Re: PING Professional Musicians, re The Terminology of Theory
- From: "Clive - Selectron" <clive@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 16:12:57 -0000
Another example of two peoples separated by a common
language? I think you'll find that yer cratchets and quivers
etc al are the universally accepted language of music and the
US terms are descriptions of the symbols.
How the divergence came about would be interesting to know.
I just love the idea of a 'quasihemidemisemiquaver'
I doubt I could play 128 notes per bar!
Clive P Norris
Selectron (UK) Ltd
Musical Equipment Distribution.
"Neil N" <daltonmusic@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Mar 13, 4:03 am, "amp_noob" <ineedvia...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My daughter attends the same old private school that, years ago, prepared
wife to successfully play church-organ, but I fear that this school might
teaching my daughter the useless lingo of elitism at the expense of
her the useful terminology of working musicians (I might add that my wife
has no feckin' idea whatsoever of how to jam or improvise a tune).
Improvising is something your daughter will be learning elsewhere
then. The lingo, is just nomenclature in a local dialect which lables
the underlining concepts of theory and further on, harmony. Both of
which are important to learn, as long, IMHO, as it is stresed that
they are descriptions of the "thing", and not the "thing " itself.
In your professional opinion, which of these two parlances is more
"Laymans' Terminology" or "Educated and Refined"?
Learning the fundamentals any terminology will give her the conceptual
structure to translate fairly easily into other musical dialects when
encountered. Hopefully, if improvising will be her goal, to never
actually have to discuss such matters verbally.
PS -- My argument was that nobody except a classical orchestral musician
a bowman knows WTF a "quiver" is.
I'm neither, but I do. But then I also know what a quaver is.
But then I also know what a hemidemisemiquaver is, and have never used
the term except as an attempt at lame humour among musos ....
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