Ultravibe Posted October 26, 2002 Share Posted October 26, 2002 We went to this function the other night that had a big band style group in the house: Horns, pie-anno, drums, guitar... The low down was a guy on electric bass, who I watched play for while before I said to my friends, "That guy is subbing this evening. Their normal bass player must be sick or something." This was met with, "How do you know?", "Have you seen this band before.", etc. My Sherlockian skills were based on: (1) Normally, bands like that have a guy on upright. (2) The guy had his eyes on the charts the whole time, rarely looking away. (3) I heard a couple a' missed notes, and some timing that was slightly different from the rest of the band on certain passages. Anyhow, towards the end of the night, the bandleader thanked the bass player for coming to their rescue on such short notice. My friends were duly impressed. I know it's sorta parlor trick stuff, but it got me to thinking this morning: Any good stories on how you impressed friends with yer musical knowledge - NOT your playing ability - brought on by your years of being immersed in music. Andrew Mazzocchi Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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