what do you play from

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what do you play from

#1 Post by eman213 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:14 pm

the heart or the mind.....some can do both but what do you feel is most dominate in your playing?

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#2 Post by SugarNips » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:39 am

It's an interesting question in itself. Which part of the brain do we consider the heart, and which part is for cold hard logic? The real heart is just a pump after all. It's weird how we all dissociate those two aspects of ourselves, but they are both in the same brain. It's like we have multiple personalities fighting for attention!

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#3 Post by ZeyerGTR » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:54 pm

Hopefully both? It's an interesting question. I probably play more from the mind when I'm out of my comfort zone and have to *think* more just to get something that sounds reasonable. If I'm playing something more comfortable I don't have to think as much and can play more from the heart.

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#4 Post by burnt out » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:58 pm

i dunno, from boredom i guess :roll:

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#5 Post by Jeries » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:38 am

i don't think i've ever played from the heart...

it always come from the mind

the hands the fingers- just do the brains work

i don't solo from scale boxes
it all comes from my head- and i execute it with hands/fingers

i just try to play what is in my head... like my hands are trying to get out whats stuck in there

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#6 Post by kyle am I » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:45 am

the melodies I hear come from the heart, whether they're dark or happy. But like Jeries said, when it comes to trying to pull them out its just brain work. Once it's out there, then the "heart" playing kicks in again and then it usually turns out fun to jam or solo on. I guess that's the basis of making a song, finding something fun from the heart, physically playing it until its easy enought to play it from the heart. Wow, that's confusing ;)
Jeries wrote:i don't think i've ever played from the heart...

it always come from the mind

the hands the fingers- just do the brains work

i don't solo from scale boxes
it all comes from my head- and i execute it with hands/fingers

i just try to play what is in my head... like my hands are trying to get out whats stuck in there

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#7 Post by Jeries » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:19 pm

if i were to play for you comfortably numb and solo over the outro from it
in front of 2 people... in front of 20,000 people

I would play it from the heart

but if its my own stuff something i'm composing/improving/playing its more 'work' than 'heart' and its all from the brain....

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