Roaring, Hiyupping, Hooching etc
Now for something "Not serious"! Gasp.
I was watching a young Irish band the other week. Very good, they were, but I noticed that they must have had several close followers as there was much more roaring and cheering than usual. You know, it’s such a brilliant feat to change key or start a new tune, they deserve a little cheer. :>))
Of course, this is a well established practice. In Scotland, we (or some, at least do ) *hooch* instead of roar or might shout out "Ga’un yersel’ man/lass/quine etc". Even the musicians do this sometimes when they change tunes/keys —"Hep or hup" is quite common.
I don’t tend to make too much noise myself but I do often feel a rush of excitement/adrenalin at a good key or tune change. Does anyone have an explanantion for this phenomenon? As musicians do these exclamations of delight encourage, irritate, or simply amuse you?