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How Settings Influence Instruments


A Darker Knight
So I'm writing a paper on how different settings can influence how people see instruments and players. I picked the guitar cause that's one of the more common instruments out there. You might think of a guitarist as a professional if you see him playing at a big concert hall, but you might think a guy playing at a bar is somehow less successful or less skilled.

If the guy at the bar is suddenly playing in the concert hall, you might find yourself thinking he's a lot better than before, maybe because of the complex lighting and sound systems etc.

I'm interested in knowing how you think a setting might affect perception on an instrument and its player and how an instrument/player could affect his/her setting.