The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60576   Message #970022
Posted By: Mudlark
20-Jun-03 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: Death of Diversity?
Subject: RE: Death of Diversity?
Certainly some of this comes from not only getting the music from CD's but often an insistence on slavishly copying "how it was played" on the CD.

I go to 2 works from a homemade songbook collection of mostly old standards. It's a good group and much fun to play with but the choice of songs would not be my own, many of which I did to death 40 years ago. Simple, repetitive songs like Tom Dooley, Sloop JB, This Land is Your Land....unless one is a stellar picker they get pretty boring. The other is just a small group of younger people, so we've traded stuff...they've learned some trad stuff and some current singer/songwriter stuff from me, I've learned some Eagles, Cranberry, etc. stuff from them...much more interesting.