I agree that recordings are the definite source, especially for modern music. I can only use any Rock n Roll sheet music or tabs as a guide and always must learn the songs from recordings. This is even true for my own songs that I had to relearn for a 20 year reunion concert last year, my own tab(cheat) sheets and notes were just useable as a guide only. We ended up changing many keys and tempos anyways for the show. I will admit that my ear is better than my music reading skills. Also, that since every performance varies, each recording has to be taken as a unique version of a given song. It's interesting listening to some cover bands and being able to figure out which recording they learned it from!!! Robert Wasserman [log in to unmask] Sound Archives Proj. Asst. Wisconsin Historical Society 608-264-6473 >>> [log in to unmask] 3/30/2006 12:39 PM >>> I couldn't think of a better way to prove my point that without completely annotated music, for thosw wishing to perform the music as its creators intended, a properly qualified recording is a defining document. A qualified recording is one made by the creator(s) of the music or those known to be aware of and to deliberately implement that tradition. Steve Smolian ----- Original Message ----- From: "Russ Hamm" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:01 PM Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The waltz (was Which U.S. orchestra recorded first and Arthur Fiedler) > James Brown is noted for pushing the ONE beat, creating the amazing > rhythmic drive of his music. > > Russ Hamm > > My assumption has always been that the rock'n'roll drummers of >>that period simply weren't competent enough to master that, and >>instead went to the "one-two-THREE-four" that backed up rock >>from that point until much later. Contemporary pop music uses >>a "funk" dance rhythm that is lifted from Black artists, most >>notably James Brown...which, if carefully analyzed, turns out >>to be based on the old tango rhythm. >> >>Anybody out there in Radio-Land make any sense of this? >> >>Steven C. Barr > > <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> > > Russ Hamm > Ed Tech Specialist > National School District (http://nsd.us) > San Diego County, California > tel. (619) 336-7752 > FAX (619) 336-7551 > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.385 / Virus Database: 268.3.3/296 - Release Date: 3/29/2006 > > http://www.bbc.co.uk/ This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.