The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109312 Message #2286107
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
12-Mar-08 - 05:44 AM
Thread Name: Complex arrangments of traditional music
Subject: RE: Complex arrangments of traditional music
"complexity for complexitys sake is no more valid than technique for techniques sake."
That's very true, Capn'. A few years ago I was persuaded to spend a few hours at a 'Bluegrass Festival' by a friend of mine. I was dazzled by the technical competence of many of the performers (a hell of a lot more competent than some of the stuff that you hear in folk clubs) but I was totally unmoved - it was all technique and no heart!