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So... What Do We Do Now?

Discussion in 'Band Wagon' started by Tele-beeb, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    I don’t mean the TDPRI community or bands as a whole... I mean my guys.

    Not many (or any) paying bars. Mostly weddings or the like, or stuff like resthomes or fundraisers... just for fun.
    Now that Orwell has came true, what to do?
    Grumble.
    When life throws lemons sorta’ thing.
    So... ideas? I’m not in it for money, I just want to have fun.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. blowtorch

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    Bagpipes. The answer is always bagpipes


    It's the original social distancing musical instrument
     
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    Download Jamulus and play with other musicians in real time. There is a HYOOJ community out there playing right now.
     
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    what’s the difference in a bagpipe and an onion?

    nobody cries if you cut up a bagpipe.
     
  5. brookdalebill

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    Vocal practice.
    Work on harmonies, matching phrasing, pitch, articulation, etc.
    Safely, of course.
    Very few bands seem to do this, IMO.
    Most people (audiences) only care about the singers, again, just my opinion.
     
  6. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    True... and I find more and more (from my Sunday morning gigs) nobody cares about delay taps or which drive I use. Heck... they sometimes can’t even hear me even though I might put in four to five hours prep time a week. Makes me step back and wonder why the effort?
     
  7. CJM3309

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    I think the answer is to get a Rat

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  8. Mike Simpson

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    All the new bagpipes players be scrapping over that one gig a year on saint patty’s day...
     
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  9. blowtorch

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    The joke in the bagpipe community is that the steady gig is funerals, and there's been plenty of those.
     
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  10. blowtorch

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    And while everyone zooming into attend the funeral, you don't have to do that. bagpipes are freaking loud ,you can play from miles away
     
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    Just so you know Patrick is shortened to Paddy not Patty.
    I know this cos my father-in-law is Irish and named Patrick (Paddy).

    St Patty's day would be when you celebrate uncooked fish cakes.

    This is what we do now :)
     
  12. scottser

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    Please don't call it that.
     
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    As for my little self I follow the advice of Tom Bukovac and start to learn songs from the Beatles. I now work on "Norvegian Wood" quite a nice flatpicking exercice. On the other hand I started to practice more fingerpicking songs and learn "Blues runs the game" from Jackson C Franck with Bert Jansch version a great song
     
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    Agreed re: the frustration of the times we're in.

    If its 'the performance' you're particular to feel the vibe for again ... There's always busking, perhaps, +1 of your band mates ( there's one of mine I welcome being at least 1m away from :lol:) ?
    Just put up a sign to say donations for "X" charity and see what happens. Of course, City or rural environment/ busking spot you can get... can/will impact on the success of that.
    But, I appreciate... It ain't the same as playing a gig!

    Here, after a brief respite of barely 8 weeks... Brum is back in a lock-down, although not quite as severe as through the Spring :mad:.
     
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    Jipes Def. could spend some time learning Bert Jansch stuff... As for the Beatles... 50 years later... Still not satisfied with my playing of.. If I needed someone!
     
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  16. Mike Simpson

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    I have been thankful for the outdoor gigs. Got about three more on the schedule before it gets too cold.
    I imagine we'll sit tight till spring, after early November~
     
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    Around here neighborhoods are having informal block parties, and in some cases bands are playing. Like some homeowner in the neighborhood is in the band, or has friends who are in a band, etc. Somebody offers to run a extension cord for power or let the band use the front porch or driveway or whatever. Everybody else brings their own food, drinks, chairs, etc. Video has been posted to Facebook of some of these, and it looks like people are having a great time!
     
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  20. Ron R

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    I wouldn't say they only care about the singer, but primarily for sure. A good singer can make an OK group of musicians very popular. But a group of fantastic musicians with a bad singer isn't getting invited back.
     
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