The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26894   Message #327443
Posted By: Bill D
25-Oct-00 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: Weird open mike etiquette
Subject: RE: Weird open mike etiquette, when an unaccompanied singer is slightly off of concert pitch, a guitar player 'tends' to ease them up or down into pitch, and the guitar player can then continue. I know one guy who has such awareness and control that he is NOT movable, and it drives the noodlers crazy. I have heard him start a song between notes, just to make the point....but he is the exception. I can't do it...I have no recourse but to ask them to stop if I want to 'do it myself'. If it is a simple well-known tune and I know the guitar player knows about the same tune, why it might be welcome, but not on EVERYTHING!