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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 11:18am PT
my wittle warm up vid.




so being crappy does indeed negate the climbing fingers...
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
May 14, 2013 - 11:32am PT
As a drummer, the effects have been 100% positive at least as far as I can tell. Increased grip strength has given me the ability to play cleaner for longer, and it has increased the tempo at which I can comfortably and reliably crank out crisp notes.

I also think that I have experienced a greater degree of "motor planning", to know what I am going to play a few bars/beats ahead of it actually happening. Definitely a result of climbing. I've been able to let myself conceive of (and pull off) more complex, oddly timed fills. Which feels a lot like grabbing the right hold in the right way at the right time. Just like, "ok here it comes, I'm gonna GET IT!" Working through the awkward/complex stuff becomes more manageable.

I'd say, for a drummer at least, it's all good!
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 14, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
When I was climbing tons years ago I was also playing a lot of guitar too. I used medium strings on my Alvarez and did a lot of funky detuning. I doubt I could smash the strings down now. Currently I noodle around on my 3/4 Ibanez (fits my hands better) and may try the Ani Difranco method of taping press-on nails on my fingers since I will never have nails. I used to sand my callouses too. Playing the piano with callouses sucked, it just felt weird.

Open Mic! Good idea.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 14, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
I don't know for sure but I doubt a serious full time professional musician would take those kinds of chances with their fingers.....? heck I have heard that some of those guys have insurance polocys on their hands...
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
May 14, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Dirtineye seemed to do OK.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=938315&tn=32
Chim-Chim

climber
May 14, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
I heard the strongest fingers belong to fret hands of cello players... off the charts!
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
May 14, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Where did you hear that cellos had frets?
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
May 14, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Dirtineye seemed to do OK.



Thanks for that remembrance...

Dirt was world class. I kept in touch with his mother and best friend after his sad finish

Fortunate to acquire some of his recordings and performances
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
May 14, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
I never got to meet the man but I enjoyed his spirit. And he was an amazingly gifted musician. I think about him from time to time and would love to hear some of his recordings...
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
May 14, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Hey Ron, what are all those blue ribbons for?

Thanks for sharing the vid, made me feel more comfortable to share mine. This was a fun night for me:


My part kicks in more at 1:16 or 1:24. At one point I biffed it a bit with the harmonies clashing in the extended echo effects. Eh, what can you do. I would strive for perfection, but I avoid the temptation for that by not practicing! It's my ever-present excuse just like trotting out an old injury or talking about too much cubicle time at the start of a climb. Always keep an excuse handy :)

Edit: As I re-read what I just wrote, I thought about Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and how making excuses and not practicing are not what I aspire to. Different times I focus on different areas of my life, but at no point do I accept mediocrity just as a matter of course because of laziness or fear of judgment. Wow, I need to get out climbing. But first, I'm going to take a break from the taco brain-freeze and go play some guitar.

Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 14, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
OK, if you all have the guts to post something, here goes. Maybe it will draw John E. out.
http://hbfun.org/piano/chopin_op2_4.mp3
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
This is shaping up real nice, got a little piano tossed in as well? Can't beat that. If anyone has some cello stuff, they should post it up. I used to play that and violin as a kid, but my hands outgrew the 3/4 size violin, and the cello was borrowed from the school. I loved that thing.

This is my bluegrass cannon, just played something simple for my grandmother but you can get an idea of the guitar.

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 14, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Great stuff folks!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 15, 2013 - 05:38am PT
Willbeer, Chinchen, good stuff you guys. Nutjob, there's no such thing as a mistake. And Burchey, nice guitar, dude.
Paco

Trad climber
Montana
May 15, 2013 - 06:49am PT
For me the biggest issue is fingernails... I use the nails on the thumb and first three fingers of the right hand for picking...and I have to clip them fairly short when I go climbing just so they won't rip off. Frustrating at times.
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
May 15, 2013 - 10:11am PT
Sweet stuff guys, thanks for sharing. A few of mine -

Looped
]

raw fingerstyle/slap


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 10:13am PT
aint this thread goin in a NICE direction!


COOLSTUFF mah dooods!





heres an acoustic tune i did a while back







edit: NutJob,, the ribbons are from taxidermy competitions- states, natls and world shows. "Coitanly" KNOTT from guitar playing lol!
Chim-Chim

climber
May 15, 2013 - 10:17am PT
Sorry Mr. Nitpicker... non bowing hand.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 15, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
Yea c_vultaggio !!!!


Looping is where its at...

Is that an RC-300?
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
May 15, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Yea c_vultaggio !!!!


Looping is where its at...

Is that an RC-300?

Thanks amigo - RC-50 but the 300 looks pretty sweet. Dig the expression pedal. Boss makes a pretty nice product, I was stoked on the loop station as soon as I had it hooked up.
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