[Bards] A Question of Categories

jerryn at houston.rr.com jerryn at houston.rr.com
Thu Apr 27 13:51:14 PDT 2006

Mot wrote:

"If there were to be a move to separate "true bardic arts" from 
singing, acting, and instrumental music, it wouldn't particularly pain 
me - I might be relieved to finally know exactly where I stand!  On 
the other hand, will continue to do what I enjoy. "

I think that what we're talking here is more philosophy rather than 
hard-line categorical seperation.

In my interpretation of what we're talking about here, it's not so 
much that we're trying to place people in seperate categories.  I 
think we're trying to find a way to recognize different disciplines 
within performance arts in general.  

But why bother?  I think it would help in judging, critique, as well 
as teaching (Mot, you and I play music and sing, but that doesn't 
limit us in what we WANT to do, it just makes it easier to determine 
which disciplines we wish to use/learn).

"I agree with Gerald that music really lends to the ambiance of an 
event.  "

There are a lot of people that follow that thought.  I noticed a few 
people who might have thought I was pointing people out.  It wasn't my 
intent.  I hope to inspire people to WANT to practice with their 
instrument, so that with time and patience they can help provide the 
gentle lilting sounds that takes an accountant away from the 
campground to a pavillion beside a listfield, where the musicans can 
be heard in the background as the combatants enter the field ready for 
friendly competition.

I do agree with Mot in that it's a good thing people like to hear us 
play, because I'm sure, on my account that I could hardly stop.
"Doesn't really enhance the category discussion but there's my 2 cent 
ramble. - Mot"

I think it just did, myself.

In service to the dream with a song in my heart, I am
HL Gerald of Leesville
A bard of Stargate

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