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RE: Keith Emerson made keys cool Re: Making Keyboards Look Cool
Perhaps the problem isn't the instrument looking cool it's the player
looking like they're doing something.One solution is movement. ,one can
up sideways to the audience so the keyboard's not blocking the view,and
on a rave up. You know Hendrix also expressed the deisire for people to
close their eyes and listen to the music-he got tired of the circus
act.Interstingly ,I've experienced African musicians who are playing super
hot stuff,but adopt an extremely cool relaxed demeanor,as if it were
effortless,a totally different style of macho poosing. In fact Africa is
origin of cool-read Flash of the Spirit by Robert Farris Thompson.
One of the great things about percussion is it's physical enough that you
don't have to exagerate wildly to look like you're doing something.