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Do you play "air" bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by slickhare, May 22, 2005.

Do you play "air" bass?

Poll closed May 27, 2005.
  1. yes

    49 vote(s)
  2. nope

    13 vote(s)
  1. slickhare


    Feb 2, 2005
    when you're alone...do you crank up the volume (bass) on your favorite song that you don't necessarily know how to play...and just play an imaginary bass to your heart's content? i personally have... not cuz i'm a poser...just cuz it's pretty fun to do
  2. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I don't really play air bass, I just move my right hand to the beat of the song.
  3. Syeknom


    Oct 17, 2004
    Leuven, Belgium
    I'm very guilty =/
  4. That makes two of us.
  5. I am very very very guilty. I dont play to a song. I play 'air' bass when Im just hanging out. I'm constantly moving my hands like Im pklaying a bass. My right hand is plucking,m and my left is moving like im going up and down the fretboard. Everyone always calls me crazy. Sometimes I REALLY get into it. I sometimes act like im on stage :ninja:
  6. slickhare


    Feb 2, 2005
    ya i'm always "air" slapping my thigh and/or assorted furniture. people always ask me what i'm doing, other bassists always give my an understanding nod ;)
  7. gforce


    Apr 30, 2005
    It's not really the air but,As I am driving around in the old auto the stearing wheel becomes a fret board and the high side of the finger seperators become strings to land upon.Seem's to keep me entertained and other motorists wondering just what type of juice Ive ingested
  8. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Absolutely. I do it when im out on the town, having a dance. Bit of air bass along with Muse/Pulp or something like that. I do it when im at home too. Its great - very relaxing :)!
  9. It's not even when I am alone... If I am bored waiting for something or on the bus, I will either play air bass to the music (right hand) or to the music (read as: voices) in my head.

    ... discreetly though
  10. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004
  11. I don't think i could survive work without a good tune in my head and me banging and air playing lol. Its better then the drummer i also work with banging on things and head banging at the same time.
  12. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I do it all the time too. I was reading some theory stuff while waiting in the car yesterday and was doing air-DB (practicing scales and vibrato ;)). Got a funny look from the guy in the car ahead of me, I'm sure.
  13. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    I use the leather covered shifter knob in my car to pluck out the rhythms of whatever song I'm listening to.
  14. Favorite air bass tracks are 'Force Ten' and 'Open Secrets' -- Rush
  15. Same.
  16. I always slap on my thigh and on furniture too. During church today, I sat on the end, and slapped the crap out of the pew arm rest :D
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I'm often practicing finger stamina, when I'm walking, on my pants...

    wow that sounded dirty...
  18. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    I usually do it in the car when listening to something I like. :bassist:
  19. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I play air bass but I drum with my palms or fingertips on table tops and/or my leg more often than I play air bass.
  20. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Air Bass and Air Drums (I definately of all things can not get the hang or rhythems on guitar)

    Only way to pass time in school when I'm bored...or going through halls...or just about anything. Singing + Air Bass = funny looks from other people :D

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