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    Posted: September 17 2010 at 21:32
OK my cat Squeaky has recently started coming into the music room and messing with the ends of the three bass strings on my beat up old Yamaha classical guitar.  I'm talking about the ends where the strings are tied off at the bridge.  I didn't cut them too neat.  But rather than rubbing on them, she bites at the ends.  If I improvise something on it in her cat voice range, she really seems to like it.  

So for those of you that play or even if you just play recorded music, do you have any interesting pets/music interactions to share?

It seems like this has been brought up before but I couldn't locate it and I'm not sure if Tech Talk is the best place to do this thread...

I quit playing.  She's still in the room and now facing away from me but not messing with the guitar.  LOL

I have a cat audience apparently.



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No music, but my cat Tunces used to drink my beer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2010 at 21:55
Originally posted by Epignosis

No music, but my cat Tunces used to drink my beer.


Tunces the driving cat!!!????





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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2010 at 21:56
Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by Epignosis

No music, but my cat Tunces used to drink my beer.


Tunces the driving cat!!!????


Our Tunces looked just like Toonces, but my wife hated the latter spelling.

Cat's middle name became Alkie, btw.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2010 at 21:57
Well, after a Google image search, our Tunces looks absolutely nothing like Toonces the driving cat.  That's memory for you.

f**k it, I liked the name.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2010 at 22:22
Thanks for the Toonces clip. Big smile
Long time, no see.

Wait a second, you had a cat with a middle name (which presumes a last name)????

I'm afraid this thread may be moved to the fun section, but I was being totally serious.   We have a lot of cat lovers on this site and some musicians and I am curious about how your animals react.  The dog in that Pink Floyd video comes to mind...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2010 at 23:24
I remember my friend's cat reacting strongly to some Jimi Hendrix, but then most things react strongly to Hendrix


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My cats do like to walk up and down ( or is it for them down and up) the keyboard.  I rarely leave the guitar out of it's case, which is impenetrable, which now I've said that one of those beasts will figure a way to open it up and get in and puke on it or some such. 

Musically, they have their preferences.  I have no idea what their hearing range is, but they do seem to enjoy bass heavy music.  I suppose that's a virtual petting, when the fur is being moved.  And they seem enjoy prog or I suppose they enjoy evem Mouth and MacNeil if they are sitting on the lap and that's what's playing.  Lulu is enjoying Bloody Well Right even now.  Max prefers Formentera Lady.
 
They are more or less lovable idiots:  Max, Fritz, Lulu, Shadow aka The Shadman.  No I'm not an old lady who collects cats, but my wife is getting there, and she ain't around tonight and I have the music cranking Rawks
 
 
 
 
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When I used to have Hammond lessons, I could guarantee just as I was playing one of my homework pieces to the tutor, one of my cats would decide to join in by walking up & down the keys...

...still, helped to hide the odd bum note

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My cat Sparky appears to love the voice of Ian Gillan for some reason. He also displays a fondness for Arthur Brown and somewhat dissapointingly,  the singer in Mrs L's favourite band (Smokie Wacko)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jampa17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2010 at 13:46
Contrary to all of you, cat lovers... my dog react when I put some Alux Nahual records on the stereo. Hi likes the tom drums and the progressive parts...
 
Then, I don't aloud any other living creature to play with my instruments... so, no pet interactions with my stuff...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Neck Romancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 18:47
Cat lovers, I warn you. If you have amps with covered with carpet, them kittehs probably will use it as a scratch post.
BTW, my cousin's 17 year old cat or something pissed on his amp with that carpet cover, the smell just won't leave even after using thousands of chemichal stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 19:39
Cat urine has to be one of the most vile things I've ever smelled.  LOL
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My animals go absolutely nuts when I play harmonica.  Specifically my dog, but also my cats.
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My cat likes to type at the keyboard when he thinks I'm not around Smile
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Nora, the piano playing cat:


And this one is the best: Nora as soloist in the especially written for het "Catcerto".




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2010 at 07:38
Toonces the playing cat, the cat who could play a piano! LOL

They're just lucky the cat couldn't play the piano off a cliff. Tongue
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If I ever would pluck a string on my guitar or play a key on the piano loudly, one of my cats would start meowing oddly and making these weird clicking noises.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2010 at 20:36
Originally posted by NecronCommander

If I ever would pluck a string on my guitar or play a key on the piano loudly, one of my cats would start meowing oddly and making these weird clicking noises.

If they make weird clicking noises they might not be cats but aliens. Wink

If they start making beep beep noises, run away as fast as you can.


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