Morning guitar. Does anyone else spend any time playing in the morning?

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  1. hogrider16

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    Monday- Friday 8:00 to 9:00. Saturday and Sunday 9:00 to 10:00 if I don’t have a gig the night before.

    An hour concentrating on technique seems to set the day right for any playing I do after that.
     
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    Sometimes I have ice cream, beer, and play a little guitar in the morning...just to remind myself I'm an adult.;)

    EDIT : To be serious, in the mornings I am more likely to go fishing. If it's a nice day and I'm trout fishing I take a guitar with me. Salmon, lingcod, halibut, bass, or if I fly fish there's no time for it. Throwing out a worm or powerbait for a trout leaves plenty of time between strikes on most days.
     
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    Early morning is my usual, and generally most productive practice time.
     
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    a particular part of the day which is best avoided.
     
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    Listen, the future’s uncertain and the end is always near.

    do you fish from the shore or a boat? I’m a city boy, but have always enjoyed fishing. The beer...the solitude. My grandfather had a boat in Staten Island when I was a kid. He wasn’t much in our lives, but the handful of times he took us out on the boat left some good memories.
     
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    I have two boats, one for the lakes and one for the salt. My big boat needs engine work - there's ALWAYS something with a boat. I fish more from the shore since I broke my back a few years ago. Dealing with the boat and the rough ride is tough. On a calm day it's ok. The lake boat is too small for taking a guitar and I'm too busy steering & fishing. On my 23' Reinell I have a cuddy cabin and if it's just a pleasure cruise or waiting to pull crab or shrimp pots that's ok.

    Mostly I prefer my guitars to remain ashore. I fish a LOT. Especially salmon season. I too enjoy the beer and solitude, but I also enjoy the camaraderie of good friends. Shame your Grandpa couldn't have been a bigger part of your life - mine was my hero and taught me to fish. Him & Grandma bought me my first real drum set & first real guitar. I miss them, but I still have both my parents which is great!:D
     
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    Wow! Aside from the back part, it seems you’ve got it going on. I’m going to find a way to fish this summer. I’ve been trying to rally the family around a week in the mountains on a lake. A dock is all I need. I thoroughly enjoy trying for catfish at night as well.

    I’ve made amends with my grandfather not being around when I was younger. Like most people, he is flawed and don’t think he realized the way he affected others. He just turned 91 and is in a nursing home now...but I’ve spoken to him more in the past year than I have in my whole life prior.
     
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    I think it’s a great way to start a day.
     
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    If I'm home, I'm playing.
    If I'm working ,I ain't.
    If I'm working a empty house outta town I'm taking git breaks here & there.
     
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    The majority of my playing and recording is done between 6AM and 10-11AM. Sometimes play a bit in the early evening.
     
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    Ah, you’re actually a builder!

    must be fun try to test out the acoustics in empty houses.
     
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    When my left thumb allows it I play every morning while the wife cooks breakfast, she loves it.
     
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    Plug in 08:30 ish... disconnect 22:00 ish.... with pauses along the way... try to keep it civilized, no more late nights...
     
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    I just keep my strat in my lap during my 9 am meeting... one of the many perks of remote office work ;)
     
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    I broke in the speakers on my katana 100 at one house.
    Kept it set up in the basement apartment cranked.
    Sounded good upstairs but it hurt to walk through to the garage
     
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    I don't play in the morning, maybe on Sundays after 11am.
    I'm no good until I've had at least two cups of coffee.
     
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    Pretty much every weekend, with Super’s volume set to two (2).

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    I started exercising in the mornings recently. I play for about 15 minutes before going to work. When I come home 12 hours later, I sound better as a player than I would if I hadn't had a morning session at the guitar.
     
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