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Aug 2, 2021 - 7:17:50 PM



111 posts since 4/25/2021

Off-topic: in my teens I loved Dvorak. I have played with the same community orchestra on and off since 1988. I don't think they've ever gone 6 months without playing something by Dvorak. They're almost as bad with Brahms and Schubert and now I hate all three of them. It even ruined Jaws for me and that's a great movie ??

Aug 2, 2021 - 10:56:44 PM

234 posts since 3/2/2013

Originally posted by sdfarris

My personal philosophy:

" There are no boring songs, only boring musicians"

If you get tired of playing FMB or Cripple Creek or Ballad of Jed Clampett all the time, step up your game and try to make it more interesting. The audience probably won't notice, but it will keep you engaged. Change keys, syncopate, quote another tune in the middle, throw in that new bluesy lick you just learned, play the whole thing above the 12th fret, whatever it takes. That's a big part of what make it fun for me - expanding my boundaries and making it a little different every time. 

Béla Fleck playing Cripple Creek

Tony Trischka playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Right on, You beat me to it.

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