Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,ST guest nights and singaround clubs (260* d) RE: guest nights and singaround clubs 21 Oct 14

I think one probably has to accept that you can't have a singaround/club that both expects and achieves high performance standards and consistently lets anyone sing/play anything they want regardless to of ability and application.

If it's concerned with the songs, good standards, people having learned songs before they try to perform them and people constantly trying to improve their performance then some will be excluded in some way. They may simply feel left out or, if the singaround has an MC, they may not get asked to sing, or given fewer spots. I think that's fair enough, I wouldn't expect to go to a blues club or a jazz club and expect to be asked to perform.

If your singaround is primarily a social gathering, then such standards matter less, you're not primarily there for that. However, singarounds and clubs are "public" places so, personally, I don't think that any of them can escape from the need to consider what is done there a "performance" to some extent at least.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.