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  1. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just found this posted over at the Guild forum: "Never Play Acoustic Guitar for a Woman."

    I thought it went without saying. But someone said it.

    The folks at the Guild forum are divided on the question. But a Guild isn't a Tele. This might be a good place to settle it.
     
  2. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Friend of Leo's

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    I don't think I agree with that finding.
    My take on it is never pursue a woman that talks while you are playing.;)
     
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    I would not take advice from that person about anything. They seem kind of sad and discouraged and a little bitter. I have not, in my life, busted out the guitar with the intent of getting congress out of it... nor have i ever professed my love in song as a way to win over a partner, but, I think her attitude has probably led her to shopping in the battery aisle looking for a longer lasting D battery.
     
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    I witnessed a heartbroken friend play and sing a few songs at a function his recently separated wife was attending. It was cringeworthy and sad at the same time. I gave him a huge applause regardless trying to take the edge off things and give him some support in a tough situation. He didn't win her back but I still don't agree with that article.
     
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    I totally agree in the context the point is made. When a woman is in the mood, there is no, “wait, let me sing you a song, or make you an omelet, or hey let’s play some Parcheesi”. No when she is in the mood, it’s time to get busy. Dig?
     
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    Innocent literary license to exaggerate for humor. I think she's right about the private one-on-one performer. Never saw that do much. I have seen the opposite occur with bands or performers that have the crowd captivated.
     
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  7. Charlie Bernstein

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    Talking? Sounds more like she was biting her tongue!
     
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  8. Charlie Bernstein

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    The title says never - not just before sex. Not any time. Makes sense. My iron rule: Don't pick up a guitar unless you're asked to - at least twice!

    My ego's big, but it's not that big!
     
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    What? That's why I learned to play guitar in the first place. Chicks!
     
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    It's a loaded question because if there is a guitar around I am going to want to play it even if for a short noodle. I wouldn't play just to impress a chick though. There is a difference.
     
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    'Zackly!

    If you're a guy, turn it around. What if you've just thrown your pants across the room, you're rocking a Sequioa woody, and your date says, "Nice one, honey! Now hold that pose just a sec while I play you 'Angel From Montgomery' and a couple of Joni Mitchell tune I just learned."

    How great a date is that?
     
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  12. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yep. There's a time and place for everything. A friend of mine was telling me about a Dead show she'd just been to, and she said, "When Bob sang 'Estimated Prophet' I nearly slid off my seat."
     
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    It's good to have your priorities straight!
     
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    When I first started meeting my other half at music nights, before we were together, I used to play Need Your Love So Bad or You Do Something To Me for her. With a band, never solo.

    She seemed to like my musical stalking and we're still together 15yrs on.
     
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    I play guitar.
    She's eventually going to see me do it.
    Was never a first date thing, although I dated a girl who saw me at a gig.
    That count?
     
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    Haaa, @getbent , you have a great way of saying things ... and can get away with it. Love your posts to no end.
     
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  18. Charlie Bernstein

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    No, that doesn't count. That was play, not foreplay!
     
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    I have a song I wrote. I don't play it often because things happen when I play it. The first time I played it in public a female reporter for a college newspaper started asking me my opinion on nudity.

    Another time I played it at an open mic where two female friends were also performing. I gave them a ride home. "Jane" was going to stay at "Mary's" house, but when we got to "Mary's" house, "Jane" turned to her and said, "I'll see you later. I'm going home with Paul." I had no idea, but I didn't object.

    So my experience says, if you play the right song at the right time, you might get lucky.

    YMMV
     
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    ummm, what IS your opinion on nudity?
     
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