At 11:24 AM 03/13/2002 +0000, Andrea Brodie wrote:
>If we spent as much time picking apart technique and naming it and deciding
>whether or not it is correct and which players of which instrument are
>lobotomized, we'd never get to play at all.
The problem, as I see it, is not so much with the debate on terminology,
which is a necessary evil if we want to be talking about the same thing
(since we are somewhat limited to text), but with the *attitude* of some
people (I'll give you one guess) who don't seem capable of making a point
without being rude and obnoxious. A civilized debate, which I hope is what
we are trying to achieve on this list, is not just about getting at the
facts and the truth, but also about doing it with manners, without feeling
the need to body-slam everyone in your path...
That being said, I have a copy of Michea/l O/ hAlmhain's "Tutor for Feado/g
Sta/in" published by Comhaltas, and I can't see any mention of a "cut
roll." The author discusses grace notes, rolls, short rolls, and double-cut
rolls, all terms which most of us are familiar with, but no "cut roll"...
As for the stupid comment on lobotomized fiddlers and box players, I will
assume that most on this list know a personal agenda when they see one...
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