles Davis
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