Personally, I feel that to confine an artist to my own set-in-stone standards of "what is the right way" is to impose a limitation on what true art really is, i.e., creative self expression. For example:
- orchestra musicians play stand up bass with a bow, while jazz & bluegrass musicians use fingers. Is one right and one wrong?
- some guitarists use a pick, others use their fingers, some use a thumb pick, etc. Is one right and the others wrong?
- some drummers use sticks of different sizes, or brushes, or timpani mallets. Is one right and the others wrong?
- flamenco guitarists use extensive percussive technique on a nylon string guitar. Are they wrong?
- Narciso Yepes used a 10-string classical guitar for a fuller sound. Was he wrong?
We each have our personal preferences on how to do something, but that doesn't mean other artists "aren't doing it right" just because it's not the way I would do it. An appreciation of art begins with a mind open to other forms of expression outside of my own. Where would music be (or anything else, for that matter) if imagination, creativity, and innovation were confined to a predetermined ideological mold?
I express these thoughts / feelings with kindness and respect to my fellow Chordians, and I hope this wee bit of perspective is helpful and constructive, because in the end ... it's all about the music.