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Playing by rote....

April 29, 2021 02:09PM
yes, guilty as charged. I really do try to NOT do that but most of the time I fail. I mean, even when in 'rote-mode' I can hear a mistake instantly, even if it's a soon to come mistake, and adjust without thinking about it. That does catch me off guard occasionally - - - -

It's not common NOR uncommon for us to change up a song at any time... for example - extending a song if there are many dancers, like a wedding 'money dance' for example.... or more rarely but not uncommon cutting a song short. My band members have no idea I'm behind them to begin with so if they decide to repeat a verse, or cut the song short, not a chance in hell they'll think to let me know.... so when it happens.... YUP, I can get caught with my drumsticks down. laughing smiley Usually I'm onto it however, almost always in fact... because if they are going to extend a song, or cut a song short, they will do something 'different', unconsciously on their part but I'll pick up on it.... kinda like, "hey, something is different here". laughing smiley
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Musician Thread....

JamesJM52April 29, 2021 10:03AM

  That must be nice...

sstrams19April 29, 2021 10:28AM

  Don't get me wrong, Steve.... I LOVE speed...

JamesJM14April 29, 2021 10:47AM

  Speed is great..

sstrams11April 29, 2021 12:17PM

  Playing by rote....

JamesJM11April 29, 2021 02:09PM

  I haven't ever done that..

sstrams10April 29, 2021 02:30PM

  Yeah, I figured that...

JamesJM11April 29, 2021 02:34PM

  You probably should..

sstrams11April 29, 2021 03:16PM

  Yup, never done that.. I'd like too...

JamesJM12April 29, 2021 07:23PM

  There is a trick to it, and I WILL divulge it to you in this thread..

sstrams10April 30, 2021 02:54AM

  Pretty sure I mentioned this a very long time ago...

JamesJM9April 30, 2021 04:26AM

  I'm sure there are several still around...

sstrams9April 30, 2021 05:00AM

  Gotta video of that?

JamesJM9April 30, 2021 05:18AM

  I do have vid of that.. Attachments

sstrams9April 30, 2021 05:28AM

  East of the Mississippi Tour

IowaRam12April 29, 2021 02:14PM

  I would guess they'll play..

sstrams10April 29, 2021 02:33PM

  Re: Musician Thread....

Aries10May 04, 2021 03:35AM

  Good for you, Aries...

sstrams7May 04, 2021 04:21AM

  Re: Good for you, Aries...

Aries7May 04, 2021 06:30AM

  I love that wine red finish.. Attachments

sstrams6May 04, 2021 07:31AM

  Re: I love that wine red finish..

Aries6May 04, 2021 07:36AM

  The craftsmanship of musical instruments is out of this world...

JamesJM5May 04, 2021 09:50AM

  Re: The craftsmanship of musical instruments is out of this world...

Aries5May 04, 2021 10:07AM

  Yeah, I feel bad for not playing it..

sstrams3May 04, 2021 09:58AM

  Re: Yeah, I feel bad for not playing it..

Aries5May 04, 2021 10:18AM

  Well, then, you just made my will, buddy...

sstrams5May 04, 2021 12:44PM

  Re: Well, then, you just made my will, buddy...

Aries6May 05, 2021 02:10AM

  It almost sounds like the..

sstrams3May 05, 2021 03:42AM

  question from a non-musician, but........

21Dog10May 04, 2021 02:07PM

  Easiest way to explain is - - -

JamesJM6May 04, 2021 02:41PM

  ..and I would expound on that..

sstrams7May 04, 2021 03:21PM