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Old 08-19-2019, 07:02 AM   #288
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Originally Posted by superblonde.org View Post
total elitism attitude. "meh, a person capable of performing the prelude can hear the difference. you dont need anything else, if you can't hear it...tooooo bad"
Yep. It is absolutely elitism. How 'bout them apples?



YOU CAN'T PLAY IT ACCURATELY IF YOU CAN'T HEAR IT.

If you can't hear the difference between 2 renditions, *you're not going to be able to reproduce the difference*.

Please note the difference between being able to hear something and to play something. I have written that to PLAY it you have to be able to hear the difference. That is NOT the same as being able to HEAR it.

In the real world, it's not the instruction's fault that you can't play something like Rostropovich. It is up to YOU to play as well as Rostropovich, which is extremely unlikely.


That is, indeed, elitism: Rostropovich, Casals, Yo-Yo Ma are ELITE musicians. What they add to the written music cannot be perfectly transcribed, only approximated.

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why does the idea of improving current notation seem so threatening to you?
Because it's gonna take muh gunz?
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