Any more funny guys out there?

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  1. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Okay... At church last night preparing for the next time we play... We were rehearsing a tune called The Battle Belongs to the Lord. It's a lot of fun to play. Anyway, we are getting ready to re-run a section for the percussion where he was losing count and getting off. The director said to take it from where the trumpet solo came in. At that pont I remarked to my section mate that it made sense, since that was where the "meat" of the song was.

    He looked at me and drily said....

    "Well, if that's where the meat is, it's a shame it wasn't well done."

    I had to laugh. Wish I'd thought of it.
     
  2. Dragon98987

    Dragon98987 Pianissimo User

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    I think it's more funny that the percussion is "getting off" during rehearsal.
     
  3. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Oh... Is that unusual?:cool:
     
  4. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    REALLY! To create great music do you need percussion?
     
  5. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    You make great music IN SPITE of the percussion!
     
  6. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Glad to see there are people who enjoy wit.

    Yes, now that I think about it, standard protocol is for the percussion to get off BEFORE rehearsal.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    Was he trying to "improvise"? We have 3 drummers that rotate turns. They have to be reminded they are supposed to keep the beat, not destroy it. :lol:
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    If I ask 100 drummers to give me 10 minutes of a 4/4 beat at 120 tempo, how many do you believe could? Personally, I'm not betting on hearing just one. Truly, I've never needed a drummer to provide me tempo and beat. I've played Stayin' Alive, Shake, Rattle and Roll, and Stars and Stripes, Forever! without drums, and the latter has a CD track time of 3:38, coincidentally the exact same as The U.S. Marine Corp "Presidents Own". Were my tempo and beat wrong on either of the other two, they would have fallen apart. Instead I've put them both on my CD "Choices, Volume One".
     
  9. solotrumpet

    solotrumpet New Friend

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    I was a a rehearsal Wednesday night where the director told us to "really feel the music, close your eyes - let it fill you up - and watch the conductor!"
     
  10. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    How do you know if there's a drummer on your front porch?

    The knock gets faster
     

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