How often are you called upon to solo?


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I've done exactly one, and it was 4 bars, in the middle of a singer/song-writer gig which was kind of weird. I played 3.5 bars of the groove from the rest of the song with a bit of extra snare, did an extended fill that got us back into the song and that was that.

There's no room in my band's music for a solos (I don't do that much in the way of fills to be honest), so I'm rarely asked and even more rarely do I take them. I like What Larry was saying about not having the rest of the band cut out. I feel like that's a far more musical approach to a solo.