Deconstructing Musical Arrangements
Learning/Discussion Room -- 4:00pm to 5:00pm Sunday April 25 P
We will play a track from our CD, which has been noted for its arrangements, and then each demonstrate and talk about our own parts; Cynthia on fiddle, Doug on guitar, Tom on clarinet or mandolin, and Peter on accordion. We will discuss the process of finding suitable parts that enhance the overall musicality of the band. The band sound can be greater than the sum of its parts. Musical virtuosity isn’t a guarantee of a good band sound, but playing parts within the ability of each member which enhance the overall sound is. Every musician or group can make great music. Listening through good headphones is highly recommended for this workshop.