Very interesting theme! I tried to have a discussion here about Music itself - is it sport or is it art? It did not work, seems like people were not interested to discuss it. Here we could see two different views on this subject .
1. Music is sport and all human activity in Music follow sport rules etc.
2. Music is Art, and works similar to Painting, Poetry, Sculpture etc.
A) Seems like performance part of Music very close to sport and follow similar rules and views on it in many ways.
B) Yet it is accepted that Composition of (creation of music in mind or with use of he instrument) music is similar to other Arts.
C) But recording? - seems like it is on the border of both Art and sport...
If it is creation of music, like the recording of new and original piece, then recorded in sections or not - what difference if any it will make? The best measurement for it should that creator, author satisfied with his creation.
Another story if this recording is not creation of any new music, but recording of his/her performance intended for competition with other performers who are recording same pieces of music.
In this case, in this kind of activity, recording in sections would not be proper, because competition could not work in such way.
BUT... many people are not interested in ANY, ALL competitions like that.
Myself I never took part in anything like that. Will not take part in it and do not see any value at all for myself to take part in competitions like that.
Yes, every professional musician, performer have to be a good sportsman in some ways in his discipline. But... if music would be only about sport - then ... where would be no Art in music.
And I do not understand why we have to use word "Music" describing this kind of activity? Why not name it "competition in fast and precise movement of fingers", and include it as a discipline in Sport competitions, world championships etc. Where could be maybe 100 pieces played by every contestant all the time and judges will choose the best.
And then yes - no cheating, no doping etc. All this will be very suitable and applicable.
Last edited by AndreiKrylov on Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.