Re: Playing Melody in Irish Sessions
Mike, this is all such good counsel!
Years ago l found this about myself--Once I learn a complex choro or polka and then take it to the next level, i.e. playing it with my musical partners, it is almost like starting over. Hearing the tune 'in context' changes everything and presents a whole new paradigm.
I've not seen anyone here at the cafe mention "Band In A Box" but I have been using this program for years with great success. Once I can play the tune along with BIAB I can play it anywhere. And I don't suffer my bandmates the stumbling and bumbling of me learning the tune in ensemble. From the time of introducing a new tune to performing it takes way less time AND I don't feel bad about looking and sounding bad!!LOL
I think of BIAB as a glorified metronome that also plays chords!
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