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Davey Musical Ettiquette 2:Guitar vs. voice (56* d) RE: Musical Ettiquette 2:Guitar vs. voice 26 Sep 99

What I mean by 'basic' guidelines, Jon, is that when it's someone's turn they can "pick, pass or play",that is, they can request a song, either generally or from someone specific, they can pass their turn, or they can lead a song, and it's usually mentioned that they can request accompaniment or not. That's all the basics we have, and the rest of the 'social etiquette' is left for them to figure out. Most do catch on quickly.. Our song circles have a formal section, in which we go once around the circle so that everyone has a turn, followed by a break for snacks and conversation, then a second section which is less structured and more of a jam session (however you want to interpret that).. It generally flows from one theme to another, or one style of music to another, depending on the group present at the time, the mood they are in, their energy level, and sometimes even the host's residence has a bearing on the mood in terms of the shape and size of room, etc.

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