What are the favourite type of tunes in your session?
Partly because of lockdown, I haven’t managed to find a convenient local session since we moved in 2019. I know of one in York that I mean to try once I’ve cracked the parking problem.
My only ‘outlet’ at present is a hobby group of acoustic musicians where they use a book of tunes from a local pub session plus tunes they’ve found and liked themselves. Their ‘repertoire’ includes lots of recent compositions (several made up by group members) that are a bit jazzy, or are pieced together out of dreamy riffs, or include eccentric changes of time. There are also quite a few ‘rags’, music hall tunes, and themes from medieval music. There are also far too many tunes introduced, so that one rarely plays the same tune twice. I do find playing there enjoyable, but also a little sad, since I’m a traditionalist at heart.
Just out of interest, what’s it like in your local session (if you’re lucky enough to have one)?
Is the core repertoire changing? Is there even a core repertoire?