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Since the solid bass playing will stop during a bass solo, only coming back in during the last couple of bars, maybe, the drums often continue. That is to keep a rhythm going, sometimes even against what the bass is doing to solo. On occasions such as that, I may put stabs in, usually on beat 1 of every four or eight bars, or where there's a fundamental ...


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There is an old saying, "Never play over the singer". Of course I heard that from a singer. There are occasions where it can sound good but in general the melody is the singer's part. So if there is a vocalist the piano should be taking a back seat and accompanying the singer, playing chords, orchestral cues, and possibly the "other voices" if the piece ...


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