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To be called "musically tight"

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Was invited to perform at an event in which the position was described as "a small musically tight group." What does this mean and is it a compliment to me that I was invited?

post #2 of 6

It might mean that the group is musically talented and the individuals are friends on a musical level.

 

I would take it as a compliment.

post #3 of 6

IN MOST CASES.....when you hear a studio recorded record, it has been rehearsed played, replayed and mixed many times to get that "perfect" recording.

 

When musicians can play "live" like this with no "slop"....that is what I would refer to as very tight band.  They play flawlessly.

post #4 of 6

It means absolutely no mistakes. Rehearsed to absolute precision. In lock-step.

 

A perfect example would be The Ramones when they played live. Whether you like them or not, they were rehearsed to an almost military precision. Dee Dee counted off, "One, Two, Three, Four" and every song followed with clinical precision.

 

It's the opposite of a "jam band." No slop. No improvisation. No mistakes. Everything rehearsed and defined.

 

A tight group is never lost. From the first note of every song, they know exactly where they're going.

 

It's a fine line, though... That type of exactitude and precision can be exciting and it can also be limiting in music...

post #5 of 6
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But it's a compliment that I was asked to perform with them right?

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Originally Posted by musiclvr1980 View Post
 

But it's a compliment that I was asked to perform with them right?

By my definition and Stratmans , defiantly so !

 

Congrats and Have fun ! :wink_face:

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