Should we differentiate between those who can’t play “yet” and those who, for one reason or another, will never be able to play
I slipped this question in to the mammoth 300+ thread the other day, and I was dissapointed that everyone carried on as if I was complaining about learners.
I have plenty of time for those who can’t play yet. And one of the great thing about these people is they know when enough is enough and they are intelligent enough to just sit and listen for the majority of the night. In fact, that’s one of the ways you can tell them apart from …
… those who will never be able to play.
They hog the tunes, try to play all night, think they contribute etc etc. I have no time for them. This music is not a nice inclusive free for all. When it’s played well it soars, and that should be the goal, to make it soar. It’s as simple as that.