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Thread #123586   Message #2724013
Posted By: Tug the Cox
15-Sep-09 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: does a lifted foot mean Stop?
Subject: RE: does a lifted foot mean Stop?
Agree with Clive above that the first person in the Uk that i was aware of using the 'foot up' method was John K in the early seventies. It is now universally understood, but is not the only method. A 'hup' works if you play an instrument that leaves your mouth free, or on a loud instrument, a subtle change in the arrangement, e.g. a slowing down, or a extended embellishment, works. Session players are suprisingly good at reading each other's signals.