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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Jonathan31, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM.

  1. Gibson Dog

    Gibson Dog Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't think you are but not 100% you aren't being sarcastic. I spend a lot of time in Nashville & the worst working musicians there are better than most. The good ones are mind blowing!

    If you're a live jukebox what's wrong with looking at the chords just to get an idea? Most of us have learned thousands of songs if someone yells out a Journey song or whatever, yeah I learned all that stuff but I haven't played most of it in 20 years I think most would need at least a quick look. I certainly would.
     
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    Gibson Dog Silver Supporting Member

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    100% correct.
     
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  3. 2HBStrat

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    I'm not a bit sarcastic in that post...
     
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  4. 27sauce

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    What’s not so, that a lot is relative, or that most have to have day/second jobs?
     
  5. Gibson Dog

    Gibson Dog Silver Supporting Member

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    I was 99.9% sure & that's how I took it.
     
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  6. JoeInOttawa

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    That most (referring to the band the OP mentioned working at night) who work at night have to have day jobs.
     
  7. 27sauce

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    The quote I was replying to was a general statement about bar bands making good tips. I’ve been there enough to know I would not want to survive on tips.

    On the flip side, I can’t recall the last time my band ever earned a tip! Any tips would be “a lot”, relative to my situation.
     
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    Most places that we play expect the band to put out a tip jar...not the casinos but most places.
     
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    That whole seasonal thing is so wild to me. I’ve been to Nashville in February and I’ve been in June. I would love to make the kind of tips they make in June, year round.

    It’s just insane to me that the work is the same, but the pay can be so different. For me, I do 3 sets, I get paid the same. Rain or shine, 3 people or 3,000. The work is the same.
     
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    Nope. My friend is a professinal drummer their and it is common to see most bands do this. They are trying to get noticed so they all know a ton of tunes and are ridiculous players
     
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    Yes, this is my understanding too. If you're good...you are playing at noon then across town at 5, and you show up and try to earn your stripes at the prime jam spots in the Evenings. It takes awhile of paying dues, making connections, earning your stripes with the rhythm sections and Bandleaders...but it's their way of making sure a guy doesn't get off the Bus and take somebody's livelihood without having the chops and attitude of Professionalism. Think of it like an Apprenticeship!
     
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  12. Vaibhav Joshi

    Vaibhav Joshi Member

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    Haha, wow.
    Conspiracyyyyy :crazy:bitch
     
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  13. Vaibhav Joshi

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    Anything from chords to rhythm to lyrics to no. of flats/sharps (Key signature).
    Maybe not the key signature but whatever it is, it's giving them a glimpse of the backbone of the song.
    You can take my word for it.
     
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    Well, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
    Guitar pickers in Nashville
    And they can pick more notes than the number of ants
    On a Tennessee ant hill
    Yeah, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
    Guitar cases in Nashville
    And any one that unpacks 'is guitar could play
    Twice as better than I will
     
  15. derekd

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    Yeah, I know.

    It was a joke.
     
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    Of course, everyone understands the high level of musicianship in N'ville.

    It was a joke.
     
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  17. Miroslav L

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    To tell the truth....YES!
    I don't get the obsession with hearing the same "hit" songs that have already been played to death on radio or streams...only to hear them get played to death (often poorly) all over again by cover bands.

    Sure...if you want to just get gigs, you're kinda stuck, because many clubs/bars/venues want the music that will keep people dancing/drinking (they couldn't care less about your creativity)...but as musicians, is that REALLY what makes your day...what inspires you...what drives you to be creative and to stick with it year after year...? Playing the same old, beaten to death covers?
    I would rather get one good original music gig in a month, than 10 cover gigs...at Nashville or anywhere else.

    YMMV...

    Of course, if you play covers just for the $$$, then it's just another job...and it's got little to do with music creativity, anyway.
     
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    Probably photos of themselves in the studio laying down the original tracks that ended up on the records. ;)o_O:eek:
     
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    I have played in bars, festivals, special events all my life. If you want to make almost nothing. Play in bars. Still to this day the lowest paid hardest work there is.
     
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    If you are playing covers it's always about making at least some money. Even if you mix it with originals or take liberties with the cover songs. No one in the general public will pay money to go see/hear a band full of people they don't know, play songs that they have never heard. My main band is mostly covers. we do take some liberties with them. and we don't try to play every little nuance note for note.
     
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