Wow! What a coincidence!Rick Beauregard wrote: ↑Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:23 pmFunny, I just read on The Onion today that most exercise in America is done drunk. I'd hazard a guess that most or nearly all guitar playing is as well. That is if you don't count stuffy classical players. Someone should study that.
https://www.facebook.com/TheOnion/video ... 657814497/
I should have said I don't anymore. I have tried playing while "under the influence" a few times and it was terrible! Classical is just more difficult and I just can't do it without full faculties. And I was feeling like I was damaging my muscle memory by the sloppy playing. Maybe not, but I thought that. Not worth it for me. Nowadays I keep practice and drinking separate.
There was a study done back in the '60's. A group of students studied under the influence of some substance and were tested sober, and did poorly. A group of students studied under the influence of some substance and were tested under the influence and did well.Peskyendeavour wrote: ↑Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:58 pmI don't drink very often at all - that's why I'm a complete light weight.
Just come back from the pub therapy and somewhat tipsy...
Remembered on the forum somewhere folk were saying lets learn Sor Op 60 together... So I turned the page to Op 60. Starting from 1 - sight reading through them - having SO much fun!
3 is an all thumbs rest stroke masterpiece right? Half way through...
This is so much fun!
The real question is, is this the alcohol speaking and will it be as easy when I return to sobriety? or I'm just not noticing my mistakes or when drunk you are more relaxed so may actually play better?
Of course I'm not in a state to tell
Any of you do drunken guitar playing? This is my first time since last time was years ago before I started the guitar and become guitar craze...
Hope everyone is of age here and I'm not leading anyone astray, or going to be kicked off the forum for my once every several years of drunken post
Ah! I didn't know about testing how well one knows their pieces - so I was just randomly doing some sight reading and having a raw go at it playing each piece no more than twice or three times on the more difficult ones.