Originally Posted by 5kgLifter
Yep, they are...I've seen comments on youtube, of late, where people are instructed to stick to the traditional tunes because that's what the instruments were for...that just ticks me off; a musical instrument should be used in any way a person chooses.
I've even read, in books, where they say the same thing in a round about way by suggesting people listen to the sort of music that the instrument is used to play...doh, why?
Music would stagnate if people did that and if that was the case, why do we even have R&R, Blues etc, after all a guitar would probably initially have been used for classical, due to the era when it came into use, so shouldn't they have all stuck to the traditional classical
, as it was/would have been...
...mini rant over
Rant appreciated, because I've always thought exactly the same thing!
Music is to be interpreted however the player wants it to be. Restrictions only restrict creativity. Music wouldn't exist as it does today if this happened. Like you said.