rojarosguitar wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:26 pm
... So the sociological function of quoting a lineage can only be to enhance one's chances within the field of competition in terms of prestige, income, positions etc.
No, sometimes it is respect for tradition. You know, crediting one's elders, and all that stuff.
And sometimes it is just for fun! Some of us enjoy history: migration of cultures, etymology of words, development of music, performance practice, etc. The root of the word "Tradition" is Latin "Traditio" from "Tradere", to transfer, give over. I like that idea.
Here is MY tangled pedigree!
Classical Guitar related only, of course. Doesn't count masterclasses.
A ski racing coach of mine once got frustrated with me and said: "When are you going to stop studying and do something?!?"
Apropos? I sense a parallel here.
Time to go practice!
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2015 John H. Dick
1994 Larry Breslin ("Deerhead")
1952 Vincente Tatay