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post Aug 16 2010, 01:53 PM
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We were playing with the church band during service yesterday and the semi-new acoustic guitar player had the intro to the song. He was to play the whole verse and chorus before the rest of the group came in. He's sounding good and strong until the rest of us come in. It sounds terrible. I look over at the acoustic guitar player and he forgot to put the capo on for this song. He's playing in G and the rest of the band jumped in playing Ab.

I caught it right away and transposed down on-the-fly, a couple other people caught it after a bar or two and the band director was able to get everyone else to drop down to G in a few more bars.

Like I said, some songs go better than others. laugh.gif

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post Aug 16 2010, 05:55 PM
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Haha! Good thing the whole band reacted so my band, everyone would just have played what we practiced before laugh.gif
Then again, we don't use a capo at all...or different tunings, which makes things easier, I suppose.

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post Aug 23 2010, 01:43 PM
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He, I once played tune in different tonality, and didn't notice anything for 30 secs, oh mine...

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Daniel Realpe
post Aug 31 2010, 06:46 PM
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man, that is like one of the most terrible things to do in a band,

it happened to us recently, tongue.gif

the bassist and other guitarist changed guitar IN THE WRONG SONG, they were in Eb, while I was in E still,


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