Re: Re: [nwbluegrass] Re: Alison Brown workshop & Show in Eugene...
- Hi Dale,
I think what she was saying is, establish the melody without a lot of extra frills. She is the one you would want to sit by, if you were looking for the melody. I've heard this same comment from many other good banjo instructors as well.
>From: Dale Wagner <dwagner@...>
>Date: Tue Nov 01 11:37:28 CST 2005
>Subject: Re: [nwbluegrass] Re: Alison Brown workshop & Show in Eugene...
>Sounds like I wouldn't like to sit near her if I didn't know the song. What
>is a song without melody? When it is your turn to take a break, why not
>play a lot of the melody? When the melody is carried by the vocal, sure you
>are supposed to just do harmony but someone has to carry the melody.
>All rolls is the most boring of banjo.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "M. Jes Wanderyn" <jeswanderyn@...>
>Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:50 AM
>Subject: [nwbluegrass] Re: Alison Brown workshop & Show in Eugene...
>> She talked about the importance of playing the melody in as few notes
>> as possible, essentially stating that *LESS IS MORE"; no surprise
>> there. She used me as a prime example of that approach. Her and I
>> played Cripple Creek together where she demonstrated at least 5
>> different ways to incorporate the melody melodically up and down the
>> neck. Right after that, she mentioned how tasteless playing
>> melodically was; no surprise there either.
>> She talked about the importance of learning rolls and applying the
>> rolls to different chords and fingering positions, and the importance
>> of connecting the chords and fingering positions to each other as
>> being the basis for improvisation.
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- Hi Again Jes..........
Thanks for the kind reply to my questions about Alison Brown's workshop and
performance. The added information regarding booking I will pass on to the
gentleman who was inquiring from me information about booking bluegrass into his
theater. If you have no objection I will pass your name and email address on
to him. If he has further questions in that regard he can connect with you.
His name is Jack Richards and I referred him to others in the community that
might have more information also.
Thank You for Your Kindness.............
North Bend, Oregon
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