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I don't do set lists, but prefer to call songs as my instincts and experience tells me what I hope the audience wants next. I watch the crowd, the dancers and the listeners, see what they are reacting to. Do they need another fast one? Or are they tired? Do they want a ballroom dance? Listening song? Comedy? Whatever? The way I run my backing tracks, I can make my decision during the last 10 seconds of the song I am playing and still get to the next song immediately if I need to (this is especially important when the dance floor is full).
My list is mostly Americana, alt country, some reworked classics and originals. Not stuff a lot of people would want to play.
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I don't do set lists, but prefer to call songs as my instincts and experience tells me what I hope the audience wants next.
Originally Posted by Potts
I would imagine we're all that way...I dont think I've ever seen a solo performer use a setlist.
setlist, songlist, tomato, toMAto
I kinda do a combination of both. Using Sonar to play my tracks, I do have a setlist window, where with one tap of the spacebar, I can launch into the next tune after one finishes. But I can adjust the setlist on the fly by dragging and dropping the order when I have requests or when I think another song will work better at the moment.
All my songs are right there on a list so I can pick them, not wondering what to play next.
Do any of you guitar guys sing "Dance With Me" by Orleans?
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