Re: Key to balancing withing your section and ensemble.
i personally dont think its about playing louder. its not about beating out the other guys. u need to let everyone in your section know that, you guys, are infact a section. there is only one person that needs to be on top of everyone, and that is the lead player.
i wouldnt however, discourage thier aggresive playing. it just needs to be tamed. thats all.
remind them "hey, look at the dynamic there, for me is sez mezzo piano. probably does for you too. try to pay attention to your dynamics.
stuff like that.
ive dealt with the person who thinks he is better than everyone else. it really does suck. but for some reason, he was on the other end of the spectrum. he didnt play nearly loud enough. haha so consider yourself blessed in that sense. he caused more pitch problems that noone could hear than you could imagine.
hope i helped=)
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