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    As a teenager I went around with a Big Band for a few gigs. The bass player was using my bass guitar rig because he wanted to change from acoustic bass.

    The band played from sheets (VERY bloody well!) but for a new arrangement the band leader would hand out new parts and sometimes if there were too many flats and accidentals Russ, the bass player would turn to me and say "This one's a busk Dave!"

    They are right, nobody will notice the odd missing chord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post

    Nobody will notice the odd missing chord.
    How true.
    In my hood there's this park wirh free concerts all summer long. Place is packed. Most bands are doing cover songs. Or should I say butchering cover songs.
    No one cares, the audience is just dancing and clapping away.

    The only peope that really notice that the songs aren't right are musicians. And unless you're in LA, Austin, Nashville, or places like that, your crowd is civilians just out to have a good time.
    No one will notice, and no one will care.


    It's not like it's a classical recital or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    How true.
    In my hood there's this park wirh free concerts all summer long. Place is packed. Most bands are doing cover songs. Or should I say butchering cover songs.
    No one cares, the audience is just dancing and clapping away.

    The only peope that really notice that the songs aren't right are musicians. And unless you're in LA, Austin, Nashville, or places like that, your crowd is civilians just out to have a good time.
    No one will notice, and no one will care.


    It's not like it's a classical recital or something.
    "Hey! Paddy yer played a bum nort!" "Dornt yer tell me I play bumb norts!......" Anyone remember the record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    I would suggest just rehearsing til you know the parts. Best tried and true way from my experience...
    Without a doubt that’s the best way to go but I only have 2 days to learn 50 possible songs. I will be looking at the bass player a lot......assuming I’ll be able to see his hand clearly......depending on the stage situation. In any case.......thanks to all for the suggestions. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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    Besides the bass player, are you the only other guitarist? Got a keyboard player to help fill in the sound?
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    Didn't see it mentioned... did you record the rehearsal?
    That's what my wife does when she fills in on a bass gig. Then.. she sets down and put in the time here at home.
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    An another thing! Has anyone here ever seen the piano copy of All My loving?

    I am not sure ANY guitarist could keep up with all the changes? Easy on a Joe I guess? Just move two fingers!

    I could never play (and sing) Makker's bass lines but nobody ever noticed the 50% I left out!

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spantini View Post
    Besides the bass player, are you the only other guitarist? Got a keyboard player to help fill in the sound?
    No...just the bass player. No keyboard.
    Just A Song Writer..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    An another thing! Has anyone here ever seen the piano copy of All My loving?

    I am not sure ANY guitarist could keep up with all the changes? Easy on a Joe I guess? Just move two fingers!

    I could never play (and sing) Makker's bass lines but nobody ever noticed the 50% I left out!

    Dave.
    Thankfully that’s not one of the songs on the list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    An another thing! Has anyone here ever seen the piano copy of All My loving?

    I am not sure ANY guitarist could keep up with all the changes? Easy on a Joe I guess? Just move two fingers!

    I could never play (and sing) Makker's bass lines but nobody ever noticed the 50% I left out!

    Dave.
    I played bass on that in my once-a-year Beatles tribute band. Only had to sing the 'oohs' during the chorus. Song was a bitch to play, let alone attempting to sing it at the same time. Same thing for the lead guitarist part- triple picking.
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