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    Sep 13, 2016

    11 Signs You're Working With A Musician

    Even if they keep the fact that they like to shred on the guitar a secret, you can always tell that's what drives them.

    1. Their absent-minded pen-fidgeting during meetings is at a dramatically heightened level from everyone else.

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    This is the first thing any drummer learns.

    2. The. Constant. Tapping. (Even if it is surprisingly rhythmic.)

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    Hot tip: If they're tapping with their thumbs up, they must be bassists.

    3. They have an uncanny ability to stretch their fingers into what look like complicated Harry Potter spells.

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    Even if they are otherwise completely inflexible.

    4. They practice chord progressions during boring meetings.

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    Some songs are just permanently ingrained.

    5. They sing the harmony part instead of the melody during karaoke.

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    Who knows how to do that?

    6. And they sing the instrumental solo parts, too.

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    Turns out you you don't need to just stand there and look awkward during that "20 second instrumental break."

    7. Dynamic nervous knee‐shaking.

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    Air drums is a whole-body exercise.

    8. Their fingernails are ... different from other people's.

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    This is the only time where function is more important than appearance for them.

    9. Their hand-clapping technique is worryingly impressive.

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    And they cringe when other people clap off-rhythm.

    10. They're very particular about their headphones.

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    The only person in the room who isn't content with the white earbuds.

    11. And as soon as your back is turned, they're playing air guitar.

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    There's no way you can verify this. You just have to believe it's true.