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Jazz Applause

At every jazz performance, you're supposed to clap after each solo. That's been the case at all of the jazz performances I've attended [many over my life].

Of course, the average pop rock listener doesn't know that either. It's another moment of chagrin when the first solo of the evening finishes, and only a handful of people applaud.

Rockers look around in total confusion. After a while, they figure out what's going on - but then, a bit after that, they stop. It's way too much clapping for them. Usually, there's no simple rock drum beat - whap THUMP whap THUMP whap THUMP - so nothing for the, uh, inebriated members of the audience to clap to during the music.

So, the average person claps too much at classical concerts, and too little at jazz performances. Life is so hard.

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