- From: "JimT" <jthread@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:16:17 -0500
"Nil" <rednoise@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:Xns9DDAADE4DFDD6nilch1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On 20 Aug 2010, Pt <peatea@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in alt.guitar.beginner:
Ah but who is wrong and who is right?
The person who plays it as written is right.
If the composer has played it more than one way, which is right?
If the composer never notated it on paper but let someone else do it,
is it right?
If a piece of music, such as a folk song, was never recorded or notated
at the time of its birth, but was propagated by many people's
performances over the years, which one is right?
If someone besides the composer made the most popular and well-known
version, which one is right? What if the composer doesn't like the
cover version? What if the composer likes the cover version?
Are the countless renditions of jazz standards like "All the Things You
Are", all in various tempos, keys, instrumentations, and arrangements,
The person who plays it their way is wrong.
Nothing more said.
I think there's a lot more to be said.
I'd say if it's in the public domain, anything goes, but for copyrighted music, musicians should adhere to the published music when performed live, unless otherwise permitted by the original artist.
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