If you were with us on Saturday, November 17th at the Amplify Conference, you will remember the general session we had about playing together as a team. It’s one thing to be very talented on your instrument — certainly, keep developing that skill! But, the first thing that you notice (hopefully) when you show up to a rehearsal for the first time is that it takes far more than skill on your instrument to fit into the overall sound in a band context.
In the coming weeks, I’m going to be posting video clips and articles that relate to just that — what it means to play together as a band. Did you know that it’s possible (and very common) to overplay? Do you know what to listen for when trying to figure out your part? Did you know that there are other instruments in the band that have the potential of clashing with your instrument just by where they’re playing on the fretboard or octave on the piano? How do we listen for these potential issues and what do we do to avoid them?
Stay tuned — We’ll dive into all of these questions and much more in the coming days and weeks!