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Re: developing musicians and a musical culture

True.  One might get lucky and break a rule at the beginning, not knowing
that you are doing something new and cool.  But to sustain that kind of
development, you really have to start digging into what has come before.
What are the chances you will get lucky like that again?  Especially after
someone tells you that you did something new and you develop an ego about
it.  Then your mind closes up and you turn into that guy who no one had 
heard of who was on the list a couple weeks ago and thought he was a 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Will Brake" <wbrake@comcast.net>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: developing musicians and a musical culture

> Nick,
> Right or wrong, to quote John Scofield, "if you only know bar cords, you
> will only play in bars!"
> How can you break the rules if you don't know them? I've seen many
> players come and go. Almost always, the people that have done their
> homework, spent countless hours polishing their craft are the artists
> that have some brilliant careers. You might break thru not knowing much,
> but almost always that type will fall into obscurity as time passes.