Where do you do it.

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by BigHorn, Feb 21, 2004.

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Where do you practice

  1. Bedroom

    86.7%
  2. Kitchen

    1.0%
  3. Lounge / Living Room

    4.1%
  4. Conservatory / Study

    1.0%
  5. Garage / Garden Shed / Out Building

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Bathroom / Loo

    1.0%
  7. Once/Twice a week at band room

    6.1%
  1. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    I have done it in every room in the house and once or twice in the car.
    I often do it on my own in the bathroom and get strange looks from my family when I have finished.

    Before you get any funny ideas i'm talking about practising.

    So where do you do it?

    Personally I don't think you can beat the loo. Comfortable seat, great acoustics and you don't disturb anybody. Please someone tell me I'm not the only one - cos my family think I'm strange.
     
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  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    :lol: I must admit I got slighty worried there... [phhhhh] [/eeeeeW!]


    I've practised brass in bedroom, bathroom and uni practise rooms
     
  4. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    Bathroom for me when the neihbours are in, sound doesn't carry to their house then :) ... so you are not alone or strange
     
  5. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    I DO IT in my living room and also at school when I get the ODD free period when a pupil is absent.

    I hope our MD reads this and is impressed and I know Kirsty does it most days as well if not every day. :wink:

    Now will this be censored??? It was the question asked though!!!
     
  6. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Yes Moy - pretty much every day. In the spare room.

    K
     
  7. Hollie

    Hollie Member

    I voted for bedroom although it was a spare bedroom now turned into a music room. My keyboard & cornet are in there along with my brother's drum kit!
     
  8. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Used to do it at lunchtime in the back of my works van but now a quick halfhour in the diningroom before tea
     
  9. ukdrummerboy

    ukdrummerboy Member

    If I owned a set of timpani (or xylo!), i'd practise everyday, sadly, I just have to go early to band and practise (and still get told to shut up :roll: ) its alright for these brass players, they can take their instruments home :wink:
     
  10. Despot

    Despot Member

    Bedroom, and usually not before 10.30pm!
    Neighbours havn't complained yet! :shock:
     
  11. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    i only have my room in the house i'm living in at the moment. Hoepfully when i move back to my place I can go back to practicing in the kitchen...
     
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  13. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    At home in my bedroom, but the noise has annoyed the neighbours on more than one occasion ... I suppose I have to curb my obsession ... :roll:

    At uni in my flat room, my flatmate usually turns his music up very loud when I'm doing it though.
     
  14. Dawnys_flug

    Dawnys_flug Member

    I've gone for my bedroom because it's the most convenient as all my stuff is in there and i have a silent brass so i don't have to worry about disturbing anyone :p

    But i do like to do it in the bathroom because the acoustics are great and the toilet is a great seat 'cause it's hard and has no back (i can't stand slouching into a chair when i'm playing!!).
     
  15. Trom41821

    Trom41821 Member

    I do it in the spare bedroom which is on the corner of my house away from everybody!!
     
  16. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    Practise? :?
     
  17. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    :roll: (Scratches head) PRAC.....TICE?????????????

    Wots that?
     
  18. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    Due to the extreme thinness of the walls, it's downstairs in the garage for me - and chilly it is too!!

    Rach x
     
  19. Steve Marcus

    Steve Marcus Member

    I prefer to practice in the Recital Hall of my Steinway piano showroom because the acoustics are great and there are no interruptions after store hours.

    But my wife complains when I stay late at work, so I end up coming home and practicing in the bedroom.
     
  20. tim

    tim Member

    I do it in my brother's room since he's away at university but also because it is the deadest acoustic in the house so it makes it much easier to hear bad intonation and clipped notes
     
  21. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    One of our percussionists practiced a tricky xylo part by bashing bits of masking tape stuck to his dining table. Now that's commitment!

    Generally I practice in the bedroom - the room firthist away from our neighbours!
     
  22. Hilary Mateer

    Hilary Mateer Member

    We are lucky to have a big old Victorian detatched house with what is called 3 reception rooms.
    We call one of these "The Play Room"
    It has a pool table, piano ,keyboard,computer(with midi links to piano) and assorted musical instruments - and no TV
    This is where I practice and generally hide away from the family :wink:
     

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