[Dixielandjazz] Teaching Music In Schools

Charlie Hooks charliehooks2 at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 14 21:28:45 PDT 2005

On Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at 10:45 PM, Steve barbone wrote:

> Like, "look man, if you want to play this music, master your axe and 
> your
> mind." Then they would offer to help you, IF YOU WERE SERIOUS ABOUT
> BECOMMING A REAL JAZZ MUSICIAN. Man, you had to do a lot more than 
> read the
> dots. Preparing the mind was more important. Listening was not 
> enough, you
> had to HEAR. (Yes, there is a difference)
> Yet somehow, the jazz guys survived it all. How many of us today 
> look down
> on cutting contests as if they were undignified behavior? Shoot, 
> back then
> it was a part of paying your dues. Maybe since nobody does that 
> anymore it
> contributes to the sissification of OKOM? :-) VBG.

> This is really getting to me, having to agree with you again and 
> again.  But there it is: you're right, Steverino!

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