- From: ARLOWE <ARLOWE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 13:56:17 +1000
Lumpy was thinking very hard :
ARLOWE wrote:> So how would you describe the education of a musician who learns
> some from books, some from listening and playing along with
> records, some from watching others playing at local clubs, some
> from the internet, learns a few chords from his banjo playing
> cousin dexter and eventually by sitting in with other musicians ???
Learning from others, obviously.
For perhaps the 3rd time in history,
Lord Calder and I agree.
You Played on Lawrence Welk?
Yes but no blue notes. Just blue hairs.
Ok, we seem to be arguing semantics....
The OP opening post was :
What's the difference in someone learning music and to play an
instrument than it was 50 years ago?
50 years ago most schools taught music from 1st grade on.
Everyone learned music basics and how to read music.
It was part of life and basic education in those days.
We learned scales, how many sharps or flats in a key, how to form
triads and understood the difference between 3/4 and 4/4 time.
We learned music sequentially from music teachers.
By the time I was a teenager I played piano, trumpet, percussion,
upright bass and guitar and I could read music.
My first piano recital on stage was at age 6.
I could read music before I could read words.
Today we have the internet.
Almost anything you want to know about anything is at your finger
Including music and how to play an instrument.
Only problem is that people no longer learn sequentially.
Someone may be trying to learn modes before they know intervals.
Or they may be trying to form chords without the knowledge of scales.
If you are serious about learning music and to play a guitar get
yourself a reputable teacher who will start from the beginning.
Learning on your own from the internet is like learning to drive a car
without knowing where or what the brake pedal does.
Just floor it and go!
What Pt is saying is very clear. He has the opinion that to learn music you must do it through a rigid construct and Rich and I disagreed.
We offered reasons why we disagreed (respectfully I might add).
So Lumpy and Mr. Calder do not disagree with what we are saying...they are for some unkown reason just disagreeing with the way we are saying it.
I would recommend they both Mr. Lump amd Mr. Calder read the entire thread before posting some knee-jerk statement.....
Yes I am being Smug....I can because I am right... ;-)
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