Yes. And the consensus is that you need to be in the 7000s or above to be considered truly great.A good saxophonist must have posted at least 1000 posts on the forum :bluewink:
Yeah. And to an extent that's as it should be. I can go all around saying "I'm good, dammit," and even if true, it will tend to make people think I am not that good. OTOH, you could play well in a style that is not fashionable or accepted. Was Ornette good in 1959? A lot of people would have said no.Often, other people.
Being original seems alien to modern thought, especially in music education circles. The world seems full of people wanting to be something or someone else.As Lester Young once said: "Originality is the thing. You can have tone and technique and a lot of other things but without originality you ain’t really nowhere. Gotta be original."
I totally agree with you! Very wise thoughtBeing original seems alien to modern thought, especially in music education circles. The world seems full of people wanting to be something or someone else.
Popular music --and that covers a very broad spectrum--is in a parlous state of mind numbing conformity.