|July 9th, 2019|
Sometimes, though, it's helpful to get even more distance and hear what other people think. When I ask friends how the music was, however, they just say generic positive things. I think this comes from a combination of politeness, not having good words for things, not having been paying close enough attention to give actionable feedback, etc. So I'd like to make a standing offer for any contra dance band to listen to a recording of a set and give feedback.
If you'd like to take me up on this, record one of your evenings and pick a set that you think best represents what you're going for. Send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a general description of how you see the set ("this is for if the caller asks for something smooth and pretty"). It doesn't have to be a high-quality recording, it doesn't have to be perfect playing, just make the recording you make and pick one of the sets. I'll listen to it, and give you as much feedback as I can.
(This is also something I'd find useful myself, if anyone would like to listen to a Kingfisher set and give feedback.)
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