Mudcat Café message #41586 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6800   Message #41586
Posted By: John in Brisbane
13-Oct-98 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: Modes?
Subject: RE: Modes?
Thanks to Frank i.t.s. for referring back to my original question. At various stages during this thread I thought I'd come close to understanding the subject, then finally came to my senses and realised that the only way I would ever understand this was to actually do it. How, I'm not so sure?

What motivated me to ask the question in the first place is pretty straight forward - I hope I don't offend too many people along the way.

- It usually takes some time for a rhythm guitarist to get used to session/gig playing of Celtic tunes, if they've been brought up on a diet of popular music.

- We don't make life very easy for them! For the thousands of songs in the DT, but in particular the countless number of tunes in ABC, Midi, O'Neil's etc there is a real drought of chords.

- The Holy Grail! If some form of convention existed to describe the nature of the tune, this MAY greatly assist the ears of rhythm guitarists when confronted with an unfamiliar tune, or one they haven't previously understood.

Regards John