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Randy Stein

Making Rehearsals - A Rant

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I am currently rehearsing with a couple of different bands, Squeezers and Ein Lanu Z'man. For both we have a pretty regular rehearsal schedule.

Now I am realistic that we have busy lives and most of us make our living in other ways than musicians. Some of us are retired and some are young and lighting out on our own.

But taking music seriously to improve and develop is not just daily practice. And putting yourself out there is more than a YouTube video. Especially if you want to develop yourself and your playing outside yourself. So I am amazed, especially with booked performances and many opportunities to perform ahead, how people don't show up for a rehearsal, don't call to let you know, and then don't communicate after as to why they were not there.

I guess I have officially hit alter-kocker status that this irks me to the point of a posting.

 

just saying...

 

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I agree it's frustrating. When members of my choir miss practices they keep the rest of us from hearing how we sound together. And that has a negative effect on our performances.

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Randy,

Loyzhen gayn, chaver, loyzhen gayn.

Alte khokher oder boychik, iz meshugeneh.

Loyzhen gayn.

Dan

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Dump 'em Randy, If they want to be rude inconsiderate dillettante toads give them their come-uppance.

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When I was in a band, when we'd meet up for a practice it seemed someone was always hungry so we'd leave the instruments still in their cases and go out for some Vitamin M (Mexican food, margaritas) etc. As a result, we usually practiced "on stage".....and sometimes it probably sounded like it too!

 

Gary

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rude inconsiderate dillettante toads

Might be a great band name!

 

Yes

 

No, but seriously...

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......Rude Inconsiderate Dillettante Toads.......it is pretty long; would it fit in all those little square boxes when your filling out forms? ;)

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Well, at least I never miss one! But then, I'm even older than you.

Whew! I was afraid maybe he was talking about YOU. ;)

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Well, at least I never miss one! But then, I'm even older than you.

Whew! I was afraid maybe he was talking about YOU. ;)

 

 

I can't miss - they're all at my house!

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