Questions that non-guitars players ask us

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by T Dizz, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. T Dizz

    T Dizz Member

    Messages:
    16,926
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Location:
    Erotic City MN
    I've heard this one a few times:
    "Do you play electric or acoustic guitar"?

    got any doozies?
     
  2. NormH3

    NormH3 Member

    Messages:
    437
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Location:
    Delaware
    Seems like a good time to educate as opposed to mock. Which one do you play?
     
  3. Stike

    Stike Member

    Messages:
    12,336
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    "Do you play rhythm or lead?"
     
  4. T Dizz

    T Dizz Member

    Messages:
    16,926
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Location:
    Erotic City MN
    both! :)
     
  5. SupremeDalek

    SupremeDalek Member

    Messages:
    384
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Location:
    Skaro
    "How do you remember where everything is?"

    "Can you do stuff without looking?"
     
  6. TheClev

    TheClev As seen on TV

    Messages:
    4,657
    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Location:
    O-H-I-O
    "Can you teach me lessons?" Probably my least favorite one.
     
  7. T Dizz

    T Dizz Member

    Messages:
    16,926
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Location:
    Erotic City MN
    I'll take "Things a Wife Might Say for 400"
     
  8. TheoDog

    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    18,456
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Location:
    Bethany, OK
    In my parts, rhythm is how singers refer to acoustic players; lead equals electric.

    My wife plays guitar but still asks why I need more than one. :argue
     
  9. Madison

    Madison Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,731
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    A lady I know showed up at my last gig and took a picture with us. The next day I saw it on facebook, and the caption read: Hanging out with xxxx he is such a great base player! I actually play the gitar.
     
  10. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,339
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Location:
    On top a mountain of Chocolate Chips
    Had this comment after a gig, "Wow that was really great, are you the bass player?" I'm the main lead guitar player and usually take a solo every single tune.
     
  11. Tylenol Jones

    Tylenol Jones Member

    Messages:
    2,373
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    I can't speak for everybody, but that'd get old quick!
     
  12. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,339
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Location:
    On top a mountain of Chocolate Chips
    The tunes are quite different, not like blues in B flat all day.

    I do know what you mean though, it makes it a challenge, so I think of all these things for solos, arpegiated chord things, solos with thirds, solos with octaves, clean solos, distorted solos, horn line type things, etc...
     
  13. Campfired

    Campfired Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,679
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    Nutmeg State
    An original:

    Woman in a bar:

    "Excuse me, I'm passing through, and I'm lost. Do you know the way to San José?"

    Double-takes through the entire band.
     
  14. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,685
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Location:
    ohio
    trust me .. no one is paying attention to solos except for a couple guys in the audience who are guitar players or want to be guitar players....

    I've had girls come up to me after gigs or later in the week if I see them at work or ect.... same thing " you play bass , right?" um, I'm the the guitar player in a trio.. lol....

    its fun stuff... gotta laugh it off...
     
  15. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    22,337
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Location:
    N.C.
    They'll bring you back to earth really fast.
     
  16. zestystrat

    zestystrat Member

    Messages:
    2,489
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Really loud Drummer: Can you turn down?
     
  17. steveRB

    steveRB Member

    Messages:
    673
    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    That seems like a legitimate question.
     
  18. Johnny Moondog

    Johnny Moondog Member

    Messages:
    2,498
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2015
    Location:
    Eastern Canada
    "How do you know where to put your hands?"

    "Do you need a different guitar, to play a different song?"
     
  19. mikebat

    mikebat Member

    Messages:
    7,905
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Location:
    It's cold outside.
    I get this a lot from my sisters in law.....

    Let's say there is a video of Steve Lukather blowing through a tune with Larry Carlton. My sister in law will say, "you can do that, no problem."

    When I say, humbly, "there is no way I could do that, he is far over my head both in pure technique and in knowledge of playing through the changes and grace notes."

    She will reply "no way, you are just too shy to say you are better than him."

    Yeah.....that must be it..... ;)
     
  20. RhytmEarl

    RhytmEarl Member

    Messages:
    10,128
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Location:
    Calgary
    Hey I hear you bought a guitar, is it a lead guitar or a rhythm guitar?

    (Actual question asked me in my 10th grade shop class)
     

Share This Page