Re: country music
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:13 pm
I always figured that slip-note was based on steel guitar licks, but you could be right (since it is more of a discrete note change rather than a true pitch bend).TomBR wrote: ↑Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:07 pmAs I understand it, when Floyd Cramer and others were developing a country style for piano they adopted the "slip-note" style [...] as an imitation of a guitar hammer-on. Country styles have often spread from one instrument to another. Cross picking mandolin as banjo imitation comes immediately to mind.
Anyway, you see this in Scottish and Irish traditional music too, where the idiomatic ornamentation used by button box and fiddle players grew out of what pipers had long been doing. Adding another level to that, some of the ornamentation you'd typically do when playing Irish music on a piano accordion is imitative of the limitations of the button box. (You wouldn't play an E grace note before a D, for example, but rather an F#.)
And I've heard that when jazz accordionist Art Van Damme was honing his craft, he mainly listened to clarinet player Bennie Goodman.
Point being, if you want to play in a certain style, it would behoove you to listen to all sorts of practitioners of that style, regardless of the instrument. Especially if those instruments have been doing it longer than yours.