Ed's Thoughts & Ramblings
I mentioned on the
home page 'welcome' to the 'Wersi OAS Group USA' that I was
impressed and inspired by the way this group interacted with
each other with their various projects throughout the year.
So much so, it started the 'cogs' turning as to what we
could do as a members group that some or all could work on
Obviously, to create a
project such as 'Down By The Riverside' with members who
meet once a year at their annual seminar, all the participants need to
play by music and have a good understanding of music,
otherwise it could not be achieved. This type of
project unfortunately rules myself out being an ear player
that rarely plays the same tune the same way twice!
However, I think in this case I am the exception rather than
the rule as I feel most of our members have either been
taught music from an early age
or learned by themselves to play correctly so that they would be able to accomplish something
I have used the OAS Groups
achievement just as an example of possible things that could
be done within WersiPlayersGroup. We have
the opportunity to expand this site for any ideas the
members wish to suggest. You may have read from
Spikes 'Overview' of the OAS group, that they use 'Drop Box' as a
vehicle for passing their work and information between
members. Well, we have this site which could be used
for much the same purpose.
As I am just one of
member of this group, I guess my main contribution is the
website which, as I said, provides us with a vehicle for
manoeuvring and storage space for all our ideas.
However, being just one member there is of course a limit to
the ideas and capabilities that I can contribute
personally particularly as I do not use printed music in
my playing. We need to draw on the ideas and
knowledge of 'You' the other 70 members to expand our ideas for something that a few if not all of us could do together
as group projects.
We all have moments of
inspiration, so should you suddenly acquire one from out of the
blue, please send it along to me and hopefully we could turn
it into something good and interesting for the group.
I just had a thought
that some of you may be interested in joining in with.
How about a couple of
WersiPlayersGroup CDs?? (Not
for sale of course, Just for members only)
Here could be a couple
of titles that could start us off, but I am open to any
Country & Western
If we could aim for about 10 song tracks from 10 different
members that would be great.
Easy Listening Same for this one.
The finer details of
actually achieving this I have not worked out yet but
I am sure it could be achieved if the initial interest is
there. If you like the idea and would like to record a
song for the project then please let me know.
sent for this purpose would not be put in the MP3 page or
in WersiJuke. However, if there was not enough
support for the idea, any that were sent could then be
placed on the MP3 page etc. so your efforts would not be in
The Progress of the CDs would be put
on site for you to see what songs are being sent and by
which member. When a CD was complete it could then be
sent to members in some form or another, and maybe some
could be made as CDs that we could have on our stand at the
WersiPlayersGroup needs your 'sudden bursts
of inspiration and good ideas' so should you have one, write it down
before you lose it and send it in to me, it could make
things more interesting for us all.