1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

communication = communicating

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by nortonrider, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. nortonrider


    Nov 20, 2007
    Communication, when, where did we lose the ability to do it?

    These threads keep popping up like:

    . My guitarist is too loud
    . My drummer get's too stoned at gigs
    . My guitar player doesn't practice
    . My singer talks too much between songs

    Why don't you just SAY SOMETHING to them about it and try to get the "issue" resolved?

    Have we become so PC or such pussys that we can't say what we feel for risking hurting someone's feelings or damaging their fragile ego?
    In the never ending quest to make the band the best that it can be, members need to play their role. period!

    Choirs have Directors
    Orchestras have Conductors
    Football teams have Coaches
    Ships have Captains
    Armies have Generals

    Why do they have these guys? to provide direction to individuals and have them perform effectively as a unit.

    What if the football coach didn't tell the receiver what pattern to run?
    What if the ships captain didn't tell the guy driving the boat what course to take?

    This direction is always given one way - through communication!
    Is there a member of your band "screwing things up" Just Tell them!

    A pretty simple but a seemingly foreign concept to musicians.
  2. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Oh that's IT!!! I'm outta here!

  3. Revolutionary Concept
  4. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    It's this younger generation; they'll tweet, text, Facebook, go on forums and do everything except talk face to face with someone. I think part of it is that they watch this reality show trash which depicts every conversation as a fight with the loudest, nastiest a-hole declared the winner. They don't have a role model of two adults talking through a disagreement in a civil manner and coming to a mutually agreed on compromise.
  5. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Fire them
  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    In my experience when someone says to me: Why don't you do this instead of that? I nod my head like I agree completely, and just do what the hell I want to.

    Listening to what people have to say is probably more important than saying something to someone.
  7. nortonrider


    Nov 20, 2007
    I really can't tell if you are serious or just trying yo be funny.
  8. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Just take a look at the man's face. He's always funny, whether he wants to be or not.
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    My point would be that people just don't listen. My old drummer and I would critique each other constantly. Neither one of us has much of an ego, and it was a good system.

    Other people in the band however...... It was just easier to work around them than to actually work with them.
  10. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    You make me smile with my heart.......

Share This Page