Steve Nathan Posted October 22, 2013 Share Posted October 22, 2013 With all due respect, Steve.. without "being there", why assume it's the older players rigidity, when it could be the pianists' parts, getting in his way, due to his learning curve of the genre and the way these guys play it. Fact is we do not know! "With all due respect". Who doesn't love that phrase First of all, I know a little something about grouchy old men because I am one! Second of all, I know a little something about playing keys in Country music and I stand by my post. From the clips, it's clear that they are playing traditional Country covers. Go to the record and see what the piano plays during the guitar solos and learn from that. Unless the guitar player signs your check, (or has more juice with whoever does than you do), tell him you didn't join the band to sit on your hands. You came to play. From what I heard, your doing just fine. I think his problem is he is overly impressed with himself (a common guitar player malady) And as long as I'm venting, I have to say something about the preponderance of "less is more", duck and cover, play whole notes, 3 note chords, no 3rds, blah blah blah advice in this thread. Sometimes less is more, and sometimes less is just less. The OP would be better served by learning that there is a difference and knowing when (and how) to go one way or the other is indicative of a more nuanced player. I don't hide from another soloist. I try hard to enhance, support and inspire. Music is the ultimate collaborative art form. Come to play and strive to make your band mates play even better. Don't rush me. I'm playing as slowly as I can! http://www.stevenathanmusic.com/stevenathanmusic.com/HOME.html https://apple.co/2EGpYXK Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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