jcazzy Posted October 21, 2013 Share Posted October 21, 2013 Having a bit of an issue with the country band that I play with. The guitarist, who is 78, insisted that I stop playing while he is taking a lead. I have noticed here lately that he is dropping out when I play a lead. When he first starting doing this a few weeks back, it seemed like I was left out there on my own when I took a lead. After the show was over the other night I told him that I was not used to the rhythm dropping out like that when someone takes a lead. Its almost like if he hears me playing that I am trying to step on his lead. I do not do that. I just try to play rhythm that embellishes what he is doing. Yes, sometimes when he does a run up or down, I do try to follow that with chords but I definitely do not intentionally try to step on his lead. Anyone have suggestions as to how to handle this without him getting peeved at me? Or do I do as he says and drop my hands when he is taking a lead? And another thing, is that how piano in a country band is played? Thanks. John Cassetty "there is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all dark" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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