[NSP] Mistakes in public perfomance

2008-09-30 Thread John_Dally
All music, because it is art, is a gift. The generosity with which the gift is given and received is often more important than the technical skill through which it is given. Some of the most moving performances I've had the pleasure of experiencing have been from artists who will

[NSP] Re: Mistakes in public perfomance

2008-09-30 Thread Gibbons, John
Back to those comments of Tom Clough's that resurfaced in the great choyting debate. I could sit hours and hear the worst piper that ever played, if there is such a thing as a poor Northumbrian small piper. Imagination has always played a big part in my playing and listening, and it's

[NSP] Re: Mistakes in public perfomance

2008-09-30 Thread Helen Capes
LOVELY comment John. Thanks. I needed that encouragement.I found the choyting debate hard going. Helen All music, because it is art, is a gift. The generosity with which the gift is given and received is often more important than the technical skill through which it is given. To

[NSP] John's Miles Davis Quote

2008-09-30 Thread Paul Rhodes
Hi All, Just to add another couple of comments from a jazz musician friend of mine, which build nicely on John's Miles Davis quote: 'You are never more than a semitone away from the right note.' and, 'There is no such thing as wrong notes, just poor choices.' These two

[NSP] Re: John's Miles Davis Quote

2008-09-30 Thread Chris Ormston
Yeah but we're not talking about jazz here. Stepping into uncharted (for me) waters, jazz improvisation is all about working within chord structures, whereas Northumbrian piping has more to do with melodic sequences, using a drone rather than a chord sequence as the anchor, so mistakes are more