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What's worse than guitar noodling between songs at rehearsal?

Discussion in 'Band Wagon' started by -Hawk-, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    I'm guilty too, but I think drummers became drummers from noodling, so it is in their DNA and not going to change.

  2. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA

  3. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Friend of Leo's

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    I greatly dislike noodling between songs when others are trying to discuss things. That said, I have been guilty of playing parts to the next song before it gets started. Though I always turn down.

    I have used stage volume and simple playing to get the last guy back up on stage--signalling it's time to get started again.

  4. guitarsgreat101

    guitarsgreat101 TDPRI Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    Worcester, UK
    People taking ages to tune up must be up there with noodling as well... It becomes extremely infuriating...
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  5. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    What about singers noodling?

  6. rollorock

    rollorock TDPRI Member

    Feb 15, 2018
    Haigerloch, Black Forest
    ...our other guitarist usually watches an episode of the Simpsons after every song...
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  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Tele-Holic

    Jun 27, 2016
    Nothing is worse, drums, guitar, whatever. It irritates me to no end that I and another member of the band have made it clear to the guilty party that it is a problem, and he still does it. I think I'm gonna have to beat him with my tele.

  8. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    That would be an issue if they ever actually came to rehearsal.
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  9. twobuckchuck

    twobuckchuck Tele-Meister

    Oct 21, 2015
    Being late or not showing up.

    Not knowing the song that everyone else prepared for.

    Not having a good attitude.

    Not able to take or give criticism without it being personal.

    Getting sloppy drunk or stoned.

    Just being a general a-hole.

    ... I’ll take noodling over that stuff any day of the week.

  10. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I guess he's just taking the term "practice session" a little too literally.....he needs to get his personal practice done BEFORE he comes to band practice. This often happens when people don't learn a song PRIOR to coming to rehearsal.

  11. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    We had a singer who used to be the first to pack his gear, while we were still practicing or about to end. Actually had his own microphone and cable.

  12. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    I shouldn't give her a hard time. She's far more talented than I am and actually has her own stuff too.

  13. sax4blues

    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

    Apr 14, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    My assumption about noodling/doodling is this:

    People who grew up in organized music (school band, drum corp, etc...), don't do it.

    People who grew up without organized group structure, do it.

    I grew up in the organized world and noodling/doodling is like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. Makes my skin crawl.
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  14. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    For a long time I would have said "bass noodler"

    then I might a drum noodler.

    it does NOT get any worse than a drum noodler.
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  15. 2pointmandolin

    2pointmandolin Tele-Meister

    Jan 20, 2009
    central Florida
    Noodling at a guitar camp group lesson. It wastes the teachers time and the others in the class.

  16. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

    Jan 14, 2013
    DC Burbs
    Since I'm an amateur that plays with other amateurs, what I don't really mind is sort of a "tempo" or "riff check" type thing right before the actual song starts just to make sure that we know what we're doing once the song starts. Ideally people come prepared, but I have played with folks that need a little "check" before launch into it (on stage it's too late for that). When you only get together once a week or so and run through the songs only once or twice, it's nice. Sometimes a quick run before the second pass especially if something isn't working.

    But, for crying out loud...not when people are talking!!!!!
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  17. jimbo735

    jimbo735 Tele-Holic

    Sep 19, 2011
    Noodling during the songs kills it for me!:D

  18. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.

    Always Accordion...

  19. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Certain uncertainty
    No noise at all because nobody showed up haha

  20. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA

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