Musicians and Marijuana

Discussion in 'Music' started by 2enjoi9, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. 2enjoi9 Newbie Stoner

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    ;leafSo, I'm an aspiring musician myself. I feel that pot really allows you to write and play music much more fluently, and I've noticed music makes more sense when you listen to it. Also, take a great band like the Beatles. Marijuana influenced many of their songs, and I'm sure they were often high during shows. Just wondering what the stoner community thinks about music and pot, playing it or listening to it.


    For all you musicians out there, also wondering if you think you can really write chord progressions more efficiently. I feel like my best sounding progressions are written when Im high. And i know theyre good because they still sound good when im back to normal.

    So im kinda bored and wanting to hear some opinions. Comment away;leaf
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    i like to imagine that the 2 are inseparable and have been since the earliest days of music...don't have to just imagine it wit early jazz musicians, many of them openly credited cannabis use with providing them the necessary flow/altered sense of timing that style developed
  3. Wildo Chill As A Cucumber

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    I always love adding some bud to a jam sesh. From my experience things seem to flow more smoothly. Nothing beats nestling down in that groove, just lost in a chilled out jam with your buddies while you're baked. :thumbsup:
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    I could go on and on about how much I enjoy music when I'm high. Playing it, listening to it, going to shows, whatever. With weed I can feel the music.
  5. uty70 Just Your Average Stoner

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    Yeah I agree. Since I started smoking everything I've written has been a lot better. Like I used to not be able to think of things when I was writing... Like writers block, weed takes away your musical writers block? if that makes sense ha.
    I play guitar and its so nice to just chill and smoke and jam with good friends.
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    Weed changes what music is to us, and by doing this it helps us understand it. As BPharmafree said, They are inseparable.
  7. ifsixwasnin9 Newbie Stoner

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    The reason I started getting high again (after 30 years) was music. Music is an incredible experience when stoned. I noticed that I can hear/follow dual harmonies much better when stoned. The whole experience is just that much more intense. I do play guitar but not while stoned. Listen to "Third Stone from the Sun" (Hendrix) while stoned and listen to him lay just on his whammy bar for over a minute getting all of those overtones and feedback. Love listening to Strats while stoned - great tone. Trower's one of my favorites. Satriani's really tuned into the sound, too.
  8. BlazeTitan Welcome to the Internet

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    Definately helps dude... I just came from band practice a few hours ago, and i wasn't able to blaze up beforehand, and its just not the same... Im a reasonably technically proficient guitarist, but without the herbal stimulation its all just simulation... You can sometimes play really difficult stuff when your sober you cant get together when your baked, but its usually just that, difficult to play and not much else... I play both sax and guitar in my band and blazing is definately condusive to making it work... I find blazing just helps you get in the groove, relax and lose yourself in the music, rather than thinking about all the tricksy fills you can throw in just let it flow...

    You are however asking people who read stoner forums, so you are probably going to get similar answers from all of us... Both the drummer and cellist in my band dont like blazing before practice, though they still love a smoke... It really depends on what your used to i think, like i sit in my room punching cones and playing guitar or sax most nights so i've learnt to play being stoned, and without that element i just cant get it together as well, even if i may beable to play much faster and more intricate patterns. The cellist however in my band started out playing in classical orchestra's where blazing isn't really part of the culture, so she isn't used to playing baked...

    Its up to the individual, but i think its the responsibility of musicians to experiment with as many drugs as possible, and see how it affects your playing and your perception of the sound, then decide whether its something that adds or detracts from what you are trying to achieve as a musician...
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    I started smoking pot consistantly around my Freshman year in Highschool. I was then a studying musician. I left college early to become a studio musician, primarily in jazz and fusion. I still hold a (what I consider) successful career. I wouldn't say pot made me a better technician. In fact, it was hazardous when playing a technical piece. But I will credit it with allowing me to venture into musical depths that would have probably gone unexplored without it's help.
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    I couldnt agree with you more. When I smoke before-hand my improvisational skills are through the roof, but when it comes to technical pieces there is a very high chance I will play it rather shittily.
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    I spent £1, 895 on a 1996 Gibson Les Paul Standard Custom Shop Red Sparkle top, from this shop in London the other week, I LOVE how it plays, LOVE IT :D.
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    Weed is for jammin' ! So we always jam with my band, and don't finish any songs. Haha ;pass
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    They sure do go together. I smoke every practice and every show as well. If there are words in my head and I'm going to write then i'm going to write if im stoned or not but it does connect me to it more when it is played. I'm a singer though and feel I got it easy haha I don't even help set up :thumbsup:

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