Button Box styles/ preferences?
I’m a button box player of just over to years and I’m starting to develop my own style. There seems to be a change in the type of play comming from younger players.
Rolls: My teacher is encouraging the common five note roll, but i find it’s alot to squeze in and am leaning towards something that sounds more like a banjo roll, where I hit the same note rapidly. Some people seem to feel is sounds distasteful.
I feel that the difference may have something to do with age, as its mostly young players doing this. Also it appears that a lot of young palyers are favouring light quieter boxes with the dry single reed sound, like Sharon shannon or Beoga, as opposed to the luod wet Joe Burke sound which many older players use.
Is this related to music being played more for listening than dancing nowadays?
Do other musicans perfer a specific sound?