On 12/24/2013 06:31 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-12-23 at 22:41 -1000, david wrote:
In my opinion, learning and mimicking styles (and performances thereof)
are core staples of all musical training (along with theory). It is the
way in which these styles form the basis of a more developed or even
"new" style that separates mediocrity from genius.
> you're right, but there's a good reason for not playing music your own
There are others, e.g., you are learning an instrument, you make your
living playing covers, you are a classical musician adhering to a
particular performance practice (based on period/genre) etc.
> Usually they do it, because they want feedback, they don't get with
Gross over-generalization ... see other, less vain and more practical
> Imagine when you was young. Go tell your parents that you want to become
Another gross over-generalization with a flawed analogy. I believe a
particular response to the question of a child's hopes and dreams
depends on your parent/guardian.
> If you tell your parents, teachers etc. that you want to become a
I'm glad I nor any of my childhood friends didn't have that type of
parent or teacher.
> It's a long and hard way before you are allowed to make your own music,
There is no long, hard road to self-style. Perhaps you meant the long
road to fame and fortune.
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