I'm curious if anyone has information about the difference in the reading approaches between the Greek and Slavic traditions. I grew up in Antiochian and Greek parishes, but lived in a Slavic style monastery for a few years. So, I've been at the kliros for both styles.
In the Slavic style, nothing is ever just plain read, but it is often in the Greek tradition. I want to say this happened even on Athos. The rubrics in the Antiochian services even explicitly say "plain read." As a non-musical reader, I rarely intone (when needed, I can do a sort of midway between simple intoning and actual chanting, but not real chanting...I'm hoping to change that if I can figure out how to learn to sing). Usually if our chanters aren't there or if they need help (i.e. Agape Vespers is rough for them our protopsalti).
Anyway, just curious if anyone knows why the difference. Thanks!