OT When did we start to sit down ...

encenc
edited November 2017 in Off-topic

.. making music ? If you sit at a desk when making dance music you're beats ain't funky enough :p seemingly, many electronic music artist sit down to work on a track. Granted, if you make long sequenced ambient pieces then it may be preferable... but dance tunes .. no excuse :D

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  • When I learnt organ and piano, I would always be sat down. But when I joined a band I would stand up to play keyboards. So for me it’s more “when did I start to stand up”!

  • All that counts is the end result.

  • Wonder if JB & the JBs sat at a desk when they were recording :o :D

  • @enc said:
    Wonder if JB & the JBs sat at a desk when they were recording :o :D

    The audience looked so static. How could they not boogie to James Brown!?

  • I always sat down during rehearsals or jams to play guitar and bass, and leaned ever so cooly against the wall while playing live.

  • Also, Prince did his vocals sitting down (!) in the engineer’s chair. He was funky enough.

  • I lay on the bed and make tunes soemtimes

  • John Lee Hooker asked what kind of fool would stand up to play- "Why make it harder on your self?"
    He was also flabbergasted that an interviewer was surprised that he did not sit around the house playing guitar- "Why in the hell would I do that? Man, that's what I do at work!"

  • edited November 2017

    I don't think most drummers would understand the nature of your question.

  • As a young rockandroller, I studiously did all of the Keef moves (quite well) When I began to sit down to play, a close friend was puzzled, and asked, "What is up with the Skunk Baxter trip?"
    I was amused.

  • edited November 2017

    I'm considering standing up, but working pedals is easier when sitting.

  • I learned from this teacher to up my stage presence behind my rig

  • @db909 said:
    I lay on the bed and make tunes soemtimes

    Most of my musc time is laying on the couch now. When I sit at a desk I get office flashbacks. :(

  • I started on trombone, so it was sitting for concert band and standing for marching band. Then I learned piano and it was sitting until I joined a rock band, which meant standing full time. When I started playing bass guitar for church, I was the only one standing, because I just thought it more proper LOL
    So I've been back n forth.

  • @AudioGus said:

    @db909 said:
    I lay on the bed and make tunes soemtimes

    Most of my musc time is laying on the couch now. When I sit at a desk I get office flashbacks. :(

    This!

  • Unless you’re standing up at your computer - and you might - explains why people sit to make music nowadays.

  • It's not holding this guy back at all

  • The seated drummer rocks the hardest in this one

  • i actually levitate and fly when i'm making music.
    wheeee!

  • Hemingway wrote standing up. Some kind of podium thing. The podium might be where it's at, for ios music making.

  • @Processaurus I do feel that I am more engaged when playing guitar while standing as opposed to sitting. Or laying down. A podium, or even a music stand would be good for playing an iPad live. But I never stand and play my iPad while holding it because I know I will drop it at some point.

  • @CracklePot said:

    Love that guy :lol:

  • @asnor He has a lot of other videos on Youtube. I thought he was kind of silly at first, but he is a totally badass, really amazing drummer. Not sure why he at this gig though. :)

  • @db909 said:
    I lay on the bed and make tunes soemtimes

  • But it is soooo inviting!

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