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Discussion in 'Worship Service Players' started by FluffyDog6, Apr 28, 2019.
Coffee through the nose again! It burns!
Yep, forgot about the end of that year... lol
Feel ya! In particular with the guys who talent does just fall out of the sky on!! Know several it comes SO easy and natural to it means NOTHING to them. They take it so flippantly and lightly. Then there are the guys like US that fight for everything because we love it but have to work at it. Wonder if the Lord doesnt do that intentionally? Will take folk who have the real love for what they do and are adequate any day over a raw talent superstar that can care less about what they are doing!
I had to resurrect this thread for the sake of capos.
About 10 years ago a new pastor came to our church, I was able to remain on staff to lead worship among other things.
He had done some worship leading in his previous assignment and suggested that we change roles once in a while. I'm very comfortable preaching so this was a reasonable course of action. He can play pretty much any song in the key of G, like some others mentioned in this thread.
On the day we traded he did a song in A (capo 2 with G chord shapes) then, after announcements or something, he did a song in G but... forgot to remove his capo. He started the song in A, the band jumped in (in G) and it sounded like someone pushed a piano out a 3rd story window. The band quickly realized what had happened and jumped into A within a couple measures, including the drummer, bless his heart. About the time the band got to A the worship leading pastor realized what he had done and reached for his capo. I shouted "DON'T DO IT!" from the front row...he did it anyway which brought the whole thing to a crashing halt. Start over.
I've suggested a number of times since then that we trade roles again. He's no longer interested.
For some reason I'm picturing Dewey Cox in the bathroom with their drummer.
"Dewey, you don't want no part of this capo thing!"
"I think I want me some of that!"
Well, I'm the oldest in one of my bands by 20 years. No skinny jeans, or low V cut T shirts, but I use a volume pedal for swells, and delay.
Depends on your church, of course.
I try to avoid playing at churches, where they want me to copy the lead line note for note. I like being able to add my own flavor. I've been playing a lot of pedal steel, on songs that normally don't feature it. Lots of people like the musical "vibe / ambient " sound of pedal and lap steels.
How do you capo a pedal steel? Or do you just always play in the same key?
Seriously. Pedal steel quickly separates the men from the boys musically. Respect.
LOL.. Playing pedal steel has been very humbling indeed.
Last Sunday, the leader asked if I could transpose / play a song from G major to G sharp. I said " sure lets try it. " Surprisingly.. I was able to pull it off. All of my bends ( with the A and B pedals and knee lever) didn't require too much movement of the bar.
Needless to say, I'm working on playing riffs in other keys.
Been a long time since I saw a drummer who could change key so easily. Nicely done.
Without trying to explain why, I'm certain this is not a good sign.
You're killing me.... HaHa Ha
OMG coffee through the nose again!
"DON'T DO IT!!" lololololol
True Story. I promise.
The drummer is really good, like pro level, so he wasn't even phased by the emergency key change.
And yes, without trying to explain why...not a real good sign. I even tried a story of when I got bucked off a horse (another True Story), and when my kid fell off her bike and when my brother fell out of a tree but none of them worked.
What was that joke I read earlier... About THE NEW two string electric bass with five frets. I, vi, IV, V... 99.9999% of CCM is I, vi, IV, V or variations thereof. It's not that hard but you're right, people do need to be familiar with the song.