Quote Mr Tom:
Though as a classically trained pianist and guitarist it pains me to call such people musicians (and I sense a similar hesitation in other posts). I would rather see them labeled as second-generation musicians or something - but I guess that is still a musician (albeit a 2nd generation one!).
That is envy with a halo justified by an ersatz argument. Why anyone would consider a classical musician second rate and someone who "just do what I feel man, like you know, I kind of express myself, I sort of play how I feel" is beyond me. You previously reasoned arguments have now become senseless.
This always happens. Myself and others consider many Djs musicians and then someone like you comes along and says classical musicians are second generation, its all to do with how you feel and playing without music.
I can now see where Ivan C and Steve Hill are coming from. they have obviously met people like you before, fortunately I haven't.
So when I am given music to play and I play it I'm no where near as good as a Dj who puts on compilation Cds at weddings?
I have performed professionally on piano in MOR and jazz groups, on scratch turntable, written for classical ensembles, arranged jazz for chamber orchestras, had electronica used on films. Out of all these I'm only a real musician on scratch turntable? All the other things I'm not doing what I feel so hence second generation?
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