Let's say you've had the good fortune to find four professional musicians who want to play together in a quartet: people who get along, play decently together and are willing to spend some time on the group to make it more than a pick-up wedding gig quartet.
What steps can a group take to develop as a quartet? What sequence of repertoire would help most in developing artistically? What kind of scales or other fun voodoo would help in developing technically? What should be done to ensure that the group continues to get along, with egos well-fed and in-check? Any other advice? Stories? Pitfalls to be avoided?
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