#1
What do YOU do to prepare for a good bout of playing/performing/practicing (if you differentiate in your prep. for the three)?

I take a good amount of time to refile my nails and make sure they are glossy smooth, otherwise, when I get snags and gross feelings from nail-string contact, I can't play very effectively
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#2
I pick up my guitar, plug it in, and start playing.
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#4
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I pick up the guitar, a plectrum and play, no more no less
#5
Well first I drink like 3 red bulls and then I go get my hair done followed my a full body massage. Then I get my guitar tuned by my personal bitch and I plug it in and play.


not really
#7
I er...

don't practice!

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#8
put on some shoes and scratch myself
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#9
I stick my head in a bucket of water so that my hair looks cool.
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#10
make sure my nails are of the appropriate length, warm-up, and make sure i don't have anything to take care of that might interrupt me.
#15
I pick the guitar up, pop in the lead, switch the amp on, and away I go.
#16
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I er...

don't practice!



Well ya play don't ya!?
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#17
I just copied and pasted part of a paper I wrote for my AP Comp class:

I grab the guitar that is lying on my couch, put my right arm through the strap and lay it on my left shoulder, tune up from lowest string to the highest twice to check if I’m right; plug in, and turn the amp on. While the amp is warming up, I determine how loud I want the overall “master” volume to be: in my room it’s usually at 5; then I decide how much “dirt” I want, and set it at 3. From there I mess with the equalization: bass at 9, middle at 8, and treble at 5. Then I choose my level of reverb, or echo. That’s usually around 5 or 6, so it sounds like I’m playing in the auditorium. When I’m done playing, I flip everything back down to 0: master volume first, then the “dirt” volume knob, then bass, middle, treble, and reverb; I turn my amp off, put my guitar pick on the amp, and lean my guitar against my couch next to my other guitars- if I was using my white guitar, it goes to the right of my red guitar. If I try to do any of this in any other order, I feel awkward and I tend to be grouchy for the rest of the day.

#18
I was promised tits and powder.

powder or gtfo.
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#19
I put the lotion on its skin...
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#20
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Well ya play don't ya!?



Lol, yaeh I do play and practise.


At the moment i'm working on these old jazz duets, Karl Cress and Eddie Lang things with my dad. They're great fun to play and clever wee things. So...I sit down and and read the music for them and play them and have fun till I get it right
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#22
165212 pushups, twice as many situps, 20 mile sprint, 100 mile jog, deflower 16 virgins, and smash 200 EVH Frankenstrats. All before breakfast.


Now you know why havn't picked up a guitar yet.
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#24
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I was promised tits and powder.

powder or gtfo.


Hai there!


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#25
that will do.
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your speaker is not broken in?

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#26
Lotion up my hands, make sure my guitar looks all nice and shiny, try to get that just got out of bed look... which usually i already have...

then go onstage. n00d.

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#27
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This has nothing to do with the powdering of tits. I am sad.



well, i put this crap on my strings to get rust off and make them feel nice and stuff, then i tune my guitar, then i plug in and turn my amp on, do some warm up excersises, and then proceed to do whatever it was i set out to do in the first place
#28
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This has nothing to do with the powdering of tits. I am sad.


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#29
I either just pick up and play or I go through some chromatic warm-ups and an E Phygrian scale.....
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#30
Masturbate furiously over each of the band members in turn.
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#32
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This has nothing to do with the powdering of tits. I am sad.


I don't think you'd really want me to powder my tits
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