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    Yikes I can see why Rocky quit playing drums for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    You sure it wasn't the band? It sounded fine until the guitars kicked in, and then it sounded god fucking awful.
    That actually makes a lot more sense.
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    Was this before or after the original guitar player left the band? Or is this WHY he left?
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    OMFG I just heard this shit BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    I found a story behind Evanescence at the Billboard awards-

    It wasn't fine. To my knowledge and what I can conclude, the orchestra did not reherse with the band. So Amy and the guys practiced the performance in its original key, A major.

    When the orchestra went to play with them live at the billboard awards, the conductor had to retune the electric piano Amy was playing in order to accomidate the string section. This happened within a few seconds, which is why you could see the conductor talking to Amy right before she started playing. So if you heard her say "It's okay...sorry" before the piano came in, now you know. Or at least that's what I've been able to gather. So last night's performance was in A-flat major.

    Now, unfortunately for the band, they either weren't able to retune their guitars fast enough, or they didn't know about what had happened. So when they came in to give their part, they played in A-major. Chord problems anyone? There was a major dischord between what SHOULD have played and what ACTUALLY was playing.

    Soundguys cut the bass feed first, then the guitars. This is why the string section sounds so loud, along with the drums. They were the only things still turned on besides Amy's piano. Amy got emotional over what happened - the string orchestra idea really added a layer of expectation; the whole thing had so much potential. She did break down during the final chorus: you could hear her voice quavering as though she was about to cry. There is a zoomed-in shot of Amy's hands when she's playing piano at the last part - she STOPS playing. After she sings "but you still have....", you can hear her release what sounds like a small sob before finishing the phrase.
    That's got to be a major fucking bummer.
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    As fucked up as that is, I’m going to notice right away that the song is a half steep low. That was a long time before the band band came in; why weren’t they heading to their techs and asking for a guitar down a half step ASAP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    As fucked up as that is, I’m going to notice right away that the song is a half steep low. That was a long time before the band band came in; why weren’t they heading to their techs and asking for a guitar down a half step ASAP?
    Presumably, good relative pitch, but not perfect pitch?

    I have a decent sense of relative pitch, but only a vague awareness of "perfect" pitch. If I play an A chord against an Ab, I'll know right away. If I have no reference pitch to go off, though, if someone starts playing in Ab instead of A, I'm not going to know it until I play an A and wonder why it sounds like shit.
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