Mudcat Café message #1090267 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55223   Message #1090267
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
10-Jan-04 - 09:22 PM
Thread Name: Using a music stand
Subject: RE: Using a music stand
For those folk guitarists who put down those who use stands, I will in future tell them that tehy are poor players everytime I see them use a capo.... no more Mr Nice Guy!

Saw the Billy Joel 2001 concert - Mr Joo played his "concerto" material for him - with the pages in front of him, Billy had about a dozen 4 inch thick binders on the top of his electric piano - at one stage he muttered - "no that's not in the folders" - when he played, it was difficult to tell if he was looking at the musivc at all - often times, he had his eyes closed...

Always challenge those 'snob sob's to immediately get up and do what they want you to do (warning - some of them CAN do it!) or they get away with the "Do as I say, not as I do" game. No more Mr Nice Guy!

What would you think of a group who plays every week - no rehearsal allowed - someone just turns up with word sheets on which the chord names are printed - with verbal instructions from the guitar player - "up three" .... always read from the sheets, never learn anything off?