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#1
I'm new to guitar and I was wondering if and how some of you guys are able to tell if somebody out in public or something plays an instrument.

Some that I know are:

Finger calluses and if they don't look at you like you're a freak if you say: "I broke the g string while I was fingering a minor" - Curtsey of this forum

Yours?
#2
It's usually whenever someone has long hair. But when they offer to sell me drugs, then I know for sure.
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#5
I normally see them doing something musical of the sort when i spot them, so its not hard to tell. Other than that i don't know if they are or not.
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#7
I don't, why would I need to or indeed care?
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#9
It's if we talk and I notice they're a bit slow in the head and always talk about music. Sometimes I can pick it up right away if I spot them playing an instrument. I don't know why, it's like I can read people like a book.
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#11
It's hard to tell sometimes. Their hair, clothing and manerisms may give an indication, other times you can tell by where they hang out - or you could talk to them.
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#12
*joke I was megabeaten to about they're playing an instrument*

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#13
Their general placement on the awesome scale.
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#14
As a Bartender, I always talk and /or ask about live shows recently attended, that uaually gets the ball rolling about music in general! Home towns, recent festivals! Always fodder for goood music conversation!!! A Bartender's View!!!
#15
I notice they tend to pay more attention to sounds and crap like that.
And of course then there are the ones that pretend to. Long story.
#16
If i see them air guitaring, and their fingers are in the correct position for a song that I know.
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#17
ask them for their UG username. works every time.
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#18
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ask them for their UG username. works every time.



I don't live in a populated enough area for this to work (yet). No one at my school is a UG'er that I know of.
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How do you notice calluses? You can't see mine.


Well that's why I was curious about better ways to tell.

"Game recognize game" But how?
#21
So you just stare at peoples fingers?

Also, I dont really have calluses but I've been playing for a year and a half, you cant tell.

I just ask them if they play an instrument.
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#22
Their fingers on their left hand are always moving while their right hand is holding an invisible pick.
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#23
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Their fingers on their left hand are always moving while their right hand is holding an invisible pick.


That'd be hilarious if somebody did that completely unconsciously.
#24
There's a secret code musicians use to recognise other musicians. You have to go up to someone you suspect to be a musician, grasp your Johnson in your left hand, salute with the right and say: "Do you think you could identify a genital wart?"

Try it sometime.
#25
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That'd be hilarious if somebody did that completely unconsciously.

i do that A LOT. i'll just be walking around, sometimes not even listening to music, but the tunes in my head prompt my right hand to just start picking away.
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#26
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That'd be hilarious if somebody did that completely unconsciously.

I do it a lot

I was doing it in class once and my teacher asked if my hand was moving involuntarily and whether I needed to go to the nurse
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#27
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They're annoyingly elitist about music.


This. and they usually hang out with other people who play instruments. the way you know they DONT is easier...when theyre playing "air guitar" and they look like theyre slapping their dong back and forth whilst squinting and going "denanananan daaaahhhhhh waaaoaahhhh"
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#28
Usually, I just freaking ask! I mean, really. Good old communication. It used to be that you couldn't even get on the damn interwebz and ask people. Why the hell not just ask? Ask friends, "Hey, do you know of any musicians?" "Does anybody around here play guitar?" Jeese! It's not even hard.
#29
I think people are taking this too seriously XD I was hoping for more jokes.


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Try it sometime.


What.
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There's a secret code musicians use to recognise other musicians. You have to go up to someone you suspect to be a musician, grasp your Johnson in your left hand, salute with the right and say: "Do you think you could identify a genital wart?"

Try it sometime.

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#31
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I think people are taking this too seriously XD I was hoping for more jokes.


but i joked =O and btw i forgot to mention. text that joke to your friends as follows "I broke a G-string fingering A minor" any and all musicians will respong with a lol and dam that sux. the non musicians will respond with a paedoooooo comment or something similar.
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#32
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I think people are taking this too seriously XD I was hoping for more jokes.


What.

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Buh dum tish!


Anyone who gets that joke is actually a musician. Just go around saying it. If you get a deadpanned "Whaa? Aree? You?...I don't even...", then they're not a musician. If you get either a slightly amused snort or a snarky response, they're a musician.
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#33
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That'd be hilarious if somebody did that completely unconsciously.


I do that, and sometimes it looks like I'm jerking off instead off picking
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#34
I just randomly shout "DM7" in public. If the fingers of their left hand immediately take their positions, they are worthy.
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#35
Quote by BananaMartyr
I think people are taking this too seriously XD I was hoping for more jokes.


What.

Oh yeah, it's legit. Try it.

EDIT:
Quote by the bartender
I just randomly shout "DM7" in public. If the fingers of their left hand immediately take their positions, they are worthy.


What's wrong with Gm7? I was just about to say how badass that chord is and you change it. I hope you die in a car crash.
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#36
A lot of musicians i have met seem to either be basically an encyclopedia on one specific genre, or like an absolutely massive range of music.
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#37
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Oh yeah, it's legit. Try it.

EDIT:

What's wrong with Gm7? I was just about to say how badass that chord is and you change it. I hope you die in a car crash.

I'm sorry , I actually agree with you that Gm7 is awesome
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#38
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I'm sorry , I actually agree with you that Gm7 is awesome


No, unless they finger a Bmaj7b5sus4 they are not worth my time.
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#39
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I'm sorry , I actually agree with you that Gm7 is awesome

No worries. You no longer have to die in a car crash.

Gm7 is probably the sexiest chord there is. Someone should make a thread about sexy chords.
#40
You can tell if they're a bass player because they're ultra suave, have a low Morgan Freemanesque voice, and impregnate all women within a 10m radius of them.


plus they have ridiculously big hands. I don't know why, they just do.
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