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Dec 11th, 2017 07:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's one guy's list of 11 things top musicians never (rarely?) do. All of these tips actually apply to life in general--what it means to be a responsible grownup and achieve success.

Every one of them is spot on. I've played with people that pay little attention to this stuff and make life hard for the rest of the players that take it seriously.

Unlike the popular belief about rock and roll--it *is* possible to take it seriously and still have a ton of fun.

The one thing that really burns me britches is #3 (noodling when the band is not playing). Even at jams, it drives me bonkers. Makes me think the player is not allowed to plug in at home or something. If it takes more than 10 seconds to set your dang volume and flip the amp to standby, you're noodling.

Gah! Save that crap for Guitar Center!

Mike, from The Art of Guitar channel.

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Dec 11th, 2017 07:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great post and I agree with all the comments.

** Can't stand noodling either!

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Dec 11th, 2017 08:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

All good points. And I admit I'm definitely guilty of the sin of noodling at practices.

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Dec 11th, 2017 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pay your dollar, larryguitar19 :o)

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Dec 12th, 2017 02:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

All common sense.

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Dec 12th, 2017 09:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I confess that I commit the noodling sin and WILL NOT REPENT! (;oD

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Dec 12th, 2017 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This really is about handling yourself as a reasonable and humble person.

If you're not already like this, good luck conducting yourself in a pro manner for a music gig. Jerks are jerks 360 - 24/7.

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Dec 12th, 2017 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good stuff! I quit a band because of an individual that thought rehearsal time was his time to practice a piece of music. I pride myself as being someone that shows up early prepared to play the gig.

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Dec 12th, 2017 12:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

it took me years to get our organ player to not noodle before we hit.
sometimes I'd call the first tune and he'd start noodling on it before we hit [um, you just kinda played it so I'll have to pick something else]

finally sunk in but it took a looong time.

didn't watch the video but did he mention not showing up dressed like a farmer?
previously mentioned organist [close friend btw] would show up in jeans and a flannel. I'd tell him to dress better and he'd say 'the people in the crowd aren't dressed up so...'

finally broke him of that habit too...



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Yes, Mike did mention being properly attired.

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Dec 12th, 2017 04:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I probably owe a dollar or two! ;)

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