Does anyone play guitar while on-line?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by 3 fingers, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. 3 fingers

    3 fingers Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2021
    Location:
    location, location
    I'm still new here, but I couldn't help wondering why so many guitar players are spending so much time on this site when they could be playing their guitars, and then ... light bulb.
     
    bojanbeo and stormsedge like this.
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

    Messages:
    6,680
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Location:
    North Central North Carolina
    A lot of us hang out here INSTEAD of playing our guitars. icon_lol_zpsf0a60f0d.gif

    I do play while on the Internet when I'm learning something from a YouTube video.
     
  3. Handsome McClane

    Handsome McClane Strat-O-Master Silver Member

    Age:
    57
    Messages:
    686
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2020
    Location:
    Sacramento
    No, I'm not jamming while I'm perusing the net. I have been practicing about two hours a day though since about September.
     
  4. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,075
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Tennessee, USA
    No, I only play my guitar (on the internet) when in a meeting on Zoom (mike and camera muted) :sneaky:. The forum is too important to risk to multitasking.
     
  5. Antstrat

    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Location:
    Over There
    Why are you posting here online instead of playing?
     
    SKYDOG4570, Torvald, duzie and 4 others like this.
  6. 3 fingers

    3 fingers Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2021
    Location:
    location, location
    I only play in the evening, because music gets in the way of all the important thinking I'm trying to do during the day. Whereas the internet is easier to turn on and off.
     
  7. StratUp

    StratUp Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    351
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2020
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    I don't play while on-line, but if I'm watching a movie, etc at home, I'm usually playing or just running scales. I can't just sit and do one thing.
     
    SKYDOG4570 and stormsedge like this.
  8. lbpesq

    lbpesq Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    525
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2014
    Location:
    California
    Actually, when I'm on-line here, I'm often paying hooky from work lol!

    When we're watching TV, I often have a guitar at my side that I reach for to play along during commercials. I've got 30 seconds to figure out the key, chord structure, basically what's going on, and come up with something. Pretty good ear training, or so it seems.

    Bill, tgo
     
  9. Tcon

    Tcon Strat-Talker

    Age:
    61
    Messages:
    284
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Location:
    KCMO
    I only get on line at work. I play when I get home and stay off the net!
     
  10. 3 fingers

    3 fingers Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2021
    Location:
    location, location
    Speaking of commercials, am I right that Billy Joel "We didn't start the fire" is the same tune as "Snickers satisfies you"?
     
  11. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,380
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Location:
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I've posted videos but never streamed it ... yet.
     
  12. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,064
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    The truth is none of us play guitar. We are all on here trying to find out what the heck that intriguing thing on the wall/stand or in that case really is...

    Or how it should be put together again.
     
  13. 3 fingers

    3 fingers Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2021
    Location:
    location, location
    You totally had me convinced!!
     
  14. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

    Age:
    79
    Messages:
    16,230
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Peardale CA
    Does it matter?
     
  15. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,668
    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Location:
    Greece
    Yep....load up some amp sims on logic...some backing tracks on youtube....some random movie that you dont really care about with the sound a bit down and off you go.....
     
    RobZ69 and Lovnmesomestrat like this.
  16. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,581
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2019
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    I live in front of my PC, sadly. So I do many things while online.

    * Raises hand *


    I download and save for easier viewing.
     
    Lovnmesomestrat and Stratoskater like this.
  17. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    7,020
    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Location:
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    It's a inbetweener IMG_20210120_165114657_MP.jpg
    Sometimes it's 5 minutes & sometimes it's more
     
    SKYDOG4570 and 3 fingers like this.
  18. 3 fingers

    3 fingers Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2021
    Location:
    location, location
    I understand everything in this picture except the stuffed unicorn.
     
  19. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

    Age:
    45
    Messages:
    9,062
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Location:
    Running with Scissors
    I have a real easy job and have tons of time to play online. Also after 30 years of playing I pretty much only play when rehearsing, recording or writing. Sometimes I’ll pick up an acoustic and play for 10 minutes or so during the day now that I’ve been working from home since last March but before that I’d go a week sometimes without touching a guitar.
     
  20. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

    Age:
    45
    Messages:
    9,062
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Location:
    Running with Scissors
    I used to do this a lot. It’s very good training and helped me move past playing plateaus several times.