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    We are back again at the casino. It has been one year since we last time we played. Taking Care of Buisness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqq6t07QJdE

  • #2
    I remember this discussion with you earlier.

    I lasted fifteen seconds on this one. Sorry, I still don't understand how this could happen.

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    • #3
      You guys are getting better.

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      • #4
        Better relative to what we were,That is encouraging. I thought would pass on a few more videos from the show. "American Band" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0sy0wCGbOU I think the singer has shown good improvement.
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        "Johnny B Goode" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urq1WDVNKhM
        Last edited by chord123; 09-21-2017, 04:07 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chord123 View Post
          I think the singer has shown good improvement.
          Funny, first thing I thought...'geez, the same guy trying to sing with no sense of melody, no timing and no feeling...'

          no improvement there....


          "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

          Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
          "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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          • #6
            I should have been more specific with what I mean by improvement .Everybody felt in this forum the singers biggest problem was pitch.and to a much lesser degree feeling, tone, or phrasing. So if you can't hear the improvement in pitch then you did not take the time to listen to other older videos and compare.The singers biggest problem pitch has improved greatly as you can see by the video's above.
            Too much feeling in vocals is not always good I have seen so many singers get carried away with emotion it sounds like they are getting ready to crap their pants and have to let out.a big turd. Crying and yelling and feeling hurt don't make a singer.
            Last edited by chord123; 09-21-2017, 07:31 PM.

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            • #7
              I do think the band sounds better than a year ago. Drummer is more solid and the guitarists are doing a better job of playing together.

              You are playing the bridge/breakdown section completely wrong. Right chords/wrong rhythm. But that can be chalked up to "arrangement" I suppose. But I'm going to guess you probably don't even know you're playing it wrong.

              No, your singer hasn't improved. He still has no sense of melody, timing or delivery. How many more years of playing this gig before he learns the words to a song every other person in America over the age of 50 has had memorized since they were kids? And yet while reading the words he still flubs them in the last chorus?

              Cheat sheets are ok. Almost all singers use 'em to one degree or another. But don't LOOK or SOUND like you're reading. Have you noticed how you can HEAR when Donald Trump is reading from a TelePrompTer or not? Your guy SOUNDS like he is reading words he does not know. He's actually not good enough to read from an iPad while singing. He would probably be better if he put it away and tried to sing from memory. Force him to do so.

              And no. His pitch hasn't improved. If I have to A/B two different videos to notice? Then the improvement isn't enough to make a difference.
              Last edited by guido61; 09-21-2017, 08:15 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by chord123 View Post
                I should have been more specific with what I mean by improvement .Everybody felt in this forum the singers biggest problem was pitch.and to a much lesser degree feeling, tone, or phrasing. So if you can't hear the improvement in pitch then you did not take the time to listen to other older videos and compare.The singers biggest problem pitch has improved greatly as you can see by the video's above.
                Too much feeling in vocals is not always good I have seen so many singers get carried away with emotion it sounds like they are getting ready to crap their pants and have to let out.a big turd. Crying and yelling and feeling hurt don't make a singer.
                yeah, huh...look...the guy isn't even freaking singing Taking Care of Business...he is reciting it!
                Feeling and feel are not one in the same...but he has neither. There is a melodic cadence to that song, and he doesn't feel it. Don't try to pretend it is his 'interpretation'. In his head, he hears BTO

                Your drummer is better at holding the beat...he needs to work on those fills.
                The guitar player on the right seems to be about as stiff as 2x4 in January in Anchorage, but he almost got the guitar solo memorized; the one on the left is anchored to the stage, like 'glu on da shu, dude'..... They need to interact, walk the stage, show they are INTO THE MUSIC...and neither one is even a solid rhythm player, and the two of them barely synch up.
                Your bass player is a little too 'showy', but toning him down will be easier than getting a spark with the guitar players...

                Look, as long as you guys are having fun...go for it.
                "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
                "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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                • #9
                  "Smoke on the Water" last year we had a keyboard player https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czlQs2_KiHY

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chord123 View Post
                    "Smoke on the Water" last year we had a keyboard player https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czlQs2_KiHY

                    Wow. I really don't even know where to do begin.

                    You really don't hear the multitude of things wrong with that?
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                    • daddymack
                      daddymack commented
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                      you mean like the guitar is out of tune and the guitar player has no sense of rhythm?
                      I had to stop the video before the vocal came in, I did not want to be subjected to any more...
                      Last edited by daddymack; 09-28-2017, 10:45 AM.

                  • #11
                    Is this seriously a gigging band that gets paid?

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                    • chord123
                      chord123 commented
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                      Yes we gig and get paid. We are not gigging very often. So far three paid gigs so far this year. And these are two hour shows where we share the other two hours with another band.

                  • #12
                    Originally posted by sventvkg View Post
                    Is this seriously a gigging band that gets paid?
                    And we wonder why the public's perception of "live music" isn't what it once was and why the pay scale is so low.

                    As long as venues exert no form of quality control and are only concerned with finding anyone with a guitar who can fog a mirror for the least amount of $$ possible----then the downward spiral will continue.

                    Actually I'm pretty sure it already hit bottom several years ago. One of the reasons I got out of the bar/nightclub scene long ago.
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                    • #13
                      Sorry - but the singer just cant sing. He's almost talking and still managing to do it out of key. Like someone doing a speech.
                      I dont even know what else to say......the band is not good. Very not good.
                      Much practice is required IMO.

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                      • #14
                        "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                        Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
                        "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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                        • #15
                          I think the singers problem is no voice with a touch of stage fright tone. As to the band's credibility, if it keeps 'em on the casino floor...
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