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Is playing music an escape for you?

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  • Is playing music an escape for you?

    I guess humans need some form of "escape" in life, being books, television shows, sports, movies, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex,  the imagination, etc.


    Do you ever find yourself playing music as an escape mechanism?

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  • #2
    Yes! It's why I play.

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    • Freeman Keller
      Freeman Keller commented
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      koiwoi wrote:
      Yes! It's why I play.

      Ditto


    • GW348
      GW348 commented
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      koiwoi wrote:
      Yes! It's why I play.

      Exactly.

       PS: Welcome to your 100th post.  You are officially a real human bean.


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    No. It's the primary thing for me. The rest of my life is what I do in order to support the music :heart:

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    She's the lady of the light
    Yellow incandescent night
    Tiger eyes burning bright
    In the understory
    I can't see the forest
    For the branches and the leaves
    But I believe
    I do believe
    by me:

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    "Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."
    Charlie Parker

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    • lz4005
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      I do not understand you guys.

      Playing music is fun and makes me money. 


  • #4

    It can definitely help to escape from problems when you are completely immersed in the music you are playing.  If you are really focused on what you're playing then you're not thinking.  Your emotions will often come out in your playing too which I find will release energy if I have too much or build it if I am lacking.  Nothing knew here I know.

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    • #5

      Yes.  I sort of go into a trance when I'm playing.  I can hear and comprehend what others are saying to me, but I can't respond.  This has been a contributing factor to the demise of my first two marriages.  My current wife claims to enjoy my mindless noodling, and thinks I'm a really good player.  Please don't tell her otherwise.

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      • Peter Doubt
        Peter Doubt commented
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        stormin1155 wrote:

        Yes.  I sort of go into a trance when I'm playing.  I can hear and comprehend what others are saying to me, but I can't respond.  This has been a contributing factor to the demise of my first two marriages.  My current wife claims to enjoy my mindless noodling, and thinks I'm a really good player.  Please don't tell her otherwise.


        My lips are sealed.


    • #6
      I was playing an outdoor gig in Raleigh at sundown last night, cruising through some tunes, heading to my mega-solo, all of a sudden I see a HUGE bird looking thing fly across the audience, maybe 20-25 feet in front of the stage and about 7 or 8 feet off the ground. When I say it flew over, I mean it darted... Like a bird of prey. The first thing that caught my immediate attention was the fact it had an enormous pointed beak, with a pointed top of its head. My eyes followed the body down and I noted that the wingspan was probably about 5-6 feet wide. Kind of bony wing structure ending in points (almost like sails) with what looked like small claws in the middle. Bat-like in a way. Couldn
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      • thewthrman
        thewthrman commented
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        Riding a motorcycle is more of an escape for me.  Mentally and physically.  But music is more often the itch I can't scratch.  When I am doing other things, I am thinking about it.  I am going over some tunes I play and thinking about how to slightly tweak them to make them better.  I totally enjoy when I near my goal, but I don't seem to reach it.  Much of the time, having done it is much better than the doing it part. 

        I record alot of small gigs and rehearsals and listen to the results.  I try to hack away all the bad parts until i am left with something smooth and shiny.  I don't like listening to other people's music that is smooth and shiny, but for some reason that is what I am striving for.

         


      • stormin1155
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        PerfectTommy wrote:
        I was playing an outdoor gig in Raleigh at sundown last night, cruising through some tunes, heading to my mega-solo, all of a sudden I see a HUGE bird looking thing fly across the audience, maybe 20-25 feet in front of the stage and about 7 or 8 feet off the ground. When I say it flew over, I mean it darted... Like a bird of prey. The first thing that caught my immediate attention was the fact it had an enormous pointed beak, with a pointed top of its head. My eyes followed the body down and I noted that the wingspan was probably about 5-6 feet wide. Kind of bony wing structure ending in points (almost like sails) with what looked like small claws in the middle. Bat-like in a way. Couldn

    • #7

      Yes, playing music is definitely an escape for me. Almost everyday I play my guitar because it is very relaxing and I can get my feelings out through the music. It clears my mind and helps me to let go of the everyday stress. I honestly don't know what I would do without my guitar. The feeling I get when playing my guitar is amazing. It is truly my passion and it helps me to get through the difficult times in life. 

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      • guildf47
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        It is absolutely an escape for me.  I can get lost in my playing and get away from the pressures and demands of real life. I have my guitars in a couple different rooms so I can pick up and play if even for 5 minutes.



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