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

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