[Dixielandjazz] OKOM??

Mike C. mike at michaelcryer.com
Tue Jun 14 16:14:42 PDT 2005

         I think that _part_ of the problem is the training levels of 
musicians. Many people are getting out of some high schools and music 
schools without really being proficient on their instruments. Unable to 
to scales, unable to play basic stuff and most importantly not knowing 
the style because they don't really listen to the style and/or people 
they are trying to emulate.
        Music like other parts of our public education system is poorly 
taught and there are less and less high caliber musical role models to 
follow. Just a thought. Now I'll get off the soapbox and duck.


>>Then they should do all of us a favor and not go to the Plate, at least until 
>>such time as they can do so and be professional.  To do anything less is 
>>desecration of the music and the ever shrinking work place for the Bands that can 
>>and do step up to the plate and hit home runs every time.
>>Bands who perform substandard have been destroying the live music industry 
>>for years by undercutting the performance fees of the better groups who then 
>>must stop touring for lack of appropriate pay for their professional services.


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