caj Posted March 4, 2005 Share Posted March 4, 2005 I know that the second half of the Ebb Tide is a pain to play on the fiddle, owing to a G arpeggio with lots of jumps in it. These session matters are more of a pain in the USA, I think, because in wide stretches of the country trad musicians are rare. Hence you never want to get on the bad side of a single one of them. Question: are there creative ways to deal with such domineering people? For example, another problem at sessions is the bad player who isn't aware he/she is making non-musical sounds and tripping up everyone else. These include the over-loud, the off-rhythm, the out-of-tune (not us!), and people who don't know any tunes but play random counterpoint. There are some creative solutions to that type of problem: you can record the session for educational purposes, then burn a CD for everyone for next week. Sometimes this helps to increase the player's awareness. Caj Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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