do you move?
do you move when you play guitar?
on the youtube videos I see, often, guitar players sitting on the bed in front of the computer.
it is very rare that I see standing or moving guitar players.
do you move?
when I sit I do move. my body rocks forward and back with my tempo. my foot bangs the floor when I get into it. I raise dust or something, because I always end up in a sneeeze fit.
when I stand, I generally keep time with my body. sorta like Neil Yopung does when he is jammin with his electric band, Crazy Horse. kind of like the guitar suddenly weighs a ton; I drop forward a bit. probably looks lame.
my main move or playing position occurs when I play rhythm; particulary reggae. my guitar slides over to my righ hip, my left arm crosses my body(the guitar head stock points forward mostly, and I get into the groove and chuck (that's the word for the strum).
so get up, stand up and tell me your move.
usually a head nod or sway. i dance around when standing.
This may sound retarded (in fact I've been PMed here recently and told I was . . . retarded) but there are certain songs I play that cause me to sneeze . . . Dust in the Wind . . . (no pun intended) for one.
I have this hypothesis . . .
that there's a series of acupuncture pressure points on the tips of my fingers that I'm "activating" . . . causing me to sneeze.
I thought I would just remove any doubt . . . to the person who PMed me . . . that I AM retarded.
It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.
When I start playing guitar, I notice that people tend to move away from me... does that count? :P
Yes, I like to move to the groove. 8)
"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge
I groove when I'm listening to music, playing music, thinking about music, agreeing with someone else's point, etc.
Actually, I think anyone who plays Stevie Wonder's Superstitious and doesn't groove while doing so should possibly go see a doctor. That said, I rarely make facial expressions (though I no doubt frown, I frown all the time it seems).
Ra Er Ga.
Ninjazz have SuperChops.
i tend to move towards the exit if we are going down badly, or the bar if it's going well :D
"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)
oh yeah...I don't make guitar faces. :lol:
yeah -- probably too much. usually tapping (or stomping) the beat plus sort of dancing to the various rhythms. I didn't realize how much I did this until my "bandmates" of years ago gave me a Snoopy shirt and let me in on the joke. I love a good groove.
-=tension & release=-
Yes, I like to move! Especially if I'm having fun with the song! I've been known to dance, jump, wiggle, tap, laugh and wriggle while playing, and I admit freely that I do tend to make guitar faces, but that's usually only when I'm really concentrating on what I'm playing.
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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"
I'm moving more as I get a little better at playing.
I started dead still and serious ("B7 chord coming up!").
Between playing more and trying to sing while playing, I've loosened up a bunch. It's mainly head and feet.
One odd thing: listening to music, I'll bob my head forward and back. When playing, it always moves side to side.
I generally move when standing up and playing....unless I'm playing a solo. Then i just look at the fretboard and stand still (while playing the solo!)
Oh I move . . . the bass player informed me that the butt wiggles have to stop, though. They get him laughing too hard to concentrate on what he's doing.
The girls so like that little fanny shake too . . .
Playing guitar and never playing for others is like studying medicine and never working in a clinic.
In fact, it was a clear indicator of progress. As a newbie I sat there frozen stiff with all the usual concentration, effort, worry and general tension of every description - as you do! :wink: Then, gradually, the foot started to manage a few modest little taps.... and so on.
I'm still just a tad off the full 'play behind the back while simultaneously break-dancing' routine, but in my own modest way I do have a bit of groove going now. Love it. :D
I once saw Tommy Emmanuel (who is a freakishly talented player) on an instructional video and he actually emphasized the crucial importance of feeling the rhythm right through the body. Tapping your feet was seen as a sort rock bottom basic minimum, and moving and shaking whatever you could manage was all a bonus...
That all depends upon whether or not my blood rises to what I'm doing. There's that "ho-hum" stuff...and then there's the stuff that put Ye Olde Deville into ya!
"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"