Don’t hold your breath.

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  1. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster

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    Noticed something the other day. When I’m tuning a guitar I find myself holding my breath.

    Anybody else do that or am I just a big weirdo?
     
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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's silly -- I can't hold your breath.

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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    I don't know about holding my breath. I've never paid attention to that. I am very aware that I clench my jaw, though.
     
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    I don’t think I’m holding my breath out of my lifelong fear of a string snapping and hitting me in the eye. I think I subconsciously think if I breathe, the volume of my breathing will throw off the tuner.

    Well that just makes me sound like an idiot.

    A good editor would cut “sound like” out of that sentence.
     
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    Same. I had to start chewing gum while I play to stop it. True story.
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    I suspect it is because when tuning, you are listening intently, so you quiet your breathing.
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    Don’t be so hard on yourself, ya weirdo.
     
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    I can't hold my breathe...I'm holding my guitar...
     
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    we're sposed to tune our guitars?
     
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    Well I can't eat when I play, the food just sits there in my mouth.
     
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    I don't hold my breath but my brow definitely furrows.
    I'm concentrating so I'm mostly unaware of it at the time.

    But when I used to intonate guitars by ear, my forehead was always a little sore afterwards.
     
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    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    C’mon folks I’m sure you hold your breath and squint your eyes when tuning the high “E” thinking this suckers gonna break and take me out...:)
     
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    No, but I clench my jaw when I'm soloing if it's intense/difficult
     
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    All the cool kids are doing it. And even some of the un-cool kids.
     
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    tuning?
    Chit,... I'll be 30-40 seconds into a song before I realize I ain't breathing....gasp
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Well, it's pretty obvious that you don't. :D
     
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    I stick my tongue out just past my lips. probably concentrating too hard.
     
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    Well it's a lot less weird than holding your weapon whilst tuning your guitar. Don't ask me how I know that.
     
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    I pee a little.
     
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