So, I got all plugged in with my looper tonight to practice improvising solos and after fifteen minutes I realised just how shit my soloing has become. I was never a great, or even good, lead player - but I was a lot better when I was playing someone else's solos verbatim. Left to my own devices combined with a lack of practice and I'm ashamed of the very limited number of hackneyed old patterns I was coming out with. Trying to deviate from my worn-out patterns just resulted in bum notes. At the twenty minute mark I'd had enough, turned everything off and came to bed, despondent.
What do you do to motivate yourself when you feel (realise!) you're pretty crap ?