hjcjones Posted January 19, 2012 Share Posted January 19, 2012 Part of the difficulty for newcomers is that no two sessions are alike. Some are fully open to anyone who comes along, others are to all intents and purposes public performances by a closed group of friends. Some are organised and have a leader, others are completely informal. However even the informal ones are subject to rules which are understood by the regulars but are usually unwritten and may be unspoken. Experienced session visitors learn to pick up on the culture of a session and their individual nuances, without stepping on the regulars' toes. The less experienced may not be able to do this, and may not even realise they need to. I am still embarrassed by an occasion (many years ago, I hope I'm wiser now) when I picked up a spare mandolin and started playing - because that was accepted practice in my regular session. I can still see the owner's expression as he removed it from me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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