The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53435 Message #823773
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
11-Nov-02 - 07:55 PM
Thread Name: Sitting Or Standing
Subject: RE: Sitting Or Standing
I have just come home from Glenfarg Folk Club having seen another tremendous performer who used to play sitting down, but after twenty years realized that standing up was the way to go.
Maurice Dickson may not be a familiar name to many, but he is an incredible guitar player. He has only recently started perfomimg standing up, but it improves markedly what was always a first class performance.
I don't think anybody would say that performing sitting down is "wrong" Jerry. My point is that the performer will always have more impact standing up, but sometimes it takes a lot of hard work and practice to make the transition successfully. Some performers may feel that the extra work is not justified, and who would presume to argue?