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#2858932 - 06/02/17 12:23 PM You Know You're Joining A Good Band When...
Danzilla Offline
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Everybody, complete that sentence, with a real-life experience. (You can replace "joining" with "in" if you've been in that situation for a good while, and something still validates it's a good band.)

As to me...

... They email and say "Everybody - learn this Porcupine Tree song by next rehearsal."

rawk


Edited by Danzilla (06/02/17 12:25 PM)
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#2859083 - 06/03/17 12:30 PM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Danzilla]
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...when they immediately kick me out.
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#2859262 - 06/04/17 12:51 PM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: lug]
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... there's no drama.

Three to four months in my new rock cover band, and not even the tiniest conflict or incident yet!
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#2859311 - 06/05/17 03:18 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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...everyone plays to their strengths. One is a better promoter/business person, one is better at picking out harmonies for each to sing, one is better at finding (or writing) new music for the band to develop, one is a better front-man to work the crowd, etc. Everyone is better at different things.

That being said, you know you're joining a good band...

...when there are no ego issues. There's no 'Star'. Everyone works towards a common goal of putting on the best show, making the best recording, writing the best song etc without needing to be singled out for praise or feeling the need to stand one step in front of those around you who've contributed as well.
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#2859344 - 06/05/17 10:01 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Flemtone]
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The lead singer says, "Hey, I learned all the songs ahead of time so I'd be ready for rehearsal."

The guitar player says, "I think I'm a little too loud. Okay if I turn down a bit?"

The drummer says, "Hey, I love what you're playing there. Let me adjust my kick pattern to match it so we can really lock up and create a groove."

The keyboard player says, "I'm going light on the left hand. I want to be extra careful to stay out of your register as much as possible."

These being mostly theoretical.
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#2859345 - 06/05/17 10:12 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: jcadmus]
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Originally Posted By: jcadmus
The lead singer says, "Hey, I learned all the songs ahead of time so I'd be ready for rehearsal."

The guitar player says, "I think I'm a little too loud. Okay if I turn down a bit?"

The drummer says, "Hey, I love what you're playing there. Let me adjust my kick pattern to match it so we can really lock up and create a groove."

The keyboard player says, "I'm going light on the left hand. I want to be extra careful to stay out of your register as much as possible."

These being mostly theoretical.


"To Dream The Impossible Dream", eh?
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#2859412 - 06/05/17 02:13 PM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Danzilla]
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Originally Posted By: Danzilla

"To Dream The Impossible Dream", eh?


Yeah, sort of like encountering a leprechaun, riding a unicorn, riding Bigfoot.
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#2859442 - 06/05/17 05:16 PM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: jcadmus]
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#2859503 - 06/06/17 03:20 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: jcadmus]
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Originally Posted By: jcadmus
The lead singer says, "Hey, I learned all the songs ahead of time so I'd be ready for rehearsal."

The guitar player says, "I think I'm a little too loud. Okay if I turn down a bit?"

The drummer says, "Hey, I love what you're playing there. Let me adjust my kick pattern to match it so we can really lock up and create a groove."

The keyboard player says, "I'm going light on the left hand. I want to be extra careful to stay out of your register as much as possible."

These being mostly theoretical.


I find the combination of these words with your avatar to be freakin' hilarious. Thank you.
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#2859671 - 06/06/17 05:38 PM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Flemtone]
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You Know You're Joining A Good Band When...you play a bass part that you think fits and no one says that you should play something else instead.
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#2859871 - 06/07/17 11:05 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Flemtone]
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Originally Posted By: Flemtone
Originally Posted By: jcadmus
The lead singer says, "Hey, I learned all the songs ahead of time so I'd be ready for rehearsal."

The guitar player says, "I think I'm a little too loud. Okay if I turn down a bit?"

The drummer says, "Hey, I love what you're playing there. Let me adjust my kick pattern to match it so we can really lock up and create a groove."

The keyboard player says, "I'm going light on the left hand. I want to be extra careful to stay out of your register as much as possible."

These being mostly theoretical.


I find the combination of these words with your avatar to be freakin' hilarious. Thank you.


Well then, mission accomplished.
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#2859888 - 06/07/17 12:08 PM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Flemtone]
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...setting and keeping rehearsal dates isn't a giant hassle- members assign reasonable priority to the band

..."that's good enough" isn't muttered too often.
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#2860020 - 06/08/17 06:35 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Bob Gollihur]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Gollihur
..."that's good enough" isn't muttered too often.


Well, I've never heard anyone ever say that about my playing.


Edited by lug (06/08/17 06:35 AM)
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#2860192 - 06/09/17 03:39 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: lug]
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Originally Posted By: lug
Originally Posted By: Bob Gollihur
..."that's good enough" isn't muttered too often.


Well, I've never heard anyone ever say that about my playing.


...like there would be survivors... HeadPop
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#2860204 - 06/09/17 05:48 AM Re: You Know You're Joining A Good Band When... [Re: Flemtone]
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Originally Posted By: Flemtone
Originally Posted By: lug
Originally Posted By: Bob Gollihur
..."that's good enough" isn't muttered too often.


Well, I've never heard anyone ever say that about my playing.


...like there would be survivors... HeadPop

I beg your pardon. This woman made it through a WHOLE set!


Edited by lug (06/09/17 05:50 AM)
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