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According to two friends, I do have a "guitar-face" when I play, but it's more of a zoning out blankness. Not when I play live, but in a setting of info exchange. I don't fully understand it, but two guys who have never met each other both say I do it. And they both hate it immensely! I'm not allowed to talk and play, or play while they're talking. I should video it to find out what they're on about.
 

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Interesting question !
I show quite a neutral poker face on most of my videos : I did recorded them when I became quite fluent ((I would not say good !) at playing a fingerstyle instrumental.

I am a bit more expressive when I am still learning how to play a tune : I would react to more difficult sections or bag notes.

Curiously, I was quite poker face on video of a duplex interview. Curiously, I say, because in my actual life I would express myself as much with my body and face gesture as my words.
 

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If you have ever seen David Wilcox tilt his head back and watch his eyeballs roll to the whites you knew he was going to launch into something special.
 

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I've noticed most players especially YouTubers make face's when playing. Not sure if I do or not. I'm not consciously aware of it if I am.
 
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Watching vids of myself, my relaxed face looks like an uninterested scowl.
I'm consciously trying to smile.
 

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There was a Guitar Player article with Carlos Santana from I believe back in the 70's where he said it's absolutely necessary to orgasm faces (guitar faces) while playing guitar.

I just hope he wasn't doing both at the same time....
 
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