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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Flyin' Brian, Feb 19, 2020.
No, just giving Jimi an excuse for his silly noodling.
The better the presentation, the more fun it is.
Yep, big diference between segue, instrumental intro, and noodling. Neither the Hornsby or Max Middleton bits are nooding, in my book; both sections are very much by design. For whatever my opinion on that's worth.
I think 'devil's advocate' perspectives are a healthy component of most meaningful discussions, and I'm all for 'em, generally. However, the intent of the OP is crystal clear, cut and dried, at least to me. Unless I'm just dreadfully clueless, he's not referencing anything of the sort resembling Bruce's or Max's piano sections above. To me, the intended meaning of annoying, needless, aimless noodling is quite clear, and, again, to me, there's not much here really to discuss or argue about. Any devil's advocate opinion here that is equating something like a by-design intro or segue, with the sort of annoying thing that the OP's intent addressed, is something that I personally am going to dismiss. At least for/from my own perspective. Aimless noodling that detracts from the spirit, vibe, and intended presentation of a performance sucks pond water. In my opinion.
No noodling. Hands must be inserted completely in tan pants between songs.
this happens in practice - supposed to be learning new songs, then someone starts to play something different or plays over us trying to listen to the song to learn it. I was guilty of this at times, but stopped doing it.
Wow, you're just more than happy to show the world your lack of reading comprehension.
(Uhhhhh, dude, can you dumb it down for me).
That's fine, just no noise between songs please.
My thinking is, "don't distract the audience." A distracted audience will drift. Stay focused on the songs and the setlist. The overall effect is more powerful if we follow those two precepts, I think.
Noodling is best done in the bedroom. Flopping around the fretboard aimlessly invites the audience to lose focus as well.
Absolutely. Any sounds made on stage should lead to continued audience interest and not just be distractionally narcissistic noise on the part of non-team players.
No matter what style I'm playing, or what solo/band configuration I'm onstage with, my aim is to entertain the audience. I can entertain myself in my bedroom.
Wait, that came out wrong.
You throw blackboard erasers in the bar?
It was. A half a century ago. And...uh...it was Jimi.
Depends who’s noodling... just sayin...
have a buddy that runs a band of rotating musicians. He has 1 rule - no noodling between songs. Do it once, fired for life. That thinned the herd quickly LOL
Someone noodling is unprofessional, but it also means you've got too much dead air between songs. Nothing kills momentum more than that
In my opinion, the only people who can get away with audible tuning are the rare folks with perfect pitch who can nail it with a strum and a quick turn or two of the tuning peg. There's a local guy I've seen a bunch over the years who is essentially a human TC Polytune and could tune up in about 5 seconds with a single strum. He gets a pass. The rest of you, use a darn pedal and mute it! lol
A slippery slope. Decorum must be observed!
Has anyone said "OK Boomer" yet?
I am surprised, to put it mildly, at the hatred for noodling. I enjoy it. I suppose it could be off-putting if done to excess or due to a more general lack of professionalism, but I will admit that professionalism to me does not mean pure, rehearsed showmanship. It can mean something more spontaneous or less polished. And while I haven't actually heard all that much of it, among the things I like about it is the chance to hear the guitar outside of the mix. Even if just for a moment, it can be thrilling to hear the guitar on its own.
To each his own.
Yes, situational awareness wins the day!