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Old 12-02-2007, 12:52 AM
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Default Re: Dont tell me what to do!

There's no absolute solution when it comes to this type of thing. In every band I've been in, I've been given suggestions about what to play here and there. I don't mind it until it gets to a point where it's just ridiculous and I feel like I have no control over what I play. That's when I put my foot down and make it clear I'll gladly take suggestions, but not orders.

Maintaining that balance is very important when you're playing with other people. You don't all share the same ears, so it's inevitable that you're going to want to make suggestions to the other guys in the band. And you owe it to them to listen to what they have to say and, if it's agreeable, make changes in your playing. But you should by no means be an organ-grinder monkey and do whatever they tell you to do.
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