Re: Standard notation or By Ear for New Tunes
Absolutely correct Ken. Although,as we all know one man's (woman's ) interpretation will differ from another's.But isn't that the sheer beauty of it ?.There is no totally 100%,absolutely perfect interpretation of any piece of music,although we might believe that one particular interpretation is exactly that for us.Other's may equally like a different interpretation. I have dozens of differing performances of Piano Concertos by Beethoven/Tchajkovsky/Rachmaninov etc.,all of which i enjoy immensely.That doesn't mean to say that i don't have a 'favourite' amongst them.
Personally,regarding what we might regard as 'standard' tunes,as long as you don't go too far out & totally loose the basic melody,i think that all interpretations are valid. Unfortunately,i've heard a few of the new 'super pickers' totally loose the foundation of the melody that they're supposed to be playing - too much techno-picking & too little tune (IMHO),
Weber F-5 'Fern'.
Lebeda F-5 "Special".
Stelling Bellflower BANJO
Tanglewood TW-1000SR Guitar
Tokai - 'Tele-alike'.