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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bten, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. bten


    Apr 20, 2007
    Waiting (resting) instead of playing a note because you aren't sure what the guitar player is going to do and don't want to clash when he is wrong? Thanks.
  2. patplaysbass

    patplaysbass Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    If I had to wait to hear what note a guitar player is going to hit for fear of him being wrong, I'd never play a note. Play what you want. If he's off then it's his his problem to fix, not yours.
  3. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    If you know the chord changes, the notes don't matter.

    Part of musicianship/band developement is thinking as "one unit" and anticipating what your mates will do.
  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
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    Is this a jam band?

    Play the "right" notes and find another guitar player.

    It's not your job to make a guitar player who plays thewrong notes sound good.

    I think the term is "gui****".
  5. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    If you know the chords, there shouldn't really be an issue.
  6. bten


    Apr 20, 2007
    OK guess there isn't one.
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    "Tacet" is the term for not playing...but it's not usually associated with a reason.
  8. Hapa


    Apr 21, 2011
    Tustin, CA
    stop time, or Nuance cue's coming from the Broadway side of things playing for actors, there is a Latin word for when holding an indefinite long note under a singer in opera...
  9. patplaysbass

    patplaysbass Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Also, tacet is generally only used when a player is out for one or more movements of a multi-movement piece. When I was in high school we did Oklahoma. I played viola in the pit. One of my french horn playing friends really wanted to be in it, but there was no part for him. So we gave sheet music for every piece in the musical... marked tacet.
  10. In the bedroom, the guitar player never makes a mistake and always follows the bass players lead.

    In reality it is called listening. Not too many people can do it well.
  11. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    I think the most appropriate one for this situation is " abbandonare" .

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