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Identifying Prowess in an SCA Musician (Revised)

by Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska and Mistress Kasha Alekseeva This is the revised version of the checklist. The original checklist can be found here. Context and clarification for the list can be found here.  As musicians, part of our responsibility is to help others understand how to assess the ability of others who practice our art. [...]

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Identifying Prowess in an SCA Musician (Old Version)

  This post is by Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska and Mistress Kasha Alekseeva As musicians, part of our responsibility is to help others understand how to assess the ability of others who practice our art. With that in mind, we've put together this description of the skills and knowledge areas we expect in SCA musicians who [...]

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SCA Musician Myths

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Bardic music’s place in the SCA landscape due to an article that came out in the Æthelmearc Gazette last week. In the article and the discussion around it I saw a lot of the same misconceptions of the SCA Early Music community (here on out called “musicians”) that [...]

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Beyond “Bad Bards”: Improving Performance Climate in the SCA

This is a guest post from THL Kasha Alekseeva, Baroness of Cynnabar, and renowned performer in the Middle Kingdom. The post is a response to the article "You don't hate the Bardic Arts, you hate Bad Bards" As RUM's new Dean of Performing Arts, I used this article as an opportunity to think about the [...]

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Grand Day of Tournaments 2014

This post was written around November 23rd, 2014. I just haven't gotten around to rereading it and posting. Enjoy! So apparently I'm going to be a Laurel... I guess the place to start is with Closing of the Range. We weren't intending to go, but were summoned to court, so we made an appearance. It [...]

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