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This is David Grier giving a short video about musical  things to try.    He is a professional guitar player but I think if you can substitue here in your mind its some good info.   He is entertaining and thinking he would be a hoot in a workshop.  If you like this there are more over on their channel

I dont think this is about learning new tunes.   It to me is about playing something you are VERY familiar with in your head but dont play on an instrument to build new skill or get out of a rut.

This showed up in my youtube feed and thought Id pass along.  Really like his message he leaves with and how he ends it.  funny.

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@ABitRusty -

Oh, man - I do this a lot.  Falls under 'my' category of noodling.  

Mostly 60's - 80's popular/Rock ballads, TV & Movie themes I grew up with - but also folk stuff like Scarborough Fair, etc... and Xmas Carols!

Last one I did (couple weeks ago) was "Hey Jude". 

Definitely a GREAT idea for everyone!

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i think the objective he  was trying to give was to play a tune from memory and NOT to noodle around.🙂

just something someone may get something out of.

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This is such a fantastic video. I have highlighted it in the chat. Thanks, ABitRusty.

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ABitRusty said:

i think the objective he was trying to give was to play a tune from memory and NOT to noodle around.🙂

 

...guess I just don't have an accurate name for it.  My definition of noodling is pretty loose - anything not prima vista. 

I do it from memory, but the difference is my memory isn't perfect - it's more likely I'll play a good part of it I'm sure of hoping to remember the rest as I go. 

Anyway, liked the video.

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thanks mouse...just thinking this is something else to try, especially when starting.   Sometimes when trying to 'learn' new songs, pieces, tunes its difficult because theres so much going on.  With this the intent is that you already know the song so 1 of the problems is cut out.  No sight reading music or stuff like that. 

 

@elcbk i was just pointing out the difference.   yeah its probably a definition thing.

 for most noodling is a kind of a mindless random picking of notes with no end game.  especially on plectrum instruments.   it has a place and can be a creative type outlet when looking for new sounds or riffs.. but this had a different aim and i wanted to differentiate what i think he is getting at.  not that it needs me to do it. 

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@ABitRusty, This is excellent. I tried doing that, but then I had noticed that I forgot parts of the song over the years. Maybe, I should listen to a song, that I do know, just to refresh myself, and then do it? I think that if I can get myself to do it this way, I might have better luck, or a better understanding of why and what I am doing. For, me, and probably others, this might be a better way than a book, or book only? Like you said. it is not site reading or noodling. It is trying to match up a song you know by hearing it in your head, basically. 

If the topic does not pick up here, I will move it to learning, but I kind of like it here. It is a bit different and a "break" from the norm, at least for me. It fits this room, also, and might get lost with all the learning posts, which is what I want to dodge.

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ABitRusty said
@elcbk i was just pointing out the difference.   yeah its probably a definition thing.

 for most noodling is a kind of a mindless random picking of notes with no end game.  especially on plectrum instruments.   it has a place and can be a creative type outlet when looking for new sounds or riffs.. but this had a different aim and i wanted to differentiate what i think he is getting at.  not that it needs me to do it. 

🤔... never got back to you on this.  

My 'noodling' is just finding things on the violin, that I already hear in my head.  I don't have a better word for it.  Suggestions? 

I watched the video again. 

Think I have more of a problem with my mind switching to another tune, than my fingers! 🥴 

...tried "Pop Goes The Weasel" & even "Happy Birthday" (which I haven't played in any form for a year).  I still made TWO mistakes the 1st time thru! 😳  DARN THOSE HAPPY TUNES... guess my fingers AND ears only like minor keys & modes. 🤣

Not so sure I'll ever get to where I can plop a finger down in some random place on the fingerboard & be able to say what note it is, but if I can start playing just about any tune (I know) from that starting point... I'm happy if I just make a couple mistakes. 😊

Thanx for the video - GREAT exercise in listening to intervals!  🤗

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