2007-09-17 14:55:52 UTC
preformances were terrible. I kept thinking to myself of all the work these
'advanced' students had put into the instrument. Some seemed technically
accurate...but then there's that old darned thing I keep reading about on
this NG...'musicality'. I think some of the students could just as well
have been working a typewriter placing notes adeptly...but somehow missing
the point of the words and ideas that should have been coming together like
Two things I came away with. First, traditional classical music on the
guitar is something that cannot be played 'moderatetly well' and come out
musically attractive. Second, I continue to be plagued with the notion that
some people are simply born with talent and some not...and all the
blood,sweat, and tears demanded of such a instrument could be investment
gone awry for those simply ungifted. ?
For all the technical difficulty of this music and perhaps some admiration
inspired for the sheer tackling of higher order, I would have been far more
entertained watching a Chet Atkins resounding little tunes like 'Glow Worm'
with a musicality that was simply mesmerizing. Musicality...gotta be in
one's bones I suppose.