What’s he/she like in bed?
Who’d be your Mr/Ms Right?
Well c’mon we, all make guesses … how they move, look, talk etc. It’s not that difficult to tell! For performance, I know who I want to work with before we even pick up instruments/demonstrate our platform skills. I double check with a bit of direct content, but my guesses have got increasingly accurate through time.
Just look at the forum member next to you … what do you reckon he/she’d be like when joining you in your improv - or more? How could he/she even better fit your personal preferances?
When on the ChoosoMuso dot com dating site, what’s on your Wish List? What’s on your 'Who am I Profile? What makes for a good or a crap lover? What are they ‘Like In Bed’?
Areas for Comparison:
Verbal - Discussion on a topic: We can see the topic, as we write our reply, constantly refer to the topic-title, and the host’s first post to guide our editing as we choose what to submit. We can attend, more loosely, to the host’s replies to us to gauge the extent of his 'OK’ness with our chops/posts. We can have our own ‘flavours’ or ‘structures’ which will, some more and some less necessarily, colour all our expressions, including our written words.
Music - Improv on a theme: We’ve been told the chord sequence and Key, and the starter’s guidelines. We can refer to this and glance over at the starter as we are playing so we know we are ‘on the right track’. We can have our own favourite riffs, modes, time-tricks etc.
I want someone who will attend to the topic title/initially proposed theme and sensitive reading of the host’s intent, along with background assumptions concerning the host’s preferences … me the more I know the host, the more background ‘guesses’ I am willing to base my behaviours on, because I’ve got more history to with which to gauge them. Unless explicitly forbidden, I’ll wiggle a bit of middle-eastern into the proceedings.
I notice my own tendency is to try to include a solid contribution which adheres closely to the host’s title and intent. I’ve got my personal style and associations, but I try to end with close reference to the topic or theme, and bind my digressions together with reasons for relevance is. I want players who don’t leave a mess for the next poster or soloist.
Like in the cricket nets “This session, we’re focussing on spin-bowling”. Like at a camp for snooker/pool, host says “OK … just now, we want to focus on potting the Black/8-ball”. I’ll lurve people’s favourite trick-shots, it’s ‘nature’ to include and to appreciate them, but I like 'em to keep an eye on the pocket and pot the ball - even if with a jump-shot off three cushions.
… and You?