I think the idea of solo playing in our group sessions is excellent, and I can see that it would be very beneficial.
The problem is that as my turn approaches on the night, my enthusiasm would decrease in proportion. Although I don't feel nervous about performing before others, my fingers do, and I know that in that situation, my playing ability decreases by quite a few notches. I don't mind making mistakes and not playing well before others, if I know they're not going to come down on me for it; but what I do mind, and find very frustrating, is knowing that on my own at home, I can play much better than that. Of course the answer to that is to play more solo in front of others. So it's Catch 22. Chris Harris To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html