Pros Messing Up/Hitting Clams?

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  1. screamtone

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    Some of the Heads might remember the "Fare Thee Well" Dead shows that had Trey Anastasio as part of the band. Trey clammed so hard on one of the transitions between movements in "Terrapin Station," and visibly said "****" when it happened. I kind of felt bad for him, but I think I paid like $30 to stream that show.
     
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    Amazing and unexpected things happen when you’re playing on the edge. Falling off at times is inevitable but hopefully worth it.
     
  3. viper

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    Ok, either Duane, Dickey, or Berry Oakley coming in a shade too early (or too late?) after the drum and solo breakdown during “One Way Out”. Or is it just me catching it? They all fall back into rhythm pretty quickly.
     
  4. stevel

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    Oh, there were you tube videos ;-)
     
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    And no mention of Nick Jonas's solo is complete without the Samurai Guitarist telling the truth...

     
  6. stevel

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    Mine were Alex parts, so this is all the more comforting :)
     
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    Well, though the other two guys get the recognition for the technical pyrotechnics (deservedly so), Alex’s parts are very difficult to pull off as well as he does. He’s extremely tricky.
     
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    That was hilarious!!!
     
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    The clams ain't the problem...it's what you do with them that makes all the difference.
    For the blues guys...a clam ain't a clam if you just repeat it a couple of times! :D ;)
     
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    Anything the audience doesn't notice doesn't count.
     
  11. stevel

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    I also work with orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as soloists.

    I saw Eliot Fisk (classical guitarist) and he was horrible. I've seen some other classical pianists who were in their 70s or 80s who just missed a few things in some fast passages where age was probably a factor - but these were people who were flawless back in the 1980s or even 1960s.

    I saw the Julliard String Quartet openly laugh at mistakes they made and also dis the venue as a "high school auditorium" (so their attitude was that it didn't matter and it wasn't worth putting in any effort).

    I've worked backstage and hear almost everyone come off stage chuckling about some mistake they made - these aren't the level of one of the big soloists but I've heard it with the likes of the American Brass Quintet - it'll be "did you hear me come in early in the 2nd movement".

    I suppose the thing about the pros is, they realize their mistake instantaneously and recover immediately and are able to do so without ruining the performance.

    Of course, we do that in rock tunes all the time as well - but granted a lot of times the music is sometimes much less structured and easier to do that with.
     
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    That one's been with me since the first time I played the album, back when it was released...I think it was Dickey iirc, but $hit, it's been a while...:cool:
     
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    ^^this
     
  14. Matt Sarad

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    Jerry Garcia was clam Central. I saw Eric Johnson auger in last tour.
     
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    Happens to the best of them.

     
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    Great post! I've been to many classical solo & chamber recitals, and I've never heard anyone make a mistake that I could identify. I go expecting a virtually flawless performance, and my HOPE is that I will catch a performance that has that "1 night in every 100" type of magic. In 2000, I saw Anne-Sophie Mutter lead a performance of the Shostakovich Piano Trio that was absolutely breath-taking. When it was over, I leaned over to an older gentleman sitting next to me (I had gone by myself) and asked him, "Is it just me, or was that really special?" He assured me that it was very special indeed. It was a night I'll never forget.
     
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    It's Berry that comes in a beat early, so the drummers have to adjust, quite well.
     
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    Cobain starts out his solo from Nirvana Unplugged’s “man who sold the world” with a very obvious clam
     
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    trey is one of my favorites but he’s been the mayor of Clamtown for at least 10 years. Steamed, fried, chowdered...his clams are the freshest
     
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  20. Silvertree

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    I was today years old when I learned what hitting a clan meant.
     
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