Bad habits you've developed from being a musician

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  1. Zeno

    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    So, let's hear 'em - any bad habits you may have that have come from being a musician.

    I know I only type using 6 fingers - the ones on my fretting hand, and my index and middle finger on my right hand - aka the only ones that get used while playing guitar, as I use my index and middle fingers for tapping stuff.

    What do you guys have going on?
     
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    jam3v wat

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    I feel justified playing air guitar. Everywhere. It really is a bad habit.
     
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    I tell people that I can move the fingers of my left hand much faster than they can. I gladly demonstrate this "ability" for them.

    I guess that's why I have no friends.
     
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    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    I hold my pick weird as shit. Like with the tip of my index finger. :nuts:
     
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    poopyalligator Dr.Poopyalligator

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    Sometimes when I am sitting down I tend to tap my fingers a lot on the table (in a solo playing motion), and it looks like I am a nervous meth addict lol.
     
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    I do that on my girlfriend's arm sometimes hahahahaha
     
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    ^same here. It creeps her out. I guess it must feel like many insects on your skin.
     
  8. avenger

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    Oh yes the classic girlfriend as a guitar happens far to often along with air guitaring mid conversation due to some solo or riff in background.

    Basiclly I am an air/girlfriend guitar master. They all say I have magical hands...
     
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    I do this while holding random items, using them as air guitar picks. I was kinda drunk one night and I was holding a very saucy chicken wing... Hilarity ensued.
     
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    Metal_Webb Needs more strings

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    That's how I hold mine hahaha. The "normal" way just feels strange to me.
     
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    My brother sometimes plays with his pinkie finger under the guitar neck!
     
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    A bad habit I've developed from playing guitar is practising so much that I don't have the time or energy to go out and find a girlfriend in the first place. :lol:

    Apart from that, I do a little bit of relatively subtle air guitar - just left hand, like when I'm walking around school or something, and I like to think it's not that noticeable but I have been picked up on it before. :D

    The more I write, the more I feel like I really am very, very weird.
     
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    I have a habit of just moving my left fingers in a playing sort of way, especially when I listen to something
     
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    Sometimes Ill stop paying attention to what someone saying and start riffing with my mouth beatbox style
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    I play epic slap air bass all the time at work and have a tendency to speed pic my pants.
     
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    When I do anything, women just always try to have sex with me.
     
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    tacotiklah I am Denko (´・ω・`)

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    I table-top drum everywhere. I like coming up with weird rhythms and beats, and then trying to riff on the guitar later using the beats I come up with. It's fun actually.

    I have a weird playing style where I hold the guitar at almost a 60 degree angle since I have messed up wrists. I admit it looks cool too, but it makes my picking go to hell due to the pick ending up not entirely perpendicular to the strings. I try to find a happy medium where my wrists are comfy and where my picking doesn't suffer too much.

    I also never actually sit down and practice a set regiment. I will riff and noodle a bit, and if I'm having trouble writing that day, I'll instead work on a few techniques that I'm having trouble with (like sweeping). Not always the most productive in terms of improving technique, but every so often I end up writing or playing something new that I couldn't play before. Those are the "practices" that are completely worth it. :)
     
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    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    All of this.

    There's only so much of me, ladies ;P
     
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    I sing guitar solos and melodies all the time--the ones that are singable anyway. I do it the same way most people sing lyrics that they like. I tend to sing solos I like.

    Drives my GF a little crazy.
     

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