Mudcat Café message #1843376 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94923   Message #1843376
Posted By: leeneia
25-Sep-06 - 11:16 PM
Thread Name: Recorders type/range?
Subject: RE: Recorders type/range?
Every musician should listen - to his own music and to the group.

Our two flutists were playing with our group one day, and I told them to play the song again and "listen to Megan." (She's our guitarist.) I told them she had a fine instrument that had just been tuned and that her accompaniment is the basis that we all build on.

From their expressions and remarks, it was clear that they had never thought of that before. So they tried it, and the improvement was immediately apparent.

However, if we did not know how to read music, we could not play nearly the number of interesting new pieces that we do. We are so busy, that most of our members probably wouldn't bother coming if they had to learn pieces by ear.

"Brain first, then hard work."    Eeyore

Although for me, modifying and personalizing a piece of familiar music is not hard work, it's pleasure.