Thursday, October 06, 2016
Imagine How the World Could Be, So Very Fine
So, happy together.
This is rehearsal. There's no microphone. The Spare Heir uses a form of brushes to keep the volume down. They're like little bundles of sticks. You can't do things like ratamacues with them very effectively. It's not that important for rehearsal.
The Heir doesn't use a microphone when they rehearse. I forbade a sonic arms race early on. It's in their bones now. They play as quietly as they can. The Heir just belts it out. His guitar is amplified only enough to be heard along with the drumming. It builds up your voice to sing like that.
No one much understands the difference between practice and rehearsal. You practice to learn rudiments and new material. This is done on your own. You gather to rehearse to prepare to perform. You do not practice at rehearsal. Then you perform. You do not rehearse during a performance. My children do not practice, really. Well, I think The Heir does, but it's always classical piano.
My kids rehearse like this to prepare for shows. All of their contemporaries can't or won't do the work necessary to perform in public. Other kids refuse to practice until an audience is assembled for them. One that can't leave. Other kids can never really rehearse, because they never practice. They can't perform properly, because they never rehearse. You can spot this species, and hear them, a mile away. They get in front of an audience of people who can't leave, and then noodle, i.e.: practice, at flight-deck volume, in between songs that weren't rehearsed.
Unorganized Hancock will be performing at the Fryeburg Fair on Sunday, October 9th. Three big shows, at 1PM, 2PM, and 3 PM, at the Draft Horse Park bandstand. Watch your step.