2. Come up with a tune or song. It doesn't matter if it is common or uncommon, but should be interesting (see # 6). Check the Index to make sure your tune choice hasn’t been done recently.
3. At the beginning of your appointed week (preferably on Sunday, but please no later than Monday), start a new TOTW topic in the Playing Advice forum. Please format the topic of your thread using this example: TOTW - 4/30/10 - Soldier's Joy. (The date should be in U.S. format – month/date/year). You may run out of space for some tune titles.
4. Provide several links to versions in any of the following formats: sound, video, standard notation, or tablature. There is no requirement for any of these formats, but as many as possible is good. It's also fine to list favorite CDs, DVDs, or books.
5. Monitor your topic so that you can help with any discussion that might develop.
6. Tunes can be interesting for many reasons. They may be commonly known tunes--but what is the history behind them? They may be rare chestnuts--where did you learn of it? They may just be fun to play. They may have odd titles or amusing lyrics. They may be associated with a particular tuning or be useful for demonstrating a particular technique. They may just mean something to you personally.
I hope to lean lots about the history and origins of the tunes too. Not just the names and how to play them as I have been in the past. This will be a great resource for all of us who are just starting out. And for those to add more information about tunes they didn't already know.
I'd like to see a list of pending TOTW's with date, titles & poster. This would give preparation time & hopefully encourage participation.
IMHO, one of the fun aspects about TOTW is that each week the new tune is a surprise. It might be helpful to have a list of available or filled slots, but I'd like to keep the posters, and especially the upcoming tunes, as a surprise.