The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #108997 Message #2275741
Posted By: a gud ole bwoy
29-Feb-08 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: AABBAB All together please
Subject: RE: AABBAB All together please
Yes, good point from last few posts. If your playing for people that have done some folk dancing then they expect the band to get it right. Of course the band must always strive for perfection because that is what the band is paid to do. You can't get complacent just because you suspect that the dancers arn't listening too closely.
As for changing from a session musician to playing in a band, well the music needs a lot more lift, relevant to the dance, for a start and is normally played at a slower pace ( though not for Rapper obviously). At a session you can leave any old time but in a band you might well find that the dancers are having such a good time that they want to add a couple more dances on at the end of the evening. Even if your arms are dropping off and your back aches fit to bust you'll do it, seeing people dancing and having a great time.....carn't beat that.
What else, the obvious, if your just starting a band, practice a lot, and don't charge too much.