#1
Think of it this way: When you first started playing an instrument (we'll use guitar as an example) how did you play it? Did you use a lot of hammer-ons? Do some sliding up and down the strings? Play fast or slow?

There are millions of people who play guitar, and yet have you noticed that everybody plays at least a little bit differently? Do you guys think personality is the reason for this? Or something else?
#3
personally i dont think your personality effects the way you play i think that the way you play is based on the type of music you like...i do think your attitude effects the way you play-like if your pissed off, or sad , or really hiper i think the way you play changes then.
#4
i would say it does... people seem to say im really intense and scary and i dont make a whole lot of sense when i say really complicated stuff that only makes sense to me..

my playing involves really hard picking and lots of dissonance.. and mostly improvisations after i have forgotten about structure.. it just becomes an extended rambling jazz solo'

theres a bit of a connection there it seems
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#5
I'd say personality has a big thing to say about how you play your instrument.

I guy in my class was a bit of a hippie, extremely open clumsy person. He could play a guitar, but when he was on stage you could see his personality shine thru. Hilarious to watch.
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#6
I'm with Ninja, though personality affects taste in music... Which affects how you play... So it may have an indirect influence
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I'm with Ninja, though personality affects taste in music... Which affects how you play... So it may have an indirect influence


I also think what you first play can affect it...
After I got out of the 'open chords and smoke on the water' phase, I started with what I was into at the time, which was A7X...and so that's affected my playing style...although not as much now.
#8
Yup.
I cant stand doin the same thing over and over and it made me realize that my drumming is very heavy on fills. Kinda like Mastodon's drummer i guess.
#11
Lazy people play like shit.

People who are focused generally* play amazingly.

*There are many exception
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#12
Depends how much of you you intend to put into your music.
The more you put in the better it is.
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#13
No, but mitosis does.
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No, but mitosis does.


How does mitosis have anything to do with this?
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