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GUEST,Woody England's National Musical-Instrument? (1943* d) RE: England's National Musical-Instrument? 25 Nov 08


Subject: RE: England's National Musical-Instrument?
From: s&r

Woody I agree with most of what yousay but I don't think WAV is lazy at all. His output of all sorts of stuff is prolific.


I say he is lazy because it's easy to produce lots of rubbish, the hard work is in the refining of basic output. Anybody that has learned a musical instrument to any degree of competence knows that getting a tune out of the instrument is easy. The thing that really takes work is learning to produce something of quality.

I've been playing Anglo Concertina for about the same amount of time that WAV has been into folk music and by no means would I describe myself as even being competent with the instrument - I reckon that's another year or two away, and being good at it will be many years more, but I'm getting there. I can pick up a new traditional tune and be playing it far better than WAV's efforts in about 5 minutes, but to get it to a level at which I'd consider it good enough for playing to others would probably take days at least. Performers such as Eliza FC or Squeezy will probably spend more time obsessing on and refining one particular tune than WAV has spent in total playing.

WAV is not prepared to do the hard work required to achieve any quality. This is why I think he's lazy.


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