Re: Visual cues on stage?
- From: Pt <peatea@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 06:43:50 -0700
On Oct 20, 12:54 am, "JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborea...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Pt" <pea...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Oct 19, 8:16 pm, "JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborea...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My band's 3 weeks from our first gig, and putting the finishing touches
arrangements. So, last night, the guitarist's playing a solo which,
of pedal effects and just being a so-so solo, sounds like mush. Totally
disconnected from the root notes of the song. Last weekend, the solo
8 measures. Last night, 12. And, it's got no "wrap up", like something
Duane Allman, SRV, Santana, etc. So, we're all like "I thought it was
be 8 measures or 12 or 6" depending on who was talking. I said "Well, why
can't it be flexible, and you give us some sort of visual cue. Anything -
look over your shoulder, whatever". I didn't want to say "Your solo's
totally nondescript so it doesn't communicate anything like when you're
Everybody looks at me like I'm nuts, and every one of them says "Huh?
needed cues like that in other bands." OK. I see it happening all the
in better bands.
Am I nuts to ask for this?
I saw David Sanborn performing a solo with Eric Clapton and Sheryl
Crow where he went on and on.
Everyone just smiled and waited for the drummer to give a cue to start
the next verse.
But, how did the drummer know?- Hide quoted text -
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Usually a solo is the length of a verse or verse plus chorus.
Drummer should know when a verse ends.
Like a 12 bar.
The drummer plays a hard fill at the end of the 12th bar.
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