[originally posted in February 2006 on www.Memphis-Dulcimer.com, copied and reposted here on 4/11/2009]
Play back-up chords and sing along.
Practice playing the back-up chords for the meeting playlist. If
you know the tune. Sing it while you play the chords. If
you always play the melody, practice just playing the chords. If
you have been having trouble playing the melody up to speed,
concentrate on that.
At the next meeting we will continue changing the parts we play.
As we did with the rounds, we will divide up and take turns playing the
chords or the melody with some of the tunes.