The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13673   Message #113784
Posted By: Charlie Baum
13-Sep-99 - 12:13 AM
Thread Name: FSGW GETAWAY 99 Program
Subject: RE: FSGW GETAWAY 99 Program
A note on Ex Libris, Ex Computeris:
I've been fascinated with the problems of transciption of song--especially, what gets left out when you try to transcribe it. You may put into a book (or your computer database like Digitrad) such elements as the tune and the words, but what happens with style and tempo and bent-notes and the thousand subtleties and variations that aren't marked down? How do we go about reconstituting those notated songs? It's something many of us often do, but rarely do those of us who do it sit down together and consciously analyze the process. Bring a song you've learned from a transcription (rather than from hearing someone sing live or on recording)--perhaps something you learned from this Forum or the Digitrad database, and we'll look at how you made the song come alive again.

--Charlie Baum