[Dixielandjazz] Learning after 50

Dottie Lawless dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com
Sat, 01 Jun 2002 10:44:07 +0000

Bob Grinstead is up in years, not sure of his exact age, but he plays tuba and
still leads a band, The La Salle St JB, mostly playing for retirement centers
and rest homes.  I found his name listed with in an old Watters Navy band, but
the photo was not clear.  He occasionally shows up at our local jazz club, for
a jam set.

Dottie Lawless

John Farrell wrote:

> According to Rebecca Thompson
>  "After age 50, some things take longer to learn."
> I left my 50th birthday behind me some years ago and since then have had no
> problem with learning those things which I want to learn. My difficulty
> comes in remembering them (for instance the changes of "All The Things You
> Are") .   .   . How the devil do concert pianists commit to memory all those
> lengthy concertos note-for-note? There must be a trick to it - I wouldn't be
> able to tell you what I had for lunch yesterday.
> Here in England we have an expression "Old Git" (which equates to the
> transatlantic Old Fogey) which I notice is becoming increasingly popular
> with my kids when they  visit me. Usually they tack "Grumpy" in front of it.
> At least I have learned how to get off this list (I wonder if Bob Grinstead
> is related to that splendid pianist Dan Grinstead of Seattle?).
> John Farrell
> stridepiano@tesco.net
> http://homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm
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