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Jess A folk music not suitable for the guitar? (119* d) RE: folk music not suitable for the guitar? 15 Oct 04

"I can still remember the days when anything over three chords was a mystery of Gordian complexity; it's perfectly natural for a tyro to ask for the chords to, say, a modal tune or one that has a tricky minor thrown in. We should encourage them to develop their understanding of the music along with their command of the instrument; they will learn when to play and when to tac."

Wasn't the point that Malcolm & Anahata & various others were making that asking for or giving out the chords implies that there is only one set of correct chords? As Anahata said, choice of chords is part of the arrangement so if a beginner asks for chords you'd be fine saying "here are some chords" or "here are the chords that I play" but that's as far as it goes? Nowt wrong with that!

btw what's a tyro??

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