Poll: What do you do unintentionally when playing challenging material?
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View poll results: What do you do unintentionally when playing challenging material?
Blink your eyes
1 1%
Stick out your tongue
24 18%
The eyebrow twitch
2 2%
The stare
31 23%
The neck twitch
4 3%
Lick your lips
13 10%
Wtf are you talking about kid, who does any of these things?
18 14%
Other
39 30%
Voters: 132.
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#1
What do you find yourself doing unconsciously when you're playing challenging material?

Personally I find myself opening my mouth and moving my jaw around on the hard parts. It looks really stupid (so I'm told) but I just can't seem to suppress it all of the time.
#2
I look up when I'm playing really fast and it starts to hurt...Most of them I got over though.
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Quote by NC777
What do you find yourself doing unconsciously when you're playing challenging material?

Personally I find myself opening my mouth and moving my jaw around on the hard parts. It looks really stupid (so I'm told) but I just can't seem to suppress it all of the time.


I used to do that a ton, but eventually when you cover the challenging stuff either it goes away, or you can focus more on making your mouth not move. Or, you could just say "Doodly doodly doo..." or something while playing, especially in solos. It looks pretty real when done on stage.
#5
i move my mouth and close my eyes, and get a stupid look on my face =/
oh and i bend backwards O_o
#7
my lips move and im not saying a word or anything its weird. i noticed it when i played in front of a mirror. my teacher grunts or curses really loud in spanish.
#8
When I play challenging songs, I tend to move my fingers really, really fast.
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#9
If you don't blink when you play then you could be in for some serious eye damage.


Seriously, blink.
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#10
my gf told me once that I make my "sex face" while playing concentrated.

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#11
I kinda stick my tounge out and move it in and out, kinda thing I also squint, I get a similar reaction to hard Guitar Hero songs; makes me look stupid!
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#12
Gotta be the tongue, I do it when i'm concentrating on ANYTHING
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#13
I open my mouth and count and switch from pick to fingers, damn i need a compressor my volume is so inconsistent
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#14
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If you don't blink when you play then you could be in for some serious eye damage.


Seriously, blink.


Haha ya, I didn't really think that one out before wording it eh? Why is it so hard to make a post that doesn't get at least one smart-ass remark on this forum lol?

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When I play challenging songs, I tend to move my fingers really, really fast.


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Haha ya, I didn't really think that one out before wording it eh? Why is it so hard to make a post that doesn't get at least one smart-ass remark on this forum lol?


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#17
I move my tounge from side to side in my mouth as fast as the fingers on my right hand go. It's really weird, but, whatever
#19
I turn girls on.

I try to stop... but... well, it's quite frankly impossible.
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#21
My mouth opens sometimes, or I grind my teeth too. Other times I bite the inside of my cheek for some reason. Not so much when I'm playing something hard, just when I get into the zone.
#24
I open my mouth and cross my jaw or grind my teeth. Its a really sexy look.
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#25
I tend to hunch waaaay over, so I've over the bass.
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#26
I tend to move my jaw back and forth sideways, anc click my teeth in rhythm to the song. It's very subtle, but it never fails.
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Quote by NC777
What do you find yourself doing unconsciously when you're playing challenging material?

Personally I find myself opening my mouth and moving my jaw around on the hard parts. It looks really stupid (so I'm told) but I just can't seem to suppress it all of the time.


same here im like what the f*k
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#29
I tend to bow my head more than normal (I also do it when I get into the music more), clench my teeth sometimes...bob my head some...Press my lips together pretty hard....I don't think I look that weird but it's noticeable...
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#30
What I do really varies from day to day. theres days where I kinda bob around and such, and sometimes I look like im glaring at something/someone but most of the time I kinda stick my tongue out. and if its something simple I'll dance around if im in a good enough mood.
#31
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Isn't this the same as the bass face thread from last week?


yep, pretty much a rip-off of my thread, but with a poll added to cover it up....ingenious!!!

haha, I still voted though

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#32
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#34
i usually just bite my lower lip, and have a weird ass expression on my face.
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#35
I make this face:


But seriously, if I'm trying something like the opening scales of Chromatic Fantasy, I've been told I make a very, very angry face. But, then again, I'm trying the opening scales of Chromatic Fantasy.
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#36
Im sorry Fitzy, but you look like such a redneck in that picture... Seriously it looks like someone opened the door to a trailer in Alabama after a Nascar race Earnhardt Jr. won.

Anyway I tend to put my lips in the inside of my mouth and lick my lips. It feels really cool after the songs over too.
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#37
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Im sorry Fitzy, but you look like such a redneck in that picture... Seriously it looks like someone opened the door to a trailer in Alabama after a Nascar race Earnhardt Jr. won.

Anyway I tend to put my lips in the inside of my mouth and lick my lips. It feels really cool after the songs over too.

It was taken at the Steelback Grand Prix, so I guess I am a redneck in that picture...
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#39
I tend to bite my jaws togeather really hard! and crampt up in the middle of the song. don't feel anything my hands/fingers but in my freaking JAW! so stupid...
#40
i tend to play a easy tune, like another one bites the dust, when i look at the music before playing.
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