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GUEST,Don Wise Why do people stick to the rhythm? (22) RE: Why do people stick to the rhythm? 17 Aug 12

If people stick slavishly to the rhythm it's perhaps because that's the way they been taught or trained to play. The musical notation system we use is, in many ways, a straitjacket and I would suspect that most music teachers are unable to even remotely envisage taking liberties with the rhythm and/or the time signature. The very idea is probably unthinkable!

@JohnInKansas: The best ceilidh/barn dance/ folk dance bands in my opinion are those where the tunes have been learnt and where the musicians keep an eye on what's happening on the dance floor.

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