The style above mentioned leads us to unique practices. During our practices, everyone suggests what he wish to do. It is a very interesting thing that we discuss about these kinds of suggestions in practices. Sometimes we discuss most of time without singing. We repeatedly sing and discuss until we reach out goal which is oriented not by one particular character's taste, but by all of M.A.B. member's. We are all satisfied with this way of directing music. So we continue singing without conductors.
Singing without conductors, we could only rely on the ears and eyes to decide the time to begin, the time to finish, the measure of tempo and etc. In this reason, we practice in a circle and looking at each other. This feeling that everyone is a soloist and such a practice method make us to sing in an arc, sometimes it almost looks like in a semi-circle on our stages.
In general feeling, overrunning the planned time is not ought to. However we do not consider that it is an absolute rule. When we getting stir up our feeling while singing, we sometimes lose track of the time. In this case, it is better for us not to make any special rules, and we believe that we probably never need some rules. We continuously quest for the ideal way of management standing on everyone's conscience.
We all understand the limitation of our voting system. That is why in some cases we change our decisions. We understand the problems that occur in case of coordinating all opinions too. We understand the reason why the problems arise. It is called ``Sweat shirt Theory'' among ourselves and cared during discussion. Concerning for voting, we constantly attempted to discover better ways.
In early years of our mailing list, using e-mail was not wide spread. That is why some of the members not connected to Internet made a small conference room in a commercial network named NIFTY SERVE to exchange information. In September 1992, NIFTY SERVE began a service to exchange mails to Internet. Recently Internet providers for personal use become popular. And now almost all of our members can exchange information in the mailing list.
As time goes by, most of us graduated the institute and even some of the members left Tokyo. However the networking environment still works to connect us.
This mailing system is managed by Takashi YOSHIMURA in ETL, AIST, MITI.