When you pick up your axe, what is the first thing that comes out your fingers?

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  1. TwangToInfinity

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    i start at the beginning

     
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    Good question, I hadn’t given it much deliberate thought. I guess my tendency is to strum cowboy chords E then A to check the tuning. Then I bend all my strings a minor third bending toward the midline of the fretboard, to stretch the strings out and test their stability. Then I strum another E then A cowboy chord to verify if they are still in tune.
     
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    If it's "my axe" I play whatever it is I'm working on, or have had in my head lately.

    If it's someone else's guitar or one at a music store, etc in standard tuning I play my take on Bill Broonzy's Key to the Highway in E.
     
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    "A" minor scale followed by a Em chord
    Little blues lick
    Intro to "the weight" by the ba d
     
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    Something close to Mystery Train and details fast after leaving the station.
     
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    Open E. My favorite chord.
     
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    Fingerpicked C chord going into either fingerpicked Dm chord (if the tuning seems off) or Just Breathe or Under the Bridge.
     
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    Mostly the "Born Under A Bad Sign"-riff.
     
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    G C F chords.
     
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    A G chord including the d on the B string- usually a good indicator of tuning- well, to my ears.
    Then a test with an E chord.
     
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    Chords/voicings with open strings. Lots of sus and add9. Pretty obvious when those are out of tune
     
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    Well, I have this infected blister on my left ring finger. Still want to know what comes out when I play?!?
     
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    G or Em "cowboy" followed by D and Am barre chord to check tuning
     
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    a pentatonic lick that i want to get rid of :mad:.... or a D
     
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    What do I play when I first pick up a guitar?....I wish it was the intro to VH's Eruption, but it's usually just some minor blues pentatonic noodling.
     
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    It depends on which guitar I pick up....
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    Starting on the left - open G fallowed by singing “Look out, Mama, there's a white boat coming up the river“

    In the middle - The Needle And The Damage Done

    On the right - I usually run though the opening of - Eyes Of The World
     
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    Warm UP!!!!
    I have injured my self several times because of not doing that every time I want to play...
     
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    I cant say exactly what I'll play the second I pick up my guitar ( at home it's always an acoustic) but a Neil Young/Dead/Bob Dylan song WILL be played within 5 minutes, if not sooner!

    ( I know a lot of each that may never make it to my gigs, but get played constantly here...)
    * lately been on a Neil Young 'Tonight's the Night' album kick!
     
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    That's the way. That's why I posed the question. I've been purposely trying to go to something I've been working on, instead of what comes naturally or right at the finger memory type of things.
     
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    Yup. Keeps you reaching. Plus, sometimes things you've been thinking are hard suddenly become "just a lick".
     
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