Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Phew! Thanks Abe. Sometimes my grip on reality is tenuous :) not unusual that something I thought was totally obvious turns out to be wrong.
Just different tastes. It's not the kind of thing one can be wrong about.
One thing to think about is something I mentioned earlier. How about the possibility of folks in the band presenting more complete charts, or at least complete tunes with parts figured out for each musician in advance (in other words, this latter option being that they don't actually have to write
the parts out (handy for players who can't read at all or can't read very well--they can just "dictate" the parts to others instead)), and then you guys take turns with that. That way, when you do a song like this, if it's your chart, then everyone plays whatever you wrote. But you play whatever they wrote when it's their turn. Would the other people in your band be up for that? It's kind of a "composers' collective" idea.