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Re: Musicianship, live technique, etc...

Chris Meyer:

>I heartily agree with this. Some people are so focused on being artists
>100% of the time, they either succeed spectacularly or fail spectacularly.
>If they can't think of what to say (musically or vocally) in an improv
>setting, sometimes they try to force through something inappropriate, end
>prematurely, etc. I think in moments like that, it is great to have a
>toolchest of things to fall back on when inspiration isn't striking in

Sometimes I worry that too many musicians are trying to be artists, too few
trying to be entertainers.


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