Wonderful Rehearsal!

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I don't post in the section very often, but I had a great expereince tonight that I would like to share. Every year, I play for my church and a community choir for the Martin Luther King Day Celebration. I often don't make too many rehearsals simply because work and family make it difficult. This year has been the same, however, I made to rehearsal today, and I pray I will be able to make to rehearsal Saturday morning.

    The bottom line was that the choir was slammin' and the choirmaster/keyboardist and I drummer I don't know were airtight. I felt like a bee floating in the air playing with everybody! Some of the songs I knew, the others were pretty easy to sort out on the fly. One Gospel song was done Latin style, and I played a Tumbao style bassline! My Jazz was sounding great, and my Sadowsky preamp had it shaking the floor!:eek: I actually had to go passive for the sake of the choir during much of the practice, but the sound was still there, just quieter.

    The bottom line is that I spend a heck of alot of time GAS-ing, but a good night of music is a great reminder that the true joy comes in playing music, not obsessing over gear.:)
  2. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Excellent! I hope the actual gig goes that well.
  3. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    That's why we do it. Magic moments, magic memories. There's nothing better.
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It will!:):bassist::cool:
  5. That's Great to hear that your GAS obsession netted you a return, Dr. Cheese! :cool: It's always nice to be able to concentrate on the music/voices when your stuff is happenin'! :bassist:

  6. jmccain


    Sep 14, 2007

    Thanks for sharing your experience.
  7. damon106


    May 21, 2007
    Yea I don't see you post here at all cheese, nice to hear about this though,definitely a place we all want to get to. Hat's off to ya 'bro ( you know I had to google tumbao ! had no idea what the bejesus you were talking about...):eyebrow:
  8. kirkm24


    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    I know the feeling. There have only been a few times in my 12 years of playing where I was completely in the zone and everything was just perfect. You could have a Squier running through a Crate amp and if you are "there" it doesn't matter. Gear is fun and cool but a good playing experience is always the best!

    Have fun at the service. It probably also helps that you are part of a service that commemorates a great person and a great message of hope and equality.
  9. lopxtc

    lopxtc Guest

    Jan 18, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Cheese man you gotta let me know when you play sometime. Ive only ever caught you at the GTG's so I need to get out to see you play sometime.

  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You can see me at Mt. Joy Baptist Church on Scwartz St. in Edwardsville, IL this coming Monday at 10:00 if you are off for MLK Day.:) I hope I don't hit too many bad notes.:bag:
  11. Praise the Lord...a positive thread! ;)
  12. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    Nice to start the day on a POSITIVE note !

    Congrats - it will only get better. Have Fun!
  13. buzzbass


    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    I love moments like that. It's a pretty special feeling when you know everything has come together and the band is smokin'. I love that feeling
  14. bjlevine


    Dec 4, 2008
    I play in a Yes tribute band, so I'm pretty used to the first few takes on a song being somewhat of a train wreck. At our last rehearsal, we ran through the song "America" for the second time, and it was pretty magical. A few misses here and there but otherwise nearly spot on. Its nice when it happens.
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I would just like to say that the service was great! The choir really rocked, and the rythmn section was nice and tight. I got a great sound. I truly swear by my Sadowsky outboard preamp. It honestly brings my Fender Jazz to higher level. Using that preamp, I got a very modern sound that is perfect for Urban Gospel. Unless you are a total GAS freak like me, a Sadowsky preamp can save you a whole lot of money because it essentially gives you an extra bass in a stomp box.:)