- Aug 7, 2005
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I am occasionally the best musician in my car.
Not sure what exactly you're saying, but back when I was a kid I half aspired to be an arranger. Then as now I couldn't write an original song to save my life, but I've always thought that I have a good sense for how songs are put together, so to speak.Technically, no. Knowledge of theory, no. My ear for production, yes. We all have our pros and cons, but without them all, we wouldnt be doing what were doing either. The melodies get written by our piano player/singer and we all put in our two cents, and build the songs. Create our parts, create harmonies, bridges etc...I tend to come up with many of the changes, and create the direction of the songs, if that makes any sense. Were all equal, and the chemistry is working finally after multiple changes in members.
Yes & no. Sometimes it’s very obvious and there should be no guilt in saying it. The only thing I’d say with that is you should probably leave the band if it’s true.I can’t imagine artistic greatness resulting from one who puts himself above any of the musicians he’s traveling through the creative process with.
One of the more important ingredients in the soup of artisan integrity is a healthy dose of humbleness.
... of course, this doesn’t apply to the keyboardist ... we are all much better than that guy.