[Ansteorra] New Calendar Deputy

Kingdom Calendar Requests calendar at seneschal.ansteorra.org
Sun Mar 27 19:41:34 PDT 2011


A bard should know their audience and try not to offend. If the Crown or the
Nobles want to hear and want the populace to shush they should shush. Being
a performer who loves to show off on occasion I love it when people listen
but I am not offended if they don't. It's kind of like renaissance Karaoke.
If you are good, your audience will listen, if not, they will chat or, God
forbid, get up and go to the loo.

 Tina

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Rose <rose_welch at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have been to feasts recently where musicians have been playing wonderful
> background music. (Usually the fantastic Merry Musicians from Moonshadowe.
> Thanks!) This certainly enhanced the atmosphere of the meal and was much
> appreciated by myself and my table mates.
>
> However, I have also been to feasts where the captive audience was taken
> advantage of and stories were told, songs were sung, and so on, with a
> shushing every few seconds. I am not talking about a few short toasts to
> battlefield bravery or the like, but long stories, followed by long songs,
> followed by long toasts, followed by another song, until the meal was over.
> This did NOT add to the ambiance of a meal, and was really rude on the part
> of whomever decided to make the bards stand up and invade our meal.
>
> I am not a bard, but I have been told that part of the training is to be
> able to gauge what your audience wants. If your audience has to be shushed,
> then they obviously don't want to listen at that moment. Whether it's a hat,
> a crat, or the bard themselves that are the cause of these mealtime
> invasions, please keep it brief. (Unless you're feasting with Trimaris, in
> which case, invade away!)
>
> My two tuppence.
>
>
> -Rose the Obnoxious
>
>
> There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are
> seven million.  -Walt Streightif
>
> --- On Fri, 3/25/11, Genie Barrett <maggegene at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Genie Barrett <maggegene at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] why bardic at feast?
> To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Friday, March 25, 2011, 11:38 AM
>
> I have sung as background noise before.  I enjoyed it, as I didn't
> have to make sure that I was clear to the back of the room.  I could
> just enjoy the music.  The problem comes when someone else wants to
> hear, and shushes those around them.
>
> Magge
>
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Alden Drake <alden_drake at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> > Eve wrote: And let's face it, learning an instrument is harder than
> singing, at
> > the very least because you have to buy the instrument while vocal chords
> are
> > free."
> > "
> >
> > I would disagree.  While everyone (generally) has a voice, there's quite
> a
> > difference between a trained and an untrained singing voice.  Having had
> both
> > voice training and instrument training (sax, guitar, harp), I found the
> vocal
> > training to be just as challenging in every regard except one.  A voice
> is much
> > easier to carry around with you. :)
> >
> > Alden
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