Thursday, 20 December 2012

Folk music can be boring.

I remember going to a concert, a few years ago, where a folk singer sang a song with about 60 verses. I remember the words 'tu ra la" being used a lot. Naturally I was bored shitless. Because I was trying to entertain myself while he was singing (you could say that I was trying to do what he was supposed to be doing), I noticed that he was using a thing called a capo.
When he started another song (god help me - he did about five songs) he just moved this thing and used the same chords.
I thought, "Lazy bugger, why doesn't he just learn to play the guitar properly?"
My advice - if you're thinking of going to a folk music concert, think again.

7 comments:

  1. Christian rock is pretty insipid.

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  2. well actually capos (plural - capi?) do have their place. Some fingerpicking tunes work better in certain keys.

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  3. I've noticed that lute tunes seem to be in the same keys.

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  4. Evolution will hopely soon take care of the lute.

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  5. I thought a capo was some kind of a boss in the Mafia

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