Re: Words of wisdom..
- From: bassman2 <vince_angeloni_1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:55:52 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 21, 9:08 am, "JoeSpareBedroom" <newstr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"bassman2" <vince_angelon...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I know you can sit at home and practice with the great artists you
have on albums, but nothing beats having to play with a real band.
It's much harder - you all have to contribute to get a vibe and swing
going. At home, playing along with your favorite records, it doesn't
matter if you drop a beat, play loosely or wrong or even stop playing
altogether - the album continues happily.
And there's the secret to practicing correctly while alone: NEVER stop
because of a mistake. Play as if you can't stop. Stop only if you've made
the same mistake repeatedly. At that point, it's time to figure out why.
Yes, it's great to play with other people, but when nobody has a clue about
the song's arrangement, it's called an open jam. :-) Or, it means everyone
in the band is lying about having done their homework.
Interesting...I read somewhere of sessions with "hardened" jazz
musicians where the "form" was totally out the door and it was all
about improvizing there and then..
Puzzling concept, but truly amazing if you can pull it off!
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