How Well Can You Play in a Totally Dark Room?

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I mean play lead along with a song. Just playing some chords is probably not too tough.
I did a backyard party a while ago, and wished I had brought along my own tiki torch.
I know we're supposed to be able to play without looking at the fretboard, but when changing positions, I need to look. Also for slide, I need to look.
Have you mastered blindfold playing?
 

eigentone

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Playing in the dark, while singing, while playing keys, or while in front of an audience. Yeah, it's not always as easy as guys like Prince made it look.
 

EADGBE

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I can play OK but not great in complete darkness. I need to see what I'm doing for best results.
 

veinbuster

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I play in the dark a fair bit. I find lead easier than frequent chord changes because with lead I only need the reference point of where I started.
 

CRBMoA

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When I first taught myself to play 35+ years ago, I made a choice to play in a room with no lights, so I wouldn't have to look.
 

Paleolith54

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I mean play lead along with a song. Just playing some chords is probably not too tough.
I did a backyard party a while ago, and wished I had brought along my own tiki torch.
I know we're supposed to be able to play without looking at the fretboard, but when changing positions, I need to look. Also for slide, I need to look.
Have you mastered blindfold playing?
Carlos Santana advised playing in a dark room as a way to learn to just let the music flow. I never really tried it.
 

edwarddavis

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Way different tone and vibe in a dark room
I personally like about 57 light candles when I perform plus or minus 5
 

bricel24

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I sometimes practice with the lights out with only some ambient lighting (small lamp or the LEDs on my pedals LOL) to challenge myself.
 

Guitarworks

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Well as long as I have my MOONGLOW inlays, it should be fine.

MoonGlow.jpg
 

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Yeah, our bassist has an Alembic with markers that light up. That's cheating though.
 




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