does anyone else experience this?  i always have to woodshed after gigs.  i go back to "kindergarten" and practice everything slowly with the metronome.  it always amazes me (and depresses me) how crappy i play - bad time, uneven sound, i get my chops together, then go out and destroy them again...hmmm

funny though, if i don't play enough gigs, i suck on those too.  maybe i just suck  and that's all there is to it?

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um   well  i thik it depends on the type of gig somewhat....   rock and blues gtr players tend to do a number on me ...  i end up hitting the keys too hard on gigs that have gtr players   ...  can take a while to get the technique back the way it plays nicely after that....
also   it is that gigs tend to be digital piano's and those always mess up my technique to some extent   well because they just are not piano's.
there should be fine grad pianos everywhere.
    no it is not you who sucks....   life sucks....  oh  well  it will be over
soon enough.
since i haven't played a piano gig in years i really like the way i've played since. maybe this is why. i've always disliked any third party with me and my axe anyway.
lol @ mike:)  yes, i suppose it will be all over  soon:)

good points about the type of gigs and digital pianos.  i feel better.  thanks:)
what has happened to me in the past when i was gigging all the time, like, 6 nights a week, four hours a night for a year or more, is that i would never, ever practice.  i just didn't have the mental energy to sit down at the piano after "working" every night.

so what would happen is that i'd get good at what i was playing but never break new ground, and in the end, my chops and such would suffer for it.

now that i gig once or twice a week at the most, i put in lots of practice time and my chops are always growing.
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