Playing by yourself

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by telekaster1999, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. RhinestoneStrat

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    I always let my baby know that I'm her one-man band!




    But then again...:oops::(

     
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    I can play by myself and enjoy playing with others

    My preference is playing out bet I have no issue with playing in Madison Square Living Room

    I will admit that after a year of not playing very much I’m getting the itch again. I had a slight scratch last weekend playing at an outside jam.
     
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    You got my attention...how do you hot rod a D18?
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    I play solo acoustic everyday at home for a few hours.

    This really means:

    -seriously working on something ( maybe for a gig, or just discipline...

    playing a lot of songs or blues patterns I know, just to keep brain and hands busy
    ( this is what I do mostly)

    -or just holding it in my lap, not even playing it

    But the other half of my guitar-playing life is playing gigs as much as I can with some fun acoustic and electric groups ( every weekend at minimum, is what I shoot for)

    * but I need to do both - alone and gigs with others
     
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    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I am perfectly happy playing guitar by myself. I'd welcome anyone who wants to join in, but it's fine with me when no one does.

    Same thing with audiences. I would be happy to play for an audience of any size if anyone ever asked me, but nobody ever asks me.
     
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    My goal when starting on guitar was to play in a band. I have been doing that for 53 years. I have also spent hundreds and hundreds of hours playing by myself.
     
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    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    The wife and I are visiting Triple Creek RV music Park this weekend. Just got back to the RV after a jam session. The park's reason for existing is the people who show up for jam sessions. It's all acoustic-electric, this weekend is country, with other styles on different weekends. Since I do a solo act, I'm finding I rely on my backing tracks just a bit too much, since I can't use them in this setting. There's pressure to perform, but not so much from the other pickers, as from myself. Stripping away everything but the basics of me, my guitar and voice, while playing with others is a bit intimidating for me, but the other players are nonjudgmental, so it's fun and a little stretching for my playing. Gonna do it again tomorrow night.:)
     
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    Looper and a drum machine should solve your problem... That’s what I use when I feel the need... Solitary guitar works for me most of the time.
     
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    playing solo is like giving a speech and playing with others is like having a panel discussion.

    i think you have to have a really good reason to give a speech for it to be effective (at least me anyway).
     
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    I never realized how much I like that song “One” (and never knew who sang it). Love that funky guitar in the background. (I think it was guitar? What model is is? The camera didn’t get close enough). Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thank you for being honest about this.
    To honest I never play with others .
    I lived in a house with a fantastic guitar player, so go he could make player with lesser developed talents
    sound good. The other room mate could play he would try to get me to play with him but though I liked him a lot playing with another person involved these patterns you know intro verse chorus verse and it was boring trying to make it interesting It was like running laps or swimming laps zzzzzzzzzzz. sweeping down a long wide drive way, raking a football field , when do sitting meditation remain very still and hold the posture and watch my breath I don't get bored

    anyway I've been told that I'm an introvert, The character Cohle, played by McConaughey in True Detective really caught my attention. I liked his characters thinking, not so much what he thought but that he thought , he seemed to challenge Consensus reality
     
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    have you told him there would be beer?
     
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    Yep, me! I get bored and uninspired with myself. I prefer duets.
     
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    That funky guitar in the background is a Gibson SG with a Maestro Vibrola that has been played by many guitar heroes who have have purchased their SG's for done dirt cheap by the means of dirty deeds.:oops:

     
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    PM me...I have a banjo!:)

     
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    I don't mind not playing with other musicians what bothers me most is when I'm the only one hearing it.
     
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    I like that! I’m gonna steal it, adapt it to local conditions, and put it back out there like I just thought of it. I think this is how a lot of things work in the music-making racket.
     
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    I saw it! Very cool, thanks!
     
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    There's no chance of meeting up with anyone at the moment, due to present social restrictions, so I've got a Fender G-DEC and Line 6 Spider Jam to play along with. They're never late for rehearsals and they don't drink all my beer. :cool:
     
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