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Re: OT: old skool listening
mark francombe wrote:
> Does any one know?
I'm always looking out for info about the history
of what we might call "ethnic musics", but
I never came across much on this topic.
To be fair though, I tend to think that
grandfather Butler left Eire in order to escape the music,
it's a genre I've never been drawn to.
(in other words, no I don't know, just have some related ideas)
> Maybe there is an underlying root from English Reels
> (could be Scottish maybe in origin) that crossed the water with the
> Irish sea workers
Listening to the Irish jigs and reels I wonder
if they've been re-constituted from sheet music
at some time in their development.
Aural traditions around the world tend to have rhythms
that approach the the strong beat rather than follow it,
and I reckon a lot of those jigs/reels would sound
better if played in that way.
Stephen Goodman wrote:
> Slide guitar is traceable on many accounts to one-stringed
> African instruments,
I'd guess it would be ultimately traceable to the music bow,
I'd be interested to hear (or hear about) any African instrument
that had a slide.
Presumably a Berimbau type instrument would be the missing link.
There's certainly the Asian instruments, the most refined being
the gotuvadyam vina.