Does anyone play guitar while on-line?

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

  1. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    unicornish isnt that hard of a language to learn, it's mostly the stigma you have to get over to try.
     
  2. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    I was told unicorn pee & fairy dust were magic ingredients for tone.
    No?
     
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  3. systolsys

    systolsys Strat-O-Master

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    I play guitar while looking at ramen recipes.

    I call it "noodling"
     
  4. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    I don’t watch TV or spend time on Twitter/Facebook etc...
    Strat-Talk is my link to the world around me :rolleyes:
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    When online in a forum I don't, but I play with youtube backing tracks.
     
  6. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Senior Stratmaster

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    I only play online when watching lessons or jamming along with backing tracks/songs on youtube.
     
  7. Polarbear

    Polarbear Don Poleone

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    I have a guitar in the living room, spare room/office and bedroom. Sometimes walk around with one!

    so yes, I play while being online.
     
  8. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    at home, i usually have a guitar or cat (the battles between the two are epic...) in my lap regardless of what my eyes are doing.
     
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  9. 3 fingers

    3 fingers Strat-Talker

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    The world demands a video. I've heard that cat videos are a thing on the internet. It follows logically that guitar+cat videos are urgently required here.
     
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  10. rocknrollrich

    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm only on the forum when I'm in the bathroom. Which is a lot. Which probably isn't good.
     
  11. BigNorm

    BigNorm Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm retired, and lock out for covid !!! Have plenty time for both playing and surfin' ....
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Sometimes. Especially if I'm listening to Pandora
     
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    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Joking apart, I'd caution against 'practising' when you are not concentrating on what you are playing – for instance, when you're also watching TV, looking at texts, or otherwise distracted. I got into a habit of playing during ad breaks on TV about 30 years ago. One day, when I was actually listening to what I was playing, I realised that some of my finger-picking patterns and become really irregular. Worse still, I couldn't seem to get those patterns back to regular rhythms!

    A friend of mine, who was one grade off becoming a qualified guitar teacher, suggested exercises to correct my bad habits. Believe me, I had to put in a lot of work, typically using a different finger for the first note of the bar to stop me falling back into bad habits. It was a hard lesson, and one I was grateful to learn.
     
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  14. keys88

    keys88 Strat-Talker

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    I'm not here wasting time instead of playing... I'm here wasting time instead of working ;)
     
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