Last night John and I lead a Subterranean Strings Hammered Dulcimer Club practice. We challenged our members to play a whole bunch of new tunes. Most went well, but we did take it one tune too many. The last one didn’t work and it wasn’t anyone’s fault. You can’t over-saturate folks’ brains with new stuff and that’s what happened with the last tune.
June’s practice will polish up those that worked well and we’ll omit the ones that didn’t.
What a great bunch of friends. We love ‘em all. They are the reason we enjoy Michigan.
Today we substituted for Gail Schwandt in Chesaning at the library. She’d promised to play for them today and then had to be out of town.
Gail had called us and asked us if we could fill in for her. We agreed. Gail’s husband, Lyle, came by and sat in with us, playing guitar. He’s a strong player but, as a three-some, we were a little shaky on some of the tunes we tried to play. John and I had practiced them together (the two of us), but a new person changes the dimension. Next time we’ll do better.
It’s good to be back in the music world. We aren’t the best, but we try hard and enjoy the people we know from music.