The band I'm with is searching for a second guitarist (our previous one left for personal reasons). We have brought in about 6 players, all of which we not at the same level musically as the rest of the band. During a second round of ads I got about 6 responses and to make things a little more streamlined this is the response I sent to 3 or 4 guys. Due to the number of replies to the guitarist ad, the auditions are going to be more structured. Please prepare the songs listed below. We are planning on 15 minutes a person, if we feel there is a potential fit, we will have you back for a second audition. I will get back to you later this week with a time for May 6th. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Thanks, Scott Gravity All songs are in the originally recorded Keys. Cant Get Enough You are Playing the Lower Harmony lead parts, rhythm throughout Good Lovin Play the keyboard solo, rhythm throughout One Way or Another Start the song off, rhythm throughout Hash Pipe You play the solo, rhythm throughout Brown Eyed Girl - You are playing the intro lead parts and the "noodling" parts during the songs. All 3 guys were familiar with the set list, and were down with auditioning until I sent this email.I guess I was too pushy. This was the response from one guy. Scott, I really appreciate your professional dealing with this. You have written a lot, kept me up to date. Sounds like you guys have it together. That is a very positive thing that few bands have these days which makes it even harder for me to say this as the band sound attractive. You have a load of people showing up and that sounds a bit messy to me. I am not thrilled with a 15 minute tryout. It barely gets me 5 minute set up, play three songs and out. That is a lot of work for a real small amount of time, and to be very honest, I take some of the time at the tryout to check out the band as much as they are checking me out. I do not want to band with a bunch of knuckleheads. I have a day job, dont need one dollar to play out, but like it of course, am responsible and dont want to waste my time or yours. So one less guy will help you out, maybe that means someone or all gets 20 minutes which is better for you guys. Thanks a lot but sorry I rather have a more traditional tryout. The other two guys didn't even reply to a follow up email , kind of apologizing for being impersonal. So was I too jerky with my reply? What is a "Traditional" audition. Also, we pay for rehearsal/audition time, and feel within 2-3 songs, you can tell if a guy is right for the band. A few guys half way through the first song you could tell they had no idea. The first time around we just let the guys play out a half hour. How do you guys feel about saying "no thanks" to someone after 2-3 tunes? Thoughts?