Mudcat Café message #3182059 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3182059
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
05-Jul-11 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
A strong tradition allows innovation, is confident enough that it does not have to create rules, preventing people from doing certain things with the music

But everything having to be open to everything would be enforcing a rule. Worse still, it would be setting a rule for all events rather than having each event free to set its own terms and have its own goals.

You would be reducing the diversity we have, not increasing it.