speaking when playing
Oh, it is *so* annoying! I’m playing a set of tunes and need to communicate the key (and hopefully the name too) of the next tune to the others playing. The problem being that I phrase the words in my head, and only the first syllable of the first word emerges… ("A muh") or I get through the name of the tune and the current tune goes to pot! I’m so jealous of people that can conduct a conversation when playing, suggest the next tune to someone, agree with their counter-suggestion and give the key to the guitarist. I can just about rise to "hup"… occasionally I can rise to saying the key, and for sets I know really well, sometimes even the title. But is there a good way to get better at talking at the same time as playing? (Flute players have it easy: they *have* to pause!) Or is just an innate disability that I have to learn to live with?