playing behind a vocalist

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by songbook, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. duanemassey

    duanemassey Piano User

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    I'm from Texas, we don't do that foo-foo stuff down here...
     
  2. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    The best way to make certain a vocalist never comes back .... don't hire them in the first place. :dontknow:


    Turtle
     
  3. tptshark

    tptshark Pianissimo User

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    Listen to Harry 'Sweets' Edison! :)
     
  4. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    AND that explains why it is such a big state.
     
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  5. Ed Lee

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    Aw shucks, every performance is a show that requires rehearsal. If there is a vocalist, the object of the instrumentalists is to showcase them ... or to send them packing at rehearsal, and vice versa. Such varies, if a soprano I may harmonize on the alto part, if a tenor lead, I may harmonize with bass on my euphonium. Years and years ago, there was an alto who sang Schubert's Ave Maria beautifully, and I played a soft descant throughout. If at the actual performance the lead vocalist is a horror, the audience attributes the same negativity to the instrumentalists and/or other vocalists backing them. The big bands did pretty well with their vocalists.
     

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