[Dixielandjazz] never a wrong note

James Kashishian kash at ran.es
Sun Sep 21 22:40:25 PDT 2003

In a quote referring to the late Johnny Best, it was said he never
played a wrong note in his life.  Now, I know that's just a figure of
speech, and I'm sure Mr. Best was an excellent player.

The subject, however, does bring up a particular subject I find

I maintain, if while improvising, you never, ever play a wrong note, it
means that you aren't really "reaching out"....trying anything new.  Any
of you out there that play regular gigs know that you can stick to the
"tried & true", and never play a wrong note.  The wrong notes can appear
when you go out on a limb, trying something new.  

If you don't try to fly, you can be sure you won't fall.


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