Sunday's Sage Advice

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Sunday's Sage Advice

Postby CampGrrlz » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:27 pm

For the musically-inclined camper who might be asked to join a jam, here are some rules ...

1. Everyone should play the same piece.

2. Observe the repeat signs only if what you just played was interesting.

3. If you play a wrong note, glare at one of the other players.

4. The right note, at the wrong time, is a wrong note. (And vice-versa.)

5. A wrong note, played timidly, is a wrong note.

6. A wrong note, played with authority, is simply your interpretation of the phrase.

7. If everyone gets lost except you, follow the ones who are lost.

8. Strive always to play the maximum notes per second. This will intimidate the weaker players and gain you the admiration of the ignorant.

9. Markings for slurs, dynamics, and accidentals should be completely ignored. They are only there to make the score look more complicated.

10. If a passage is difficult, slow down. If it is easy, speed up. Everything will even itself out in the end.

11. You have achieved a true interpretation when, in the end, you have not played one note of the original piece.

12. When everyone else stops playing, you should stop also. Do not play any notes you may have left over.

13. Blessed are those without perfect pitch, for the kingdom of music is theirs.
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Re: Sunday's Sage Advice

Postby markannab » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:32 pm

Well, I've copied and pasted this into a few emails this afternoon!
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Re: Sunday's Sage Advice - update

Postby CampGrrlz » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:56 pm

The posting which I stole was to the Hammered Dulcimer list and there have been a couple of responses ;) ...

"Now if only I knew what slurs, dynamics and accidentals were ...." and
"Ummmm..... a slur is something bad you say about somebody else.
Dynamics are what happens when you blow up buildings, or bridges, or whatever.
Accidentals are what occurred when you ran the red light and somebody plowed into your car."

As a matter of interest, anyone play or know anyone who plays a Hammered Dulcimer?

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Re: Sunday's Sage Advice

Postby Poodle Jewel » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:35 pm

They make nice music if played properly.First i seen of them was at a market many years ago, a very young asian girl was playing one with a very stand over father making sure she made him his money.I did purchase a tape from her.
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