Re: Boot this guitarist?
"Jim Carr" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Auditioning for guitarists, posted 5 songs online. Got 10 responses. Two
of them asked what keys we play the songs in, which was a good question,
since I neglected to mention it in the email directing them to the link.
I replied & told them we play the songs in their original keys. No
further information. Both replied with "Yeah, but what key are they in?"
Jettison these two guys? We're talking about basic blues & swing stuff.
The rest of the band thinks I should provide more info. I say "nonsense".
Hey, Joe, is this you?
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