In the Grand Scheme, not a damn thing. If you were going to be A Big Famous Legendary Player, you'd already know it. And there's nothing which you can play which has not already been done better, faster, cleaner by somebody else. You seem to be well aware of these bits already.Doraemon wrote: What really is the point of studying music if you're just an ordinary person? What could one possibly contribute? Or the question is, what kind of role does the ordinary, working musician have in their community.
Absolutely. Every profession has it's ladder to the top. Those who are so driven will do what they can to climb as high as possible. Not everyone can or should be on the top of that ladder. Mere humans can and do have satisfying careers in music that are just as legitimate at those on the top. They are teachers in private studios, schools, music therapists, church musicians, local performing artists, work in music business, own music businesses, work in technology and recording, become luthiers, composers, do guitar repair...can you think of more? As a musician, you will need to develop an eye for untapped potential and be willing get out of your comfort zone. It is a difficult career. It isn't about the glamour or being the best. It's about getting out of bed each morning and having the courage to continue on your chosen path. It is tough. But if that is what you want from life, don't settle for anything less. Don't succumb to your fears. Maintain an open mind and open heart to embrace all that a day can bring.AndreiKrylov wrote: All those competitions etc are not about music at all. It is all just another sport.
Thanks!Doraemon wrote:I already saw you had a well-written response posted, why did you delete it? Very strange!AndreiKrylov wrote:posted by mistake. sorry
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