[Harp-L] Audience reaction (was: relative major/Last Dance With Mary Jane)
Mon Oct 16 18:24:43 EDT 2017
Totally agree. I use a 79/21 ratio. And too much original music (or singing) will bust the deal. Then you have to face the wheel.
sm0joe (At the running of the bulls in Pamplona, the bulls run from HIM..yes, he IS the most unforgettable character you will ever meet). lol
> On Oct 16, 2017, at 4:01 PM, The Iceman via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx> wrote:
> I see an 80/20 rule in regards to keeping the audience engaged....
> As they listen along, they internally predict what comes next subconsciously. If they are correct 80% of the time, it reinforces their engagement. However, they need to also be surprised 20% of the time or else they get bored eventually and turn off. If they are surprised more than 20% of the time, they lose that thread attachment to the music and get turned off also.
> So, keep them engaged, but inject a surprise or two to keep them engaged.
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> From: Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx>
> To: harp-l <harp-l at xxxxx>
> Sent: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 1:45 pm
> Subject: [Harp-L] Audience reaction (was: relative major/Last Dance With Mary Jane)
> I deliver a relatively convincing Heart of Gold--people seem to enjoy
> hearing the familiar patterns, but I stray from a slavish recreation by
> following my ear.
> It's polite to give the listener something to grab on to.
> But not mandatory--play the room.
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