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Thread #84223   Message #3652184
Posted By: GUEST
19-Aug-14 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
Subject: RE: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
That's rather my point, Don. It's not just a cliché, it went unnoticed by the Ukelele gang: it's not as if the instrument has to be played like that (thinking here of the passing note in GHB which is related to gracing in other instruments), it's just a habit needed to make the instrument the instrument. Trouble is, the instrument's the medium, the music should rule, and it didn't. Now, that might be acceptable in an instrument which adds something enormous to the tune, but to be frank, I think I'd rather have heard it played on a barrel-organ.