Smart phone/Tunepal aided playing at a session
A group of us have been playing ITM for many years now. Recently a young man came to our session and, after listening to the tune and realizing he didn’t know it, he opened Tunepal as we were playing, found the dots, and attempted to play along with us. He was half the age of anybody else at the session. Is this a new direction for the tradition? Not to be a curmudgeon, but….
I found this objectionable on many levels. But I am curious to know how other players feel about this. I don’t think it is something that old-timers would have done, even if they had the technology twenty years ago. And does it matter what Micho, Bobby Casey, Chris Droney, et. al., would have done? Is this an expansion of the tradition or a minimizing of it?
Looking forward to your responses. Thanks in advance.