A point of etiquette
Have I spelt that right or is it 2 double t’s?
Here’s my situation. I’m a visitor in a session I don’t usually attend. I start a set at my own steady pace. Session leader speeds it up. Everyone follows session leader cuz he’s the session leader. I keep playing at the pace I started. Find that the tune has run away from me and decide I’m not prepared to try and keep up. Stop playing and put instrument down. Start drinking instead. Tune ends w/o being followed by another tune. Get scolded for starting a set and then chickening out halfway thru’.
Who’s right? Should I have kept up with the others and played at a speed I wasn’t comfortable with? Should the session leader have followed me? Was it rude of me to stop playing and not continue my set? Should I even have started a set at all?
Which takes priority in your opinion - the "rights" of the visiting person who starts the set, or the "rights" of the session regular who wants to play at a different pace?