Loud Musicians

So what do you do when someone in the band is playing way too loud

So what do you do when someone in the band is playing way too loud, drowning out your stellar playing and even the vocals? You can have a volume war on stage, glaring at the miscreant or just fixing your eyes on your strings and stomping on the volume pedal. You can quit playing and text him. You can address the issue on the break. You can make veiled threats. You can fire the bastage. You can take him out back and kill him. It’s always a bad deal, and rarely gets resolved amicably. So-called pro musicians with good resumes even do this. I don’t get it. Maybe it’s just an ego thing.

Author: Cal Sharp

Nashville pedal steel guitarist for over 30 years. Credits include Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johnny Russell, George Fox, Vern Gosdin, Del Reeves, Gilley's, the Palomino Club and a few others. Retired from the road, playing sessions and clubs locally. I also develop websites, like this one and other music-related sites. Contact me if you need a website. Email: cal at caligraphics dot net or fill out the contact form. http://www.caligraphicsdesign.com/contact/

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