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NylonDaveNylonDave Glasgow✭✭✭ Perez Valbuena Flamenca 1991
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From our very own AndyW
'Playing by ear is a skill !'
Good to know if, like me, you need to make up for a lack of talent with hard work.

You guys ?

D.
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  • michaelbmichaelb New
    edited March 31 Posts: 3

    “Nobody gives a $%#* if you can solo”

    as told to me by Tonk Edwards one of the greatest jazz guitarists I’ve ever known. Tonk played with Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae (as well as with Bill Evans, Chet, etc) for years. Beautiful player (soloist included) and person. It was a tongue in cheek way of saying never forget that the role of a guitarist is to comp and hold down the rhythm. I’ve never forgotten it and am reminded often to keep up my rhythm chops and chording practice. We all want to be great soloists, but don’t spend enough practice time comping to make other soloist sound good.
    NylonDaveBill Da Costa Williams
  • AndyWAndyW Glasgow Scotland UK✭✭✭ Clarinets & Saxes- Selmer, Conn, Buescher, Leblanc et.al. // Guitars: Gerome, Musicalia, Bucolo et. al.
    Posts: 306
    Me? LoL - the only advice *I* can give is "the more you learn, the less you know" :-)
    BonesmichaelbNylonDave
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  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
    edited March 31 Posts: 1,305
    I like all these thoughts.

    Just playing the melody with occasional cool variations is real nice.

    I’ve given up on trying to out-django Django... ain’t gonna happen!
    vanmalmsteenmichaelbNylonDaveBonesDeuxDoigts_Tonnerre
    I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.

    If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.
  • crookedpinkycrookedpinky Glasgow✭✭✭✭ Alex Bishop D Hole, Anastasio, Godefroy Maruejouls
    Posts: 682
    Lango Djabgo - I can't even django Django never mind out-django him.
    NylonDaveAndrew UlleBonesDeuxDoigts_Tonnerre
    always learning
  • "Play the song" - every non-GJ jazz musician.
  • vanmalmsteenvanmalmsteen Cameron Park ,CANew DiMaruro, Paris swing, Altamira m30d , Altimira Mod M
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  • NylonDaveNylonDave Glasgow✭✭✭ Perez Valbuena Flamenca 1991
    Posts: 444
    Strange you should disavow the most helpful thing I ever heard you say Andy. But yes donkeys do indeed live a long time.

    D.
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    Not sure to understand what this conversation is about :/
  • AndyWAndyW Glasgow Scotland UK✭✭✭ Clarinets & Saxes- Selmer, Conn, Buescher, Leblanc et.al. // Guitars: Gerome, Musicalia, Bucolo et. al.
    Posts: 306
    Not sure to understand what this conversation is about :/

    Me neither, and he's talking about me... :#
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