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Re: Many Lessons Have Disappeared
6/21/2007 11:42 AM
Dale Lindsey (8281) wrote:
Yes, there will always be great musicians, it will just be harder for them to make a living that way. That has nothing to do with tab or anything like that, but rather a decline in public appreciation for musicianship. It's a shame that the era that someone is born in determines how much his or her talents will be worth, but I suppose it has always been true.
Then again, modern technology has opened up so many new possibilities that I think things are much better than they were when I was young in many ways. As far as learning to play a cover tune, try playing a lick on a turntable over and over again to learn it, sometime! I now have software that will slow a passage down without changing the pitch and even show you the notes played on a piano scale!
And the internet has allowed musicians to have their work heard by people who never would have gotten a chance to hear them before. Heck, even I have posted music on this website. Just think, poor unlucky souls all over the world have been subjected to my screechings! I never would have gotten that kind of coverage in the past.
So I guess for every door that closes, another one opens. All I can say is - if you want tabs, get them now while you can (yes there are still sites up). I have filled my hard drive with every song I think I might ever learn to play, just in case I can't figure one out myself.