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Old 01-04-2019, 04:44 PM
Dino Silone Dino Silone is offline
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Originally Posted by TBman View Post
Non-players expects that everyone that plays is a radio/cd and if they don't reproduce the original exactly they aren't any good. I have heard this comment from many non-players as we watched a cover band play. Oh, and if you don't play anything they know, you aren't any good then either.

2 reasons why I didn't bother playing out when I was younger.
I played with one trumpet player who made the argument, “You can’t go wrong by playing a top-40 tune exactly note-for-note. You know people will like it, because they already did...”

We didn’t see eye-to-eye. I’ve also heard (and still hear) your last sentence a lot. I played out for a good 30 years, then stopped. It wasn’t because of this, though. But the worst comment I ever heard was while I was working as a bass player in a straight-ahead band that played standards and worked cocktail hours, dinners, parties, ... After one job, a guy came up to us and said, “You guys were great — Not too loud!”. Sigh.
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