Backing out of a gig

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  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    We would play to the end of the phrase after our conductor cut us off in rehearsal and at least one of us would add a tone to the chord. It freaks conductors out when they hear an out of place/context 6th chord.
     
  2. tobylou8

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    Or a 2nd! "DON'T DO THAT, EVER AGAIN! THIS IS REAL MUSIC NOT JAZZ"!
     
  3. BigDub

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    I think it puts fear into the heart of others when you play something out of the key signature, like a Bb when it's in the key of D? It has a nice resonance to it....especially when people have stopped playing for the most part.
     
  4. Sethoflagos

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    The knack is to peer immediately into the bell and scratch your head in puzzlement.
     
  5. BigDub

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    I'm sure you don't recommend doing that during the concert, not that I would know, mind you.............:cool:
     
  6. Sethoflagos

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    No, but sometimes you need to break the ice in rehearsals. If people were being a bit too serious, my buddy on tuba would 'warm up' with a few bottom Gs waiting for me to join in with :

     
  7. Bwanabass

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    Same here. Back in high school I picked up a decent used tux for a low price from Tuxedo Junction. There are plenty of inexpensive options out there.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    I equate this to those single note unwritten solos that the 3rd trumpet player seems to get in our band - mind you I play them beautifully.
     
  9. Ed Kennedy

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    OOPS, redundant.
     
  10. bumblebee

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    The UK band I used to play with used to break into the theme to "The Archers", and again it was the bass players who would start it (from about the 1:30 point in the youtube clip).

    Classic BBC Radio Theme ~ The Archers - YouTube

    (This wasn't a totally random song selection - it was one of our staples to play to the visitors who were mainly of the "The Archers"-listening demographic during the summer month esplanade gigs. It had become excruciatingly familiar.)

    --bumblebee

    (I just realised how off the topic of the thread this post was. Sorry about that.)
     
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