Gold Supporting Member
- Aug 5, 2005
- Reaction score
- Savannah, GA
I do not.Just wondering if any of you make guttural noises when you play as I apparently do.
A few years back a bandmate started recording rehearsals. One day he hands me some headphones: “You might want to listen to your background vocals on this track.” I’m grunting and moaning as I play a particularly brisk part. Bonhamish moans.
The last time I was in a studio with a different band, the engineer was sliding bars and at one point isolated me. I winced expecting to hear grunts, but there were none. Perhaps with the position of the mics it wasn’t as detectable, or maybe since the tune was more laid back I just wasn’t grunting. I’m pretty sure I do it when the BPMs are over 110.
I’ve never had anyone notice it in person when I’m playing/rehearsing, and I’ve had bandmates stand very close to me on stages, but then again it’s pretty loud in the engine room.
Anybody make sounds?
I constantly bite my tongue while playing. I was somewhat aware I did but not to what extent until two people in two separate audiences commented on it.Yeah, it's fairly frustrating for me - not the sounds but the fact that I tend to, for god knows what reason, keep my lungs full-ish and sort of hold my breath there when I'm playing.
I figured this out because sometimes i would hear myself squeaking, like someone's letting a little air out of a full balloon, and I'm like 'wtf am I doing that for??' and that's when I realized I'm holding in a deep-ish breath.
What sucks is I'll force myself to breath and then I'm not as rhythmically steady, so it seems like I've got to back up a bit and retrain myself and figure out why/where this habit came from so I can stop acting like I'm swimming underwater when I'm playing drums. Lol.
I do the frown thing when the phones come out. Just watch the show, people. Dance or something. Why watch the show through a tiny screen when you have the real thing right in front of you?!Not that I know of. When I'm gigging, I know I make a lot of frowns because I know I'm hacking along even though the positive crowd reaction tells me otherwise.
When I'm playing jazz, which is usually by myself at my house, I sing the bass lines in my head.....and sometimes out loud.....
Because of the social networks. You must show off, you must prove to everybody you are cool to get attention. That's pretty sad.I do the frown thing when the phones come out. Just watch the show, people. Dance or something. Why watch the show through a tiny screen when you have the real thing right in front of you?!