Bruce McCaskey Posted October 2, 2014 Share Posted October 2, 2014 On the topic of playing and speaking at the same time - I was in an Anglo workshop class with John Williams several years ago. While he was playing a reel (at normal speed) for the class someone came into the room with an uncertain look on their face. John asked what he was looking for, responded with a couple of comments and then gave directions including location and room numbers as a reference - all while continuing to play the reel he was demonstrating and with no apparent impact on his playing. The best I can do reliably while playing reels and jigs is a clipped "yes" or "no." I can occasionally manage three or four sensible words in a string, but not often. Not likely to manage that on a tune recently learned, but more likely if I've known it a few years. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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