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by Hexaclon
(90 posts)
10 years ago

What would you answer?

Hey! I was at a gig and this guy asked me, "Are you a good player?" I really froze, cause sincerily I think I suck, but I really don't want to scare him off. I told him I was still a beginer. What would you answer?

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  1. by kneejerk52
    (397 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: What would you answer?

    well id tell them not as good as people non-players think i am but good enough that they PAY me it's all relative!

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  2. by Saxman2200
    (64 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: What would you answer?

    That there is no such thing as a good player. There are prepared players and unprepared players, and I try my best to be prepared (or play him mary had a little lamb and let him decide for himself)

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    1. by chiamac
      (586 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: What would you answer?

      "well, I try my best" dunno

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      1. by martysax
        (148 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: What would you answer?

        I tell them to stick around and get near the dance floor fast because it fills up fast. I also tell them some of the songs that feature me, like "Pick up the Pieces" or "Mr Magic"

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        1. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: What would you answer?

          "Pick up the Pieces" & "Mr Magic", Both great songs that I love to play the CRAP out of!!!

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        2. by martysax
          (148 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: What would you answer?

          I'm lucky, my singers are so un-coordinated that I get a lot of room on almost every song. I really play the CRAP out of songs like "Ladie's Night" at a wedding!

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      2. by Spike
        (248 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: What would you answer?

        "i suck... but i'm better than him.(points at the other guy after the gig)"

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    2. by peter090
      (155 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: What would you answer?

      If I thought I sucked I wouldn't be worried about scaring someone off. I'd be worried about GETTING the gig. If I thought I was good enough for the gig I'd tell him that. If I thought I was a thousand times the player he needed I'd say I'm pretty good. If it was just conversation I'd tell them how long I'd been playing and what sort of stuff I'd done.

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      1. by Spike
        (248 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: What would you answer?

        well, the "i suck" comment is just modesty, or perhaps understanding that you can always be a lot better.

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        1. by Hexaclon
          (90 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: What would you answer?

          Hey, I really think I could be playing mutch better than I'm playing right now. (I've been too mutch time), but what can I do? I'l just keep trying.

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      2. by sax_maniac
        (984 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: What would you answer?

        How about "Thank you!" Wudya Momma teach you?

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