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||Posted: Jan. 20 2005, 09:38
|Quote (Yuval @ Jan. 19 2005, 11:00)|
|Korgscrew- can you play the down scales on QE2?|
Is there a tab for that? I gave it up years ago, about time to give it a try again.
Yes, I can...when I have a good tailwind, at least
I've never looked for a tab of it, there might not be one. I could probably roughly sketch out an outline for the twiddly section fairly quickly, if you like.
I think that, with regards to being faithful to the original, it depends on what setting you're playing it in. In the case of a tribute band/performance, people are going to be expecting it to sound something close to, if not exactly like, the original. In other settings though, people may just be expecting to hear good music, or hear something of the artist performing, and that's when there's more flexibility for re-interpretation (indeed, in some settings the audience may expect re-interpretation). I sometimes perform pieces by Mike on acoustic guitar - not things he composed for acoustic guitar originally, but re-arrangements of things like Sentinel. The audiences I'd tend to play them to may have heard of Mike, but certainly won't have come expecting to hear his music, so all that concerns me is making it sound good, rather than making it sound like Mike...it's more a matter of interpreting the music in a way which suits the instrument and my capabilities on it. Sometimes I do things like take one tune and put it over another chord sequence - sacrilege as far as purists would be concerned, but it makes it more fun for me, and if it's fun for me, that's likely to come across in the playing (and that is, I would say, one of the most important things). I think in my case, it would be fair to say that the audience often expects me to do something a bit different...but I still find ways of surprising them...