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Thread #116964   Message #2553690
Posted By: mattkeen
31-Jan-09 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
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However, there are some performers in clubs - not always amateurs - who have brought along something they obviously haven't prepared properly, and then read it as their performance. Well - I don't like this, for the simple reason that, if you're concentrating on getting the words and chords (say) right from the music, you're not concentrating on the main thing: the audience.

Try telling classical performers that it isn't possible to read music and deliver brilliantly for the audience.

I don't happen to like it when people are reading in a club setting AND are unsure of the piece. No objection to them reading if that is how they perform - e.g. if they also happen to be a classical performer and thats how they learnt to do it