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Old 01-11-2020, 04:53 AM
davidbeinct davidbeinct is offline
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Originally Posted by Mandobart View Post
There are some of us who are very capable at both. This is one of the many false dichotomies continuously perpetrated by those who choose not to learn to read notation. Its really another "my-ignorance-is-just-as-valid-as-your-knowledge" false assertion which is one hallmark of social media.

A person who is unable to play by ear is no more pathetic than a person who is unable to read music.

Its not either you can read or you can play by ear. You can actually do both.
My ignorance is just as valid as your knowledge is as old as humanity. Social media does seem to amplify it. I can remember friends in the eighties who said that music reading and music theory get in the way of playing from the heart.
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