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Thread #114316   Message #2438413
Posted By: Mooh
12-Sep-08 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: Wrong speeds, tunes and instruments?
Subject: RE: Wrong speeds, tunes and instruments?
Ripping through tunes at the speed of light seems not to serve the melody much to my ears. The lilt of a melody gets lost in tempo.

As for instrumentation, there's not a better way of discouraging players from playing tunes than rejecting their instrument of choice. There aren't laws about this, just tastes, and tastes vary. Tony McManus has said some things about playing trad tunes on guitar along these lines. There's one player I wouldn't disagree with...because of his tastes.

Peace, Mooh.