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  • #16
    You are correct Terry, I've started a new thread with my answer because I think it hijacks this one too severely.

    http://www.harmonycentral.com/forum/...-gig-salad-wth
    Bob "Notes" Norton
    Owner, Norton Music http://www.nortonmusic.com
    Style and Fake disks for Band-in-a-Box and add on styles for Microsoft SongSmith
    The Sophisticats http://www.s-cats.com >^. .^< >^. .^<

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    • #17
      [QUOTE= There are even people singing along with the original recording. What a biz this is turning out to be.


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      Chuckle. wow. and I own a DJ KJ business and that is the one thing I will not do, I will not let them sing to an original. Ew. harsh. bad. evil. nasty. unjust. I just can't think of 1 reason why someone would do that and then expect to be paid to do? A person can harmonize with anyone's voice if they put enough time into it, I get that but song along to an original? complete barf.

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      • #18
        I have to admit I did that once (and only once)

        We were contracted to play a wedding between a white minister's daughter and a black Jamaican gentleman. The minister asked us to bring some Reggae music to DJ during our breaks to make the Jamaicans feel at home. We did. But we found out the Jamaicans really wanted Soca music so we asked the minister if it was ok, he agreed, and Leilani zipped home to get some of our Soca music while I did a single for a half hour.

        When she got back we played soca music during our breaks, and since we knew the songs we sang along and played along the best we could (good ears, pentatonics, and simple chord progressions go a long way). After the gig, one of the Jamaicans came up, complemented us on our music and especially the Soca. He said, "You sounded just like the record! You can get a lot of work in the Jamaican community."

        Anyway the wedding reception was a success, both the white and black members of the audience got their favorite kinds of music, the dance floor was filled, the wedding couple was happy and the minister who paid for the gig was overjoyed.

        We still giggle over that one.

        But this is something I'd never do for a living.

        Right now we will DJ Cupid Shuffle and Blurred Lines because we can't figure out how to cover all the voices, and I'll noodle along on the guitar trying to contribute a bit and not get in the way of the song, but we don't pretend we are doing anything but DJ-ing it.

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        Bob "Notes" Norton
        Owner, Norton Music http://www.nortonmusic.com
        Style and Fake disks for Band-in-a-Box and add on styles for Microsoft SongSmith
        The Sophisticats http://www.s-cats.com >^. .^< >^. .^<

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        • #19
          The only offers I get are in no way related to my listing. I don't even bother any more.
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          Gary Blanchard
          www.garyblanchard.info

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