Lose the music stands

Discussion in 'Band Wagon' started by blowtorch, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. BeatlesAreMyJam

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    hey what does one do if a website that I have posted a lot of compelling, readable content has locked me out?
     
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    not 2 threadcrap
     
  3. studio1087

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    I think pads are fairly discreet. No listeners have ever commented. I use a pad. We all do.

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    Rod didn’t need a stand; just held the lyrics on a sheet of paper.

     
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    It may look like a music stand, but it's really my muso mirror...
     
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    Why not just pull up a chair and have a drink handy while playing too.
    A light snack could also be within arms reach between songs.
    Could be a cool look for those intimate acoustic gigs.

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    In the mid 90s, TITO LARRIVA and his band, TARANTULA played entire shows seated. It did not lack for impact that I can tell u. You may have caught them in the ROBERT RODRIGUEZ FILM FROM DUSK TIL DAWN with Harvey Keitel and George Clooney. They were the house band at THE TITTY TWISTER. Remember??

     
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    And 4 my next #...

     
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    isn't improvising the point?
     
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    I don't gig, but there are songs that I have played hundreds of times and I couldn't tell you the chords. Never actually tried to memorize anything though...
     
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    Why the Hell do you care what tools other people use to make music?
    If you go to a show where stands are being used, well, the door is that way.
     
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    That’s why I never noticed that there was a band.
     
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    The irony for me is that I actually prefer the look of a music stand with a couple fake books and a 3 ring binder on it... Lol

    It just looks more legit.

    I have a desktop pc with a 32 inch monitor in my teaching studio, right next to a big old Manhasset.

    Most of the music I like requires music stands at some point in its development.

    The Ramones didn't need no stinkin' music stands. The Ramones were also musically illiterate and addicted to heroin.

    Dee Dee Ramone used to fill the air spaces under the pick guard of his P-Bass with plumber's caulk, because he felt it made the bass sound "heavier". I'm sure it added a few pounds to the weight of the bass...
     
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    I don't care if I see them or not. Not dead center though.
     
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    Didn’t he write most of the songs? Why on earth would he need a music stand?

    ;) Peter
     
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    I've used a tablet on a stand for lyrics a couple of times for low-key gigs but other than that, no. Learn how the songs go and commit it to memory, then you can focus on the performance at the gig. I believe looking at sheet music actually hinders, rather than helps, performance because of the cognitive functions needed at the same time - reading, understanding and following where you are whilst trying to sing and play an instrument.

    In an old band we had a new bass player join. He used a stand for rehearsals, OK fair enough he's new to our set. But then he would use it at gigs, turning the pages like a classical musician and having to stop while he did it. To make things worse, it wasn't a discreet-looking black thing but a multi-coloured one like you might see someone using whilst playing recorder at a school concert.
     
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    If memory serves, there were some covers performed during that session, including Leadbelly's "In The Pines".

    No excuse though IMO, learn the damn song and leave the stand at home
     
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    For me personally I try to avoid having the crutch; it takes me away from being a musician. When I play in my jazz group it really doesn't take much to get to know the progressions and general feel of the tune enough to fake it without being tied the lead sheets.

    The only time it's really annoying to me is when I see a group and the singer has their eyes constantly buried in whatever is on the stand. It comes across as being disconnected from the audience, so I naturally disconnect from the group I'm watching. To each their own...I totally get that some folks just have anxiety, memory problems, or whatever and I would never judge or begrudge them their gig, they're having fun and more power to them, but it's just hard for me to connect with them if they aren't connecting with me and that's sort of the main part of the lead singer's job.
     
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