Discussion in 'The Pub' started by T Dizz, Mar 6, 2015.
I've heard this one a few times:
"Do you play electric or acoustic guitar"?
got any doozies?
Seems like a good time to educate as opposed to mock. Which one do you play?
"Do you play rhythm or lead?"
"How do you remember where everything is?"
"Can you do stuff without looking?"
"Can you teach me lessons?" Probably my least favorite one.
I'll take "Things a Wife Might Say for 400"
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.
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.
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.
I can't speak for everybody, but that'd get old quick!
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...
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.
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...
They'll bring you back to earth really fast.
Really loud Drummer: Can you turn down?
That seems like a legitimate question.
"How do you know where to put your hands?"
"Do you need a different guitar, to play a different song?"
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.....
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)