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  • #31
    I played sax, guitar and did backup vocals for a worship band and the one of the singers complained that I wasn't contributing enough vocally on some songs. The songs that I played sax on.
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    • #32
      How many times have you played with a bass player who you had to translate the key to "what fret"?



      I had a guy who counted so badly, that I had to tell him "what dot".
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      • #33
        How many times have you played with a bass player who you had to translate the key to "what fret"?



        I had a guy who counted so badly, that I had to tell him "what dot".
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        • #34
          I've got a new project coming together right now with a guitarist and a singer who don't have any real "play out band" experience. The guitarist LOVES to learn and is really working with it, but the singer is new to music as of, like, April. GREAT showmanship and a great voice, and a cute blonde to boot, but she didn't know square one about operating a PA, what causes feedback, or that the band doesn't need to quiet down - you can just turn it up to hear yourself.



          But hey, it's all about learning sometimes! It's a team in a band.
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          • #35
            I've got a new project coming together right now with a guitarist and a singer who don't have any real "play out band" experience. The guitarist LOVES to learn and is really working with it, but the singer is new to music as of, like, April. GREAT showmanship and a great voice, and a cute blonde to boot, but she didn't know square one about operating a PA, what causes feedback, or that the band doesn't need to quiet down - you can just turn it up to hear yourself.



            But hey, it's all about learning sometimes! It's a team in a band.
            Music, music, I hear music

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            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by cephus
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              I had a guy who counted so badly, that I had to tell him "what dot".




              I played with a drummer who thought the count off at the beginning of the song was purely for the purpose of getting us to start at the same time on the down beat - sort of like "ready, set , GO!" After a year of trying to work with him, he still didn't get the idea of counting during the song as a way of learning accents. He was well into his 50s and had been playing and singing in bands for quite some time.

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              • #37






                Quote Originally Posted by cephus
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                I had a guy who counted so badly, that I had to tell him "what dot".




                I played with a drummer who thought the count off at the beginning of the song was purely for the purpose of getting us to start at the same time on the down beat - sort of like "ready, set , GO!" After a year of trying to work with him, he still didn't get the idea of counting during the song as a way of learning accents. He was well into his 50s and had been playing and singing in bands for quite some time.

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                • #38






                  Quote Originally Posted by SeniorBlues
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                  I played with a drummer who thought the count off at the beginning of the song was purely for the purpose of getting us to start at the same time on the down beat - sort of like "ready, set , GO!"




                  Gawd, I HATE that!!!! I played with that guy too! Would knock off four stick clicks at breakneck speed and then "on the one" - start playing at a tempo that was 20% slower. His penchant for doing that was responsible for more trainwrecks than I care to remember - and drove me absolutely bonkers every time it happened. Mistakes happen - but shooting yourself in the foot with simple stuff like that which can be easily avoided by a deep breath and a "deliberate" decision - just drives me nutz!!!!!
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                  • #39






                    Quote Originally Posted by SeniorBlues
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                    I played with a drummer who thought the count off at the beginning of the song was purely for the purpose of getting us to start at the same time on the down beat - sort of like "ready, set , GO!"




                    Gawd, I HATE that!!!! I played with that guy too! Would knock off four stick clicks at breakneck speed and then "on the one" - start playing at a tempo that was 20% slower. His penchant for doing that was responsible for more trainwrecks than I care to remember - and drove me absolutely bonkers every time it happened. Mistakes happen - but shooting yourself in the foot with simple stuff like that which can be easily avoided by a deep breath and a "deliberate" decision - just drives me nutz!!!!!
                    The SpaceNorman

                    www.facebook.com/SuperstarsOfRock
                    www.souldoutrocks.com

                    Keyboards and Tone Generators: Yamaha CP300, Kronos 88, Roland AX Synth, Motif ES Rack
                    Keyboard Rack: Samson SM10 Line Mixer, Motu MIDIExpressXT MIDI Interface, Shure PSM200 IEM system, M-Audio Wireless MIDI, Live Wires IEM ear buds, iPad wOnSong.
                    Stage Amplification: Stereo via 2 Yamaha DSR112s

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                    • #40






                      Quote Originally Posted by davebols
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                      I don't tell band members about this in case I want to come here to throw them under the bus.




                      Same here. This is the only place I can vent when I need to.
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                      • #41






                        Quote Originally Posted by Piano Whore
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                        Ha! But face it, would anybody here want a bandmate who hangs out on music forums and bitches about THEM? Wouldn't anybody think twice about hiring someone from HC to be in their band, that they know to incessantly air out online the grievances, dirty laundry, and band drama about whatever band they're with? BTW, my drummer is such a dumbass he doesn't even know what a 2nd line beat is, much less how to play one, and thinks that New Orleans music is stoopid.




                        I had a similar experience with a drummer. We wanted to add "Is This Love?" by Marley to the list, and he said he couldn't do it cuz reggae drumming was "like playing the drums backwards" (his very words).







                        Luckily for us, the guy broke his arm a few weeks later, and we ended up with one of the best drummers in the area taking his place. Marley made the list!

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                        • #42
                          every singer who when not singing inbetween songs or verses, that wraps their hand around the ball of the mic and then lowers it and holds it against their leg.. which is all but a guarantee that it will feedback.. and then while it's feeding back and creating a staggering loop, they are looking around at everyone else, wondering where all that feed back is coming from...



                          This is pretty much every singer I've ever played in a band with, or ever will.
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                          • #43






                            Quote Originally Posted by Old Fart Rocker
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                            Same here. This is the only place I can vent when I need to.




                            Yeah, well, I keep my venting to a minimum these days after getting attacked for it by a lot of forum members PLUS a friend of the bass player I was venting about kept posting a link to my venting on our Facebook page. I was the admin for that page (created it, maintained it, posted 80-90% of the content) and stupid me, I made the other guys admins too, so most likely the bassist removed me as an admin after reading what I was saying about him. Strangely enough, he threw a couple of gigs my way later on. Maybe as a penance of sorts for kicking me off of my own page? Who knows.



                            So, I keep my snide remarks about bandmates to myself now. I just reserve those kinds of things for guido now!
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                            • #44
                              Thats funny.
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                              • #45






                                Quote Originally Posted by davebols
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                                I don't tell band members about this in case I want to come here to throw them under the bus.




                                Always. This.
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