The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12091   Message #93679
Posted By: Neil Lowe
09-Jul-99 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Does the instrament make the difference?
Subject: RE: Does the instrament make the difference?
The instrument determines my approach, attitude, and mental set towards it....my accoustic guitar evokes country, bluegrass, and folk strummings from me because the wood in the instrument reminds me of pure, natural things. My recently acquired electric guitar has a sleek, sporty feel in my hands so I try to drive it fast by attempting those fluid, ethereal jazz riffs, or if I want to lay rubber, hard-edged electric blues runs. The piano, which I don't play, is foreign and strange to me, so I play it gently and simply, content for the time being if I can elicit anything from it resembling music and harmony.