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Old 06-21-2010, 01:02 AM
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Default Re: A Little bit of Theory

I can definitely relate with you. When I see a band live, one of the things I love most about it is seeing them enjoy performing. Especially if we're talking about a loud rock band as opposed to an acoustic guitarist or a smal jazz group (although Thelonious Monk was a notoriously good dancer...)

As far as the difference between the band members, it can be tough to seem involved when we're confined to our drum throne. But I definitely hate to see drummers hiding behind their kit, totally indifferent to the music or the audience. Like pollyanna said, at least the frontman/woman should feel the need to engage the audience more. I think it naturally adds so much energy and feeling to the music. I've played a gig as a guitarist/singer before, and I felt that moving my body with the music and making eye contact with the audience helped me get into the music more easily.

This thread reminds me of a video...
"If you think you're more important than the drums, you've got another thing coming." -Tony Williams
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