[NSP] Re: solo vs. group playing

2008-10-07 Thread rosspipes
OK Barry, At our regular Monday meeting last night in Morpeth at our temporary venue in the Methodist Hall I thought I would try out the solo piping idea with every one present and of the nine who were there only a couple said they would rather not play solo. There was no crticism of their

[NSP] Re: solo vs. group playing

2008-10-07 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Hello All, In respect of the postings by Colin and Barry: I really don't want to get involved in what is clearly a fairly fundamental and personal disagreement, but I was at the Morpeth meeting last night and I feel I need to clarify something. Colin offered the opportunity for solo playing;

[NSP] Re: solo vs. group playing

2008-10-02 Thread chris
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

[NSP] Re: solo vs. group playing

2008-10-02 Thread Julia . Say
On 2 Oct 2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think the idea of solo playing in our group sessions is excellent, and I can see that it would be very beneficial. ... 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

[NSP] Re: solo vs. group playing

2008-10-01 Thread BRIMOR
Going back to your initial e-mail, Barry, that many solos used to be played at NSP gatherings in the early days - at least before 1990, and now very few choose to stand up on their own before the gang. - At that point in time there weren't many expert pipers other

[NSP] Re: solo vs. group playing

2008-09-29 Thread Richard Damon
AMEN Brother Barry! As you say, playarounds are useful and fun for a number of reasons. The problem of this sort of playing, though, is that it encourages the Least Common Denominator of playing. Unless you have a group that plays together regularly and has settled on tune arrangments