Sometimes the best notes are the ones not played.
It is very easy for a band to get too busy while leading songs. Every musician has something to offer or else they wouldn’t be in the band.
What tends to happen is that at a turn-around in a song, every instrumentalist thinks it is their turn to contribute. Leading from the verse to the chorus, oftentimes, a band will have a drummer going on a monster roll, the guitarist bending strings like never before, the bassist sliding up to a fret that’s not even on the neck, and the keyboardist ripping and roaring down the ivories.
Vocalists can get up in the trap too when they silently compete to hear who can hold at the note the longest and the loudest.
While your group members may not be intentionally trying to steal the show, inability to understand and create powerful dynamics can ruin a song. The end product can sound more like a group of independent musicians than an actual unified band.
Here are some questions to ask: