JimboK Posted January 4, 2013 Share Posted January 4, 2013 So I have an 80's/90's thing going and we've developed a list of songs we can play. So far, on the few gig's we done, I've mashed the list together based on energy flow to the best of my limited ability (start strong, ease the energy down mid set for some ballad stuff, then finish a 12 song set with 5 or so killer tunes. However, lately, we've been grouping songs together in 2's and 3's by key for smoother transitions (not quite medley style yet). Kinda nice. However, I am concerned that the overall flow of a set can be harder to manage if you get the band used to playing the same 3 in a row to tighten transitions. The other factor is we definitely have some material that may get phased out over time and I wonder if I am creating a monster here. Down the line type thing. Lastly, how hard do I need to break up the inevitable giant list of songs in G for instance? The ballads are always in G right? As a point of clarification: We play almost everything in it's original key just for ease of practice at home and the only thing I change are things that are played a half step down. We tune those up to standard again for ease. So what do you all suggest? Keep slamming them together in little groups or keep 'em apart? Any other set list creation tips? Korg Kronos 2 61, Kronos 1 61, Dave Smith Mopho x4, 1954 Hammond C2, Wurlitzer 200A, Yamaha Motif 6, Casio CDP-100, Alesis Vortex Wireless, too much PA gear! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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