moustache

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  1. eskimojoe

    eskimojoe Mezzo Piano User

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    maybe it's just a psychological thing, but i find that i can play more confidently and with more accuracy when i've just recently shaved mine off. anybody have any similar experiences?? or maybe just the opposite?? i'm curious to see what others have to say on this matter. :cool:
     
  2. Patric_Bernard

    Patric_Bernard Forte User

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    I always thought I played worse after i shaved haha... so i just started shaving every day to get used to it.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Makes no difference in my playing. I think I look better with one and that does a lot for my psychological makeup!
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Ghittalla grew a moustache because shaving before a concert made his chops feel tight. I'm uglier than Rowuk and have a full beard, and have noticed that, yeah, the high notes and accuracy are a tad bit better right after shaving, but the effect goes away quickly, and my playing soon returns to normal. The world is better off with me not shaving.
     
  5. Jimi Michiel

    Jimi Michiel Forte User

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    I live in Minnesota. If I shaved my beard, my face would freeze off.
     
  6. hubnub

    hubnub Piano User

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    I shaved mine off, and I noticed a difference. I got a soul patch too that I think gets in the way....no soul..... just the patch.
     
  7. misty.sj

    misty.sj Forte User

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    I don't have thhis problem.... :play:
     
  8. westview1900

    westview1900 Piano User

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    Outside of the placebo effect, I doubt whether shaving matters, assuming no cuts.
     
  9. tatakata

    tatakata Mezzo Forte User

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    :lol:

     
  10. tatakata

    tatakata Mezzo Forte User

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    I make a habit of not shaving right before playing. if I have an evening concert and shave in the morning I'm ok.
     

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