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Ben Higgins
post Nov 14 2012, 10:59 AM
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What should a guitarist NOT do ??

Be careless with knives.

In fact, I don't think this guitarist should be allowed to make their own sandwiches.

Yes, I mean me smile.gif

I was using a bread knife to slice open a crusty bread roll for breakfast. I was holding the bread roll in my left hand as you do. I went right through the roll and into my hand - duh ! tongue.gif

Thankfully it was only my palm and not a finger.. but still, not the kind of thing you want to do if playing the guitar is your main thing in life !

Only I bring you these kinds of posts... enjoy my clumsiness and use it to feel better about yourselves !! laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Nov 14 2012, 11:07 AM
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He should also NOT let other band members close the car door over their finger, before a concert.
Fortunately I was fast enough so it only caught the tip of my finger and lucky enough to be my left hand thumb. smile.gif


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post Nov 14 2012, 11:11 AM
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Guitarist should play guitar.

Only.

Period.
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post Nov 14 2012, 11:19 AM
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Not to go ice skating before a concert smile.gif


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post Nov 14 2012, 11:33 AM
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They shouldn't be careless when working with screwdrivers!
I put a screwdriver through my hand one time. Let me tell you it didnt tickle mellow.gif
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post Nov 14 2012, 11:48 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 14 2012, 10:59 AM) *
What should a guitarist NOT do ??

Be careless with knives.

In fact, I don't think this guitarist should be allowed to make their own sandwiches.

Yes, I mean me smile.gif

I was using a bread knife to slice open a crusty bread roll for breakfast. I was holding the bread roll in my left hand as you do. I went right through the roll and into my hand - duh ! tongue.gif

Thankfully it was only my palm and not a finger.. but still, not the kind of thing you want to do if playing the guitar is your main thing in life !

Only I bring you these kinds of posts... enjoy my clumsiness and use it to feel better about yourselves !! laugh.gif laugh.gif

put the bread down ------and back away -----slowly(without the knife in your hand )
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post Nov 14 2012, 12:38 PM
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Break his hand...I finally had my cast removed yesterday after 5 weeks. Now I need another two of rehab to recover all mobility!

Sorry to hear about your injury! sad.gif


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post Nov 14 2012, 12:44 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Nov 14 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Break his hand...I finally had my cast removed yesterday after 5 weeks. Now I need another two of rehab to recover all mobility!

Sorry to hear about your injury! sad.gif


Definitely not break his hand.. sorry to hear about his man..


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post Nov 14 2012, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 14 2012, 09:59 AM) *
What should a guitarist NOT do ??

Be careless with knives.

In fact, I don't think this guitarist should be allowed to make their own sandwiches.

Yes, I mean me smile.gif

I was using a bread knife to slice open a crusty bread roll for breakfast. I was holding the bread roll in my left hand as you do. I went right through the roll and into my hand - duh ! tongue.gif

Thankfully it was only my palm and not a finger.. but still, not the kind of thing you want to do if playing the guitar is your main thing in life !

Only I bring you these kinds of posts... enjoy my clumsiness and use it to feel better about yourselves !! laugh.gif laugh.gif


There are other options...

Armless Guitarist




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post Nov 14 2012, 02:51 PM
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Oh! Fortunately your finger are ok Ben! I prefer to avoid playing soccer since I know friends that should stop playing, or walking because of a bad fault.. sad.gif



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post Nov 14 2012, 04:10 PM
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Sounds like we all have things we shouldn't do ! biggrin.gif


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post Nov 15 2012, 02:50 AM
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It seems I'm on the right way =D

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post Nov 15 2012, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE (Christophe @ Nov 15 2012, 01:50 AM) *
It seems I'm on the right way =D

No girlfriend
Living in my parents' house
No job
My own room with good stuff
Free of all charges
Mother cooking for me

I'll be the next Guitar Hero dudes ! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Nov 16 2012, 01:54 AM
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post Nov 16 2012, 04:32 AM
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Dance around your guitar and accidentally kick it making it fall and break the neck in half......I'm just glad it wasn't me or my guitar, but this happened to my sister and I was there to see this happen...lol

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post Nov 16 2012, 09:47 AM
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QUOTE (Christophe @ Nov 15 2012, 01:50 AM) *
No girlfriend
Living in my parents' house
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Free of all charges
Mother cooking for me

all of that sounds fantastic biggrin.gif

Last year I closed the car door on my finger and had to open the door to get my finger out..... then walk calmly into the house pretending I wasnt in the most pain id ever felt.


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post Nov 16 2012, 10:53 AM
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QUOTE (Patrik Berg @ Nov 16 2012, 12:54 AM) *
play drums tongue.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

And vice versa ! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Grace @ Nov 16 2012, 03:32 AM) *
Dance around your guitar and accidentally kick it making it fall and break the neck in half......I'm just glad it wasn't me or my guitar, but this happened to my sister and I was there to see this happen...lol


Ooooooh No !! ohmy.gif

Talk about an awkward moment !! rolleyes.gif

QUOTE (bleez @ Nov 16 2012, 08:47 AM) *
Last year I closed the car door on my finger and had to open the door to get my finger out..... then walk calmly into the house pretending I wasnt in the most pain id ever felt.


That hurt just reading it !


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post Nov 16 2012, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Nov 14 2012, 10:19 AM) *
Not to go ice skating before a concert smile.gif


UGGGHH! I had a VERY bad dream about that ... I was falling on the ice rink and a little girl came running with her skates and sliced my left hand fingers off with the skate blade... sad.gif

QUOTE (Grace @ Nov 16 2012, 03:32 AM) *
Dance around your guitar and accidentally kick it making it fall and break the neck in half......I'm just glad it wasn't me or my guitar, but this happened to my sister and I was there to see this happen...lol


Uh oh, nasty one smile.gif


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post Nov 16 2012, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 16 2012, 10:53 AM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

And vice versa ! biggrin.gif


Tell that to someone like Dave Grohl.




....washing a knife by hand, and banging it into your finger is bad too. Ten years later I still have a scar

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post Nov 16 2012, 03:15 PM
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Well, there's this unsheathing action in Iaido/ Batto Jutsu, in which you push the tsuba (the sword's guard) with your thumb in order to have a fast unsheathing of the sword.

Thing is that, a lot of folks hold their thumb parallel and above the blade which is a very silly thing to do, especially if you are a beginner - results? Instant cut on the inside of your thumb. The correct approach, is based on holding your thumb on the right side of the tsuba and blade, so when you push the tsuba and draw, the blade goes out of the saya (scabbard) right between your thumb and the rest of your fingers.

I just learned this thing a few weeks ago and I'm always careful when practicing even with the bokken (wooden sword) as everything you learn will stay with you when you use a real blade (shinken) and presto, your thumb could be gravely damaged, out of sheer carelessness!


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