Julien Claassen wrote:
Kind of sad, if true. In Bach's day, musicians were EXPECTED to be able
to take a melody whistled or sung by anyone in their audience - a melody
they might have never heard before - then sit down and improvise
contrapuntal pieces on it. Even including 4-voice fugues.
My piano instructor taught me that - I used to be able to improvise 2-3
part contrapuntal pieces that same way.
If many modern classical musicians can't do the same thing today, it
says more about the inadequacy of musical training these days than any
difference between jazz or classical musicians.
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