#1
I'm the bassist in a praise band. I know a bit of music theory, and my and thinks it's amazing when I change the key in my head, which goes to show how little they know. However, sometimes, they skip beats completely in the music, so sometimes a bar has 3 and a half beats in a bar instead of 4. It's really ticked me off lately, and the lead singer/rhthym guitarist refuses to admit that he's not counting right. What do I do?
#3
Quit. That will show them.

Or since you play bass, play it correctly, and when they play it wrong it will sound horrible.
#4
Quote by stratguy335
Quit. That will show them.

Or since you play bass, play it correctly, and when they play it wrong it will sound horrible.

they'll blaim him ppb
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haha

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#5
Quote by stratguy335
Quit. That will show them.

Or since you play bass, play it correctly, and when they play it wrong it will sound horrible.


Yeah, this is what I do when my band does something terribly off. I keep playing it the right way until they get it right with me.
#6
I'm just saying it from personal experience. I played in a praise band and was easily the best musician there, so whenever an incident like this happened, I always had to show everyone on all their instruments how to do it properly.
#7
You know what? I am a drummer, and I have the SAME problem with one of my guitarists. He's always right till someone else besides me tells him he was doing something wrong, if it happens.
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they'll blaim him ppb


I'm 90% sure that the entire idea of having a bassist in a rock band was to have someone to blame when something goes wrong.
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Quote by NotSoAirJordan
I'm the bassist in a praise band. I know a bit of music theory, and my and thinks it's amazing when I change the key in my head, which goes to show how little they know. However, sometimes, they skip beats completely in the music, so sometimes a bar has 3 and a half beats in a bar instead of 4. It's really ticked me off lately, and the lead singer/rhthym guitarist refuses to admit that he's not counting right. What do I do?

First off, let's be absolutely crystal clear here OK? You are absolutely cirtain without a shadow of a doubt that it is him that is wrong and not yourself? Because if there is any chance that it might be you that is wrong, what I'm about to advise you to do will make you look like a right egomaniac.
Believe me, I know how confusing timing problems can be sometimes and I've been in the situation myself of being quite sure I was right only to discover I was completely wrong. So please make absolutely cirtain that it is him that is in the wrong, not you

Obviously the guitarist either doesn't realise he's screwing up or he's lying and he knows damn well it's him that's screwing up. So tell him this.
Say to him 'Obviously you either don't realise you're screwing up, or you're lying and you know damn well it's you that keeps screwing up.'
Then say, 'I don't believe you're lying because I believe you're a good person, so it must be that you simply don't realise you're screwing up.' Then show him how it should be played.

If he continues to be a problem ask the rest of the band what they wanna do with him.
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I'm 90% sure that the entire idea of having a bassist in a rock band was to have someone to blame when something goes wrong.

And someone to spit at and throw things at among other things.
Bass players are also the brunt of everyone's jokes when the drummer becomes too depressed to take it anymore.
Last edited by SlackerBabbath at Sep 9, 2008,
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Quote by SlackerBabbath
And someone to spit at and throw things at among other things.
Bass players are also the brunt of everyone's jokes when the drummer becomes too depressed to take it anymore.


It's funny because its true.

The only reason I'd bother with a bassist is so people dont say - "Hey, why don't you guys have a bassist?". Oh, and to play the bass line.

Thats a good thing for a bass player to do.
#12
it can be helpful when a bassists plays the base line..
i really dont agree with these jokes, but whatever, not much i can do..

anyway..

i agree mccabe, you definitely should stick a metronome in front of his face and tell him to play. then when he gets it wrong, not only do you get a little bit more respect but next time you say something its far more likely that they will listen
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Bass players are also the brunt of everyone's jokes when the drummer becomes too depressed to take it anymore.


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