Agreed, it's one of my favorite parts too. It's just this nice little extra piece that takes up a half measure, turning the last chorus around so it starts two beats later than you expect. Just a nice little detail, but I totally understand how it is to throw a lot of tunes together all at once! Sometimes you have to gloss over the little things just to get the job done, I've been doing the same thing with Phish tunes lately to help out a band in a crisis. I'd love to spend the time getting them 100% learned but I just can't fit it in.Tennessee Jedi wrote:To this hack guitarist you guys sound like seasoned pros !Murphy52 wrote:
I will admit, however, that in an effort to get this band "gig ready" we learned 40 tunes very quickly. Now we are revisiting them to look for improvements to our hasty arrangements. So, this is great feedback!
I do think the part in question is a great way to release musical tension/ add resolution to some other-wise static chord changes. Good luck Murph and crew
I used to think like you, Ricky... I never liked the nitpicky nuts & bolts aspect of music much, I just liked jamming. I still prefer jams and I hate most of the "hit a bomb here" parts. (Later Bertha comes to mind, they sucked all the life right out of it when they added those stupid pre-determined hits under Jerry's solo IMHO.) But over the years I've come to appreciate the value of learning things the "correct" way. The trick is to learn the "correct" way well enough that you don't have to think about it on stage. Then you have the freedom to cover the parts or deviate when you choose, and real self-expression can happen.
Charlie Parker had the best quotes on the topic:
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
This quote has occurred with in many different phrasings, including: "Learn the changes, then forget them."