Mudcat Café message #896107 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57072   Message #896107
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Feb-03 - 04:48 PM
Thread Name: Why are some instruments slated?
Subject: RE: Why are some instruments slated?
I forgot about bongos. Well, the truth is I don't really like to think about them at all. I suppose it must be possible to play a bongo in a way that enhances some types of music. But it's a lot easier to play it in a way that destroys all the other sorts. Any time I feel irritated as an bodhran player whose a bit overenthusiastic I tell myself, thank God he hasn't got a pair of bongos anyway.

As I said Ebbie, three guitars is about possible, and that's what you had. And when you capo a guitar up high, it almost counts as a different instrument, and that's what I instinctively do in those circumstances if other guitarists in.