I really think the Conservetoire method has done more harm than good for guitar students. The players all sound alike, and realistacally there aren't any jobs. The guitar is an amazing instrument that has a very wide tonal pallet, which is rarely used now. It seems to me that the pursuit of technical perfection has become more important than musicianship and much more important than exploiting the natural sounds of this truly individual instrument. Where are the Breams, Parkenings, and such players whose tone and musciality are immediately recognizable. If I hear a guitarist these days, I'm hard pressed to identify the player by the tone ore musical presentation.Erik Zurcher wrote: ↑Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:10 pmI blame the system of musical education. Conservatoire students need to squeeze their development within four (batchelor) or five+ years (masters). They must push their limits all the time. They can't afford the luxury to perform simple pieces beautifully.