Misha, what do you think of the playing of Danny Chapman (ratface)? I'm pretty sure that although he can read and write music notation, he does his composing and arranging and much of his tune learning by ear. (And I'm quite sure that if I'm wrong, he'll let us know.)You mean you are a "By-Ear" player of English system, whose playing sounds like he's working with a score? I just can't cope with this. I refuse!That would mean I'd have to figure out what notes I'm playing! :-) But in all seriousness, I play everything by ear.Hmm. A printed version perhaps?
Back to Swedish music this week with a lovely Waltz-Skänklåt after Erik Nillson.
Now that I think of it, Misha, how do you do your own arranging? Do you actually write it all out on paper before hearing how any of it sounds on an instrument? That's something that I would find very strange.