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    When you teach music & a student gets it-it is a rewarding feeling
    It is especially cool if they get it in a flash during a lesson
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    I've seen that flash...

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    Bass and Drummer have to be tight, or a band doesn't have a chance of sounding good generally. Us guitarists should thank bass players and drummers instead of always making jokes about them (too easy).
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    Certainly most types of music need that--whether it's one person strumming a guitar & singing or an orchestra or in between.
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    It isn't very hard to identify when a person is not used to playing with other people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    It isn't very hard to identify when a person is not used to playing with other people...
    Which hopefully means they get some help to learn how to do so--as it is a greta way to learn & get better overall.
    (Part of that help should be with listening to others.)
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    Greta, who's Greta? (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Greta, who's Greta? (just kidding)
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    When I listen to that video, it gives me a vague feeling of guilt. After being away from it for decades, I was asked to join a band that was forming in 2005. They were floundering trying to get organized and had a lead player that wasn't up to the job. I managed to get them into a semblance of a band and sharpened my rusty bass skills. However, in covering for the weak lead player, I tended to overplay....Playing bass like a guitar player.....and ultimately I fell into the habit of being waaaay too busy when I should have learned to lay back. It's a hard habit to break once you develop it.
    "I know just enough to be dangerous....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    It's a hard habit to break once you develop it.
    I don't know if it's form habit for me--as much as I like playing that way, but I can lay back when I need to--just don' ask me o do that on every, or even most of the songs--I would be like Animal from the muppets--who just breaks out on the drums after doing laid back beats...
    I mean I will play what the song requires--but I need something where I can break out a bit more--and I mean that more rhythm-wise--nothing fancy--but more than just whole notes with an occasional half note...
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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