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Re: developing musicians and a musical culture

I teach my bass students about how to use hard disk recording programs to
check their playing against a visual click.  Hopefully that will get them
started with production.  I spent a lesson a while ago teaching them about
compressors.  I agree that it will do kids good to be introduced to
production techniques at an earlier age.  The earlier they start to hear
about things like compression and normalization and livelooping(tm) and all
these other terms and techniques, the less scary it will seem and the more
likely they will be to get involved in them.  It's just part of the reality
of being a musician anymore.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <vze2ncsr@verizon.net>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: developing musicians and a musical culture

> If you were 15 in 1980, you did much of your teens with MTV on in the
> background.  But, if you're 15 today, you probably have your own 
> and maybe even attend video-production classes in high-school.
> 15-year-olds today are way more media and technology savvy than anyone
> before them.
> Yes, musical theory and harmony and stuff will still be learned by some,
> even many.  And yes, some kid will pick up a guitar and join a band.  
> may even practice cycles of thirds and loop the results. :-)
> But here's my point :  What high-school music teacher today can teach
> kids how to use Reason or Live, etc.??????   I suggest THESE are the 
> of instuments that kids today will be using more and more to make their
> music.
> David Kirkdorffer