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Thread #162917   Message #3889057
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry Crossley
17-Nov-17 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
To be fair, it?s not just folk singers that seem to rely on crib sheets these days, since an increasing number of pop, rock and indie acts now tend to hide behind music stands, or even worse stare at an A4 folder lying at their feet. Grahame?s song above says it all; classical players, folk dance musicians, vocal choirs, etc can be excused when following melody lines, especially with harmony parts, but performers that can?t remember simple and usually standard strummed chordal progressions should either have the decency to practice it beforehand or perhaps shouldn?t be performing at all. Would you go to a comedy club where the stand up acts all read their jokes or anecdotes from a sheet of paper?