No disrespect. He's one of the all time greatest.

But his current column is, frankly, not useful. I read his old column years ago and if I recall it started out as useful and then gradually devolved into him ranting about the state of music education.

Now it seems like he's picked up right where he left off. Stop trying to convince people why learning and practicing and all these generalities are a good idea. If the recent election has taught us anything it's that nobody changes anyone's mind about -anything-. Either people want to learn or they don't.

My advice: encourage Jeff to present some specific lesson materials and, to paraphrase Jesus, let the good works speak for themselves. If it's useful? People will be converted. And if not? Why are they reading a Bass mag anyways?

But just going on about how important organised learning is without giving people the taste seems silly.



Edited by Suntower (02/07/13 11:39 PM)