Mudcat Café message #438583 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33062   Message #438583
Posted By: John Hardly
11-Apr-01 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
Subject: RE: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
There is one more factor to be mentioned here.

Especially if you pride yourself on skillful arranging or original work.

The playing of songs that are familiar to the audience/listener in your style, gives them a window of understanding into what you are doing with the music with which they are NOT familiar.

Said another way (because even I don't understand what I just wrote), familiar songs are a great tool to convey to your audience the nature of YOUR style.

JH