#1
which band member is usually expected to perform the best? like not screw up and stuff? and which band member do people not really care if they screw up or not?
#2
I think the singer has the most pressure because they're the most obvious if they do, then bassists have the least pressure imo.
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#3
bassist and drummer are meant to be tight and keep the timing and rhythm, the guitarist can **** up and call it a solo.
#4
drummers got play even and be the best in my opinion, and bass is just there to amuse the other members
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uhh whoever is best at their instrument will screw up less?
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#7
I think singer is expected to perform best, and your average listener doesn't pay much attention to the bass, so that's prolly least.
#8
Drummer, if he ****s up, he can throw the whole band off.

its easier to mess up on bass and have it go unnoticed.
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#9
Umm no one is expected to play poorly, everyone should be playing the parts correctly.
#10
By the public, the singer. By the band, the drummer, because if they mess up, everyone els probably will too.
#11
messing up on bass is important., if you're not a guitarcentric dumbass you can hear the bassline helping to keep the flow and when the bass falters you can hear it, if you're not a guitarloving tonedeaf ****tard.
#12
drummer and singer. Then guitar, then bass. But, that's if you play heavy stuff where the bass is either inaudible or just plays with a pick to keep up. If you play rock, all get the same pressure
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#13
ok, if u mess up on bass, people will look at the guitarists, thinking that they messed up on a chord or somethin
there's no one who has less pressure than somebody else
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#14
I think its all the same every instrement to me is as important as the next........in a rockband
#15
messing up on bass is important., if you're not a guitarcentric dumbass you can hear the bassline helping to keep the flow and when the bass falters you can hear it, if you're not a guitarloving tonedeaf ****tard.

your calling most listeners guitarloving tonedeaf ****tards, you know that right?
Most people i know only pay attention to the vocalists, doesn't mean they love guitars, doesn't mean they're tonedeaf, and doesn't mean theyre a ****tard.
#16
i would say drummers need to say on their game because if they mess up... everyone does.

also vocalists will always have eyes on them 80% of the time so if they are missing lines or
notes people will start talking

then on top of that if you are a riff based band if you screw up the riff everyones listening to everyone will notice.

really everyone has to do their job, its an equal commitment for everyone and if someone isnt practicing enough or just lacks skill they are holdong everyone else down
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dude every instrument can regrister with anything from messing up to most pressure
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drummers got play even and be the best in my opinion, and bass is just there to amuse the other members

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#19
singers and guitarists are noticed the most, but its going to sound bad if ANYONE in a band messes up.
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messing up on bass is important., if you're not a guitarcentric dumbass you can hear the bassline helping to keep the flow and when the bass falters you can hear it, if you're not a guitarloving tonedeaf ****tard.

thats kind of..harsh
in my band, to be honest, the bass is just there
our bass player sometimes will just stop playing and it wont make a difference
the drummer however, if they make a mistake can throw off the whole band
granted if the bass player is having a good day everything just generally feels tighter and better
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#21
id say the drummer, you always want to be in time with the drummer, and if he/she messes up, it makes the whole thing sound ****ty, no matter what
the reason i don't say the singer is that people can often realize that everyone else is good, but the singer sucks. Really as long the singer is in tune and doesn't sound like a dog in heat, its all right
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messing up on bass is important., if you're not a guitarcentric dumbass you can hear the bassline helping to keep the flow and when the bass falters you can hear it, if you're not a guitarloving tonedeaf ****tard.

when i jam with other people to songs i only sorta know i listen to the bass line to know when certain parts are coming. i jam with like 8 other guitarists a bassist and a drummer just cuz we can. lol.
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bassist and drummer are meant to be tight and keep the timing and rhythm, the guitarist can **** up and call it a solo.

As a guitar player, I agree with you.
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It really depends on the type of music, in my opinion anyways.

Example: For NIN, live, their drummer has to be 100% accurate and on time, or the entire show is off.

But for other bands, I would expect things such as the Lead guitarist to be near perfect... Like King Diamond, or Children of Bodom. But again, the drums keep them in time...

A lot of non musicians don't really notice the bass too much... That is, until it's not there.



+1 with the exception of the last line.

When that Gurillaz song "Feel Good Inc." was really popular, most of the kids in my school didn't even notice the bass in the beginning.
#26
It is probably most important for singer to be flawless. Most listeners don't play instruments and can't relate to them at all really, while everyone can speak, and therefore can attempt to sing at least, allowing everyone to relate to them. So more people are paying attention the singer than anything else usually. It is also imperative that the drummer keeps good time because if he doesn't everyone else will probably screw up. The guitarist is 3rd because if he makes a couple mistakes you will probably never notice, but if he starts racking them up, the whole thing seems like crap. Bass is least because they could literally stop playing for a couple seconds and no one would even notice.
#27
the drummer effs up then everyone does, if the singer effs up ppl will notice but the band will be able to continue playing
#28
IMO the drummer needs to not mess up.


If he/she screws up, the band screws up.
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#29
if the drummer screws up, the whole band screws up.

if the guitarist screws up, it's called "improvisation."
#30
guitarist f*ck ups are so easy to cover up.

drumming not so much. it'll throw EVERYONE off. Singers, eh, not too bad unless you pull an Axl Rose and kick a fan's ass midsong, or leave because you had a penny thrown at you
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messing up on bass is important., if you're not a guitarcentric dumbass you can hear the bassline helping to keep the flow and when the bass falters you can hear it, if you're not a guitarloving tonedeaf ****tard.


all these people are think about the songs with basslines with really easy root notes. to me. its the drummer. as long as he is in time though is the key and doesnt play to many and counts. if i screw up playing bass on any of the songs i play its noticeable. we only have one guitarist. and you can always here me. except i need to turn down a little to be a bit under the guitarist. cause sound is funny. dont like it even with the songs we play. like it under. its easy to hear anyways
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#34
Everyone who said singer is obviously wrong, the general public doesn't know a good sung note from a bad one have you seen live MCR videos? seriously.
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