Mudcat Café message #3426965 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147736   Message #3426965
Posted By: Stringsinger
27-Oct-12 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Below the Line... Musicians or not???
Subject: RE: BS: Below the Line... Musicians or not???
Bobert, you have a point. Folk music allows for all kinds of music making whether it's academy trained or self trained. If you are trying to weed out trolls and shills who aren't interested in music but with agendas, then I'm with you.

I have never considered music an exclusive club. That's why I asked.

Some of the best musicians I know are self-trained.

I've spent my whole life defending the idea that anyone can make music for personal enjoyment regardless of what expertise they are reputed to have.

The enemies of music in my mind are ego, not listening, putting others down,
claiming authority that is questionable, being closed-minded about music out of their sphere of interest, or being just plain rude and running roughshod over other's attempt to make music.