In something compact like a trio, getting the other two players to choke your cymbals at the end of a song works well as a bit of stage show IMO.Keep it simple,
How much extra pay does a guitarist with that skill command? I want one
Yeah, that 24" paper thin china is a choke nightmare (of the best possible kindHaha, that's exactly what we do for drummers in the studio choking a larger cymbal. Some of them you almost have to throw a blanket over them to get them to not ring over the silent part.
Love it - want one. I think the trio singer/guitarist is a much more attractive option though
IndeedAwwwwww, how cute! .................
Yes, errand headstocks are to be discouraged, although in most cases, it's the guitar that comes off worseI recently auditioned for a project ( I don't know why they are called projects now, I liked it when they were called bands ). All was going well until the guitar player thought it would be fun to not help me choke the cymbal but crash it with the headstock of his guitar! Ahhhhhh. My new hhx evolution crash. Keep clear of my cymbals you guitar players. You don't see me helping you strum.
Ok, you got me Ian. Not revolutionary at all, just dug up!
Yes, I very much picked up on that, & it felt good Still struggling on this one though, but I'll get there.Actually its kinda nice given how you were in a self confessed feeling of being "out of your comfort zone" ..... kinda "youre part of the band" move by the other 2 !!
Especially the singer / guitarist who "employed" you...not up herself at all ( she even had a smile on her face ) which is great.
Seems you fit in as far as they ( she) is concerned no matter what you feel about if you "belong" !!
Thanks Doc. I don't have anything really. It's only the 3rd rehearsal this coming Friday, so it's all pretty new & disjointed right now. Weird material, really difficult to settle any groove due to almost constant urgency. Nothing like a classic power trio approach. I'm really enjoying the challenge though.That music is pretty bad ass. Can I hear more? Love the stripped down rock feel and how opposite it is from your other high-maintenance rock getup.
My 24" paper thin china carries the same reputationon my practice kit, we call the 24 inch Paiste 2002 "the ride of doom". after each song its still buzzing along by itself and the bass player always grabs it.
They do seem quite comfortable, which is nice after only two rehearsals, & given it's a solo project plus backing musicians situationGood to see some teamwork going on! Seems like they are comfortable with you
At one stage we were practicing Dr Who with me playing the bass with brushes while our bassist made the notes. It sounded pretty good but we decided it was too much trouble, given that it also sounded okay with drums.