Thread: My band drama
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:46 PM
TMe TMe is offline
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Originally Posted by Channing View Post
Is this normal?
If you're in a garage band, it's completely normal.

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Originally Posted by Channing View Post
He wanted me to play it so fast that I had to completely change the drum beat…
Most singers/musicians don't understand that a drummer can't simply play the same thing at a radically different tempo.

The same part at a different tempo might be outside a drummer's range, the same way a different key might be outside a singer's range. Even if the drummer has enough range to make the change, the same part might sound dreadful at a different tempo.

I explained to my band that I could write three different versions of every song, but then we'd have to practice all three versions of every song, and none of us has enough time for that.

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Originally Posted by larryace View Post
The use of the word "no" is warranted here.
I attended a seminar where the speaker said the first rule of being assertive is "Never accept a no-win situation". If it isn't going to work, just say "No." That isn't being bossy or aggressive, that's just being realistic.

Last edited by TMe; 04-02-2019 at 07:02 PM.
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