When people from different areas play together is it normal they will play a few notes different?
I mean is it still harmonious.
For example I notice that young comhaltas players from different areas will often have videos together as just impromptu one offs. Now maybe they would agree and practice a bit beforehand if they are making a video but in general I wonder when people from another area go ‘on the road’ is it a normal and/or an issue they would seek to correct they were playing a few notes different?
I mean if it is in the same key then it should still be harmonious to the other players shouldn’t it and so it could be seen more like a personal variation than something ‘wrong’? Like in jazz they will be playing the normal beat contuously while each one takes it in turns to improvise. It isn’t the same but I mean in terms of sounding harmonious it would be ok as such?
I ask because I just started trying to play along with other players on youtube (after slowing down by 50% :P and once I found one in the same key :)) some of their notes are still different but generally I was able to keep up and it sounded in sync with theirs.
If you are playing in the same session regularly then naturally you would pick up their version and learn it but I wondered what the modus operandi is if you are on the road finding new sessions all the time how you get in the groove with the others in that case.