Mudcat Café message #1091120 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55223   Message #1091120
Posted By: PoppaGator
12-Jan-04 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: Using a music stand
Subject: RE: Using a music stand
This is undoubtedly a gross overgeneralization, but working from a music stand would seem to be OK for most instrumental-only situations, but much less acceptable for singing (except maybe choral work). Delivering a song is a perfomance akin to acting, and as has already been noted, we don't accept actors in plays reading from (or even consulting) notes.

Of course, I agree with the general consensus that seem to be forming here: it's OK to use whatever you need to use, as long as you bring personal interpretation to your perfomance, along with some kind of direct relationship to the listeners.

Also: what *is* a tympath, anyway?