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RevolverOcelot



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Playing Guitar in a lucid Dream? Reply with quote

I was wondering if its possible to play songs on the guitar that are too hard in real live?
is it possible if you don't have any guitar skills?
can you actually improve your skills by playing in a lucid dream?
of course the same for every instrument ^^
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Thunal



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That´s indeed possible. All you have to do is look at someone rock star and copy him-her.
I don't know if you can do it without any practise at all, I should play Guitar Hero a couple of time before trying Wink
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electricdeer



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. It's totally possible. I tried playing guitar in a lucid, and no matter where i fretted the guitar, the same note came out. But in a non-lucid dream, there was a girl playing guitar in my room. I all of a sudden joined right in and started playing the same song she was playing. What was weird was that i had never heard the song before. So i guess my dream made the song up. I wish i could have remembered how it went. The only thing i can remember is that the song had an open D major chord, but that doesn't help very much.

Anyway, you should try rocking out in your next dream!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is possible, of course.
As for improving your skills, yes, that may very well be the case. Your brain interprets dreams as if they were waking life. The only thing that stops you from moving while dreaming is sleep paralysis (REM atonia, to be more correct). You still build up so-called 'muscle memory': your brain remember how your fingers should move.
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RevolverOcelot



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

let's suggest i want to play a song i have never seen any note of.
is my brain just randomly picking frets and just creates the fitting sound for it?
or do i know deep inside of me how each fret sounds?
and is there actually a sort of "auto-play mode" where my hands move atuomatically?
i know my questions sound stupid, but im just really interested in that topic Very Happy
when i'm going to have my first real lucid dream i will definitely experiment with guitar playing and composing songs ^^
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obZen



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is also something ive wanted to try that can possibly transfer over into waking life - that and painting - and i also wonder how accurate the dream would duplicate the actual notes Question very curious idea, you should definately experiement with this - i would but i play guitar so alls i could do is write a masterpiece in my dream an bring it to life Smile

but defintately follow up on this idea, cuz if you can actually remember what you played and which frets you were on, and grab a guitar to test it, that would be seriously insane Shocked . if that were the case then it would seem that all of humanities unconcsious mind is interconnected

so good luck broseph Wink
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Thunal



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've seen somebody play, although you don't consciously remember it, you subconsciousness very likely did remember it, and is able to recall it.
Also, for reading the notes, I think that might be hard to remember, since in during sleep the part of the brain that reads isn't really active, so you won't be able to have stable sheets...
Auto-play should be possible as well.
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kevingermain



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a musician, and I've had tons of dreams playing songs. Some of them were super specific, I totally remembered and knew what I played. I think what helped, imo, is my skill level. I think it was 'easy' for me because I've been playing and studying music for 30 years, it is a natural second language for me.

RevolverOcelot, I do believe there is a "auto-play mode" Smile In my experience, my focus shifts in and out when i play. The thought process is still there, but it is active in way that if it is "too" present then the music making slows and becomes more rote and stiff sounding. I am not focusing on what frets to play, per se. More like what colors my muse is interested in pushing next, so to speak. and the hands do follow where they're supposed to go, for the most part.

and THAT I've experienced in a dream, not a lucid one tho! Its totally on my list of lucid things to do!

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LittleSis



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Playing Guitar in a lucid Dream? Reply with quote

RevolverOcelot wrote:

is it possible if you don't have any guitar skills?


I'm not sure if you can actually acquire playing skills if you have no musical ability at all. You should at least have a basic comprehension of music theory and how to play the instrument.

Your brain needs that knowledge and musicians will then be able to use the dream experience to reproduce it in real life and build on it.

Otherwise your mind is only going to conjure up a fantasy of you playing the guitar with make believe techniques.
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Kasuko



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly what I said (but about driving skills)!

Your mind is an amazing thing but it can't just "know" how to do something. Your mind can get better at doing something but it can never begin doing something on its own.
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Sam MacMullin



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a couple of lucid dreams with me playing guitar.

But in one dream i was trying to play a song that me and my friend worte. But the sound coming out of the guitar was completely different. Even though I know what the sound should have been, my brain was making it's own song.

can't remember the song though
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owlsarepretty083



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thank you for the information! I was looking for and could not find. You helped me!
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