wunks Posted April 22, 2022 Share Posted April 22, 2022 28 minutes ago, Peter Laban said: My experience with (Irish) traditional musicians who only learn by ear suggest the way they retain tunes is different from those who learn from notation: ear learners tend to appraoch a tune as a structure, singling out the important notes and 'hanging' the phrases off them, filling the gaps as it were while sight learners often tend to see a string of notes they have to memorise. That's how I do it. The filling in of the gaps is the context and/or "flavor" I wish to impart. I can't imagine a written score conveying the subtleties and embedded variations in a Quebecois reel for example. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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