Re: what to do when accused of overplaying?


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Posted by Ed on June 02, 2000 at 09:36:13:

In Reply to: Re: what to do when accused of overplaying? posted by Ed on June 02, 2000 at 09:35:21:

: :Well, it's kinda like the drummer, who said when asked to play with more dynamics, "Whaddaya mean, I'm playing as loud as I can." Somebody generally does not say you are overplaying unless you're getting in somebody's way. So, are you sure you are serving the tune and are in agreement with the approach and philosophy of the group you are working with or are you playing with a group in your head instead? Most bands doing cover tunes are doing precisely that, playing exactly what was played on the record. If that's the band you joined, then that's what you should be doing (or quitting). If everybody was all "original approach" "doing something new" etc. and THEN they lay this on you, then it's time for a band discussion. But remember, rests are notes too. And in almost every case, understatement rather than overstatement makes the most impact.





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