Rex and I have been working behind the scene to provide some slash marks to our song sheets so we can all work to the same song time and stay together. (The slash marks show where each bar starts.) This and the use of our lapel mike for the song leader, should make our song fest a more pleasant experience. Rex may bring a drum machine to help too.
It will take some time to get these sheets prepared but to ease the pain of your printing them again and again, I will do the reproduction of the new sheets that have been completed and bring them to the meeting. Same songs, just enhanced song sheets. They will be sent to Google Drive too, so they will be available there too.
Now for a bit of meeting format change. After any opening questions and instruction, we will start with five or six songs with which we are all familiar. Good songs with a good beat. While these may change over time, for starters we will play (in any order):
King of the road
Bring it on back to my house
Hey Good Looking
When the Saints go marching in
After we are all warmed up with these familiar pieces, we will go into a song circle. Here is where you are going to play a more active role in our club. We would like you to select several songs that you like and you think the group would like, say 2 or 3 numbers. Everyone is requested to be the song leader for the songs they select. I suggest you choose one from our club book, including ones we have been playing, but if you want, you can bring new song sheets to share with others.
Then we can close with the familiar Happy Trails or some other familiar number..
This should make for a better meeting, i.e., better organized & more music in our limited time at the restaurant.
See you there