Tunes which always seem to always be played differently than they are written.
I think we may have discussed this before too but no matter.
I’ve found over the years that certain tunes will regularly sound different and are often played differently from that which is written down on “the dots”.
I’m not looking for a Ears V dots discussion here but I’m wondering if anyone else has noticed this phenomenon which seems to occur for certain types of tunes.
I realise that many, if not most tunes, have alternative settings but I’m not talking about that as such. No, there seems to be something else.
It may be that some players just take “short cuts” with some tunes or the actual rhythm of the tune isn’t noted accurately/comprehensively on “the paper”.
Or, perhaps, we also hear the harmonies etc from other instruments in the overall sound and this causes us not to clearly identify every note in the melody?
Anyway, has anyone else noticed this?
I realise that in the great scheme of things, it doesn’t matter too much. Things will usually “blend in” and/or we just adapt in most cases. However, it’s curious that this just seems to be the case with certain tunes.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2014 Third part
https://thesession.org/tunes/4428 Fourth part
https://thesession.org/tunes/1002 Second part
https://thesession.org/tunes/10023 Fourth part
https://thesession.org/tunes/2210 The “join” between parts one and two.
There are others, of course.
It’s not a real issue when you are leading the tune or playing it yourself but you can get caught out sometimes. Also, as I said, it’s sometimes just a case of learning what you hear “by ear”. 🙂