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Thread #19973   Message #207804
Posted By: Mark Clark
06-Apr-00 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: What does 'dueling' instruments mean?
Subject: RE: What does 'dueling' instruments mean?

I'll look out for it, thanks. You might also like a film from a few years back on the life of Scott Joplin. There are many scenes of early "sportin' house" players dueling on pianos. Each player in turn would take what had already been played and build on it playing it back in the faces of those who'd gone before. I suspect musicians have been doing this since people discovered that you could hit a hollow log with a stick and make a pleasant sound.

- Mark