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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 09:34 AM
Test Yourself for Music Addiction --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----
Playing music seems to have become our "drug of choice". In case you are wondering if you have a music dependency problem, you might want to take the following self-test.
What are the signs of Musicolism?

The MD (Music Dependency) Self Test

Here is a self-test to help you review the role music plays in your life. These questions incorporate many of the common symptoms of musicolism. This test is intended to help you determine if you or someone you know needs to find out more about musicolism; it is not intended to be used to establish the diagnosis of musicolism.

Do you ever indulge heavily when you are disappointed, under pressure or have had a quarrel with someone?
Can you handle more music now than when you first started to play?
Does your spouse or significant other resent your music?
When playing with other people, do you try to get in few extra licks?
Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable when music is not available?
Are you in more of a hurry to get your first tune of the day than you used to be?
Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your music?
Has a family member or close friend ever expressed concern or complained about your playing?
Do you avoid parties or gatherings where you can't play music?
Do you sometimes have memory blackouts about tune names?
Do you often want to continue playing after your friends say they've had enough?
Do you ever find yourself spending money on music that was budgeted for something else?
Do you usually have a reason for occasions when you play heavily?
Have you tried switching instruments or changing styles to control your music habit?
Have you sometimes failed to keep promises you made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your playing?
Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you're playing?
Do you think about music while you're at work?
Does your involvement in music create financial, work, school and/or family problems ?
Do you eat very little or irregularly while you are playing music?
Do wake up in the morning with a tune in your head or thinking about the next opportunity to play music?
Do you sometimes attend events where you play music continuously for several days at a time?
After periods of playing music do you sometimes hear tunes although no one is playing?
Do you keep hidden instruments at home or work?
Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your music?
Do you ever feel depressed or anxious, before, during or after periods of heavy music indulgence?

A "yes" answer indicates you may be at greater risk for musicolism. More than one "yes" answer may indicate the presence of a music-related problem or musicolism, and the need for consultation with musicolism professional.

Maybe we should start a support group.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 09:38 AM
I would agree, I answered YES to all of them. Especially this one....

Does your spouse or significant other resent your music?

She thinks it is childish to trade music and travel to other cities just to talk to people I know on-line.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 09:47 AM
I know I'm hooked, witout even taking the test.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 10:22 AM
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Test Yourself for Music Addiction --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----
Playing music seems to have become our "drug of choice". In case you are wondering if you have a music dependency problem, you might want to take the following self-test.
What are the signs of Musicolism?


Maybe we should start a support group.




Sounds like a great idea... and think of all the musicians on this board we can get to play at the meetings. Roll call??

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 10:27 AM
Do you think about music while you're at work?

OMG - I am doing that right now!?

Eff it! I think I'll go with untreated Musicolism...I now I can handle it.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 10:45 AM
My name is Deb and I'm a Musicolic (Hi Deb!)

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 10:51 AM
I've been a musicaholic since age 7. Don't ever see it changing.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 02:13 PM
Sympathies to all the bros and sisters for whom music has created great stresses in your lives!
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I've been a musicaholic since age 7.
AllInTheWrist, besides the great screenname , I was thinking "musicolic" was not the right term, too--that it needed that "-ho-" syllable (no, no kind of "imusicoholic" pun intended). Is guess "musicolism" was also supposed to seem like "musicalism," whatever that is--musicality?

Anywho, I'm not sure I'm as addicted as I could be. This past Friday I met my mom somewhere (out of town), and we drove in one car to St. Louis, spent the day, including meeting someone there half the day, and then drove back to our meeting point and our respective homes. I was cranking music to and from the meeting point but not for a second while driving with my mom nor in St. Louis! So, I'm a musiciac by choice, I guess, not by addiction.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 02:18 PM
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Sympathies to all the bros and sisters for whom music has created great stresses in your lives!
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I've been a musicaholic since age 7.
AllInTheWrist, besides the great screenname , I was thinking "musicolic" was not the right term, too--that it needed that "-ho-" syllable (no, no kind of "imusicoholic" pun intended). Is guess "musicolism" was also supposed to seem like "musicalism," whatever that is--musicality?

Anywho, I'm not sure I'm as addicted as I could be. This past Friday I met my mom somewhere (out of town), and we drove in one car to St. Louis, spent the day, including meeting someone there half the day, and then drove back to our meeting point and our respective homes. I was cranking music to and from the meeting point but not for a second while driving with my mom nor in St. Louis! So, I'm a musiciac by choice, I guess, not by addiction.


Your experience shows me the problem I have. I could have made the ride without music, but not without feeling VERY uncomfortable. In fact, even in my own car, I get uncomfortable if my MP3 player battery dies and I have to listen to commercial FM raido.. I guess that's what withdrawal is all about.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 02:47 PM
I have a picture of "Guitar" Gabriel in my music room that says it all. The quote is " I've played so much guitar it'd make your a** hurt". Those would be some great meetings, though I don't think anyone would be getting any better!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 05:15 PM
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Your experience shows me the problem I have. I could have made the ride without music, but not without feeling VERY uncomfortable. In fact, even in my own car, I get uncomfortable if my MP3 player battery dies and I have to listen to commercial FM raido.. I guess that's what withdrawal is all about.
Sorry about that, absnj. Maybe you could get a converter to plug into your cigarette lighter.

Seriously, I don't mind being without music (for a while). In the car my mom and I are talking nonstop, and we're getting along, so there are no awkward pauses that would allow me to reach for the radio dial.

You know what was annoying, though? In St. Louis we got to the place of my mom's friend (now my friend, too ), and we were sitting there in the living room for over an hour, and the whole time the TV is on like a fourth member of our conversation circle--that close and sometimes that "insistent." This was extra annoying because what was showing were some lame sitcom reruns you'd never watch in the first place (probably from the old CW predecessor networks), and the friend never once looked at the TV herself. Yet it was on at about speaking volume, and a couple times I almost asked whether I could turn it off.

Anyway, sitting here in my own living room, I'll put on a tape, but I have it set not to loop continuously, so after one side, that's it. I often don't miss the music for quite a while. Right now I have my backdoor and windows open, and I can hear occasional birds, dogs, adults now (must be on their little deck right behind my house), kids laughing, a little traffic. . . . Mostly birds right now. I can live with that.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2007 at 07:15 PM
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Your experience shows me the problem I have. I could have made the ride without music, but not without feeling VERY uncomfortable. In fact, even in my own car, I get uncomfortable if my MP3 player battery dies and I have to listen to commercial FM raido.. I guess that's what withdrawal is all about.
Sorry about that, absnj. Maybe you could get a converter to plug into your cigarette lighter.




Nah, I did what a true music addict does: I bought a flash MP3 player as a backup to my HD player...

 

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