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Re: How To Evaluate-Judge-Quantify

Philly the Kid (apriori@slip.net)
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 19:39:17 -0500

>At 07:26 AM 6/4/97 -0500, Dick Higgins wrote:
>>
>>Try William Billings and Justin Morgan in the eighteenth century, Carl
>>Ruggles and perhaps Henry Cowell in the early twentieth century, etc. As
>>you noted, many composers of "art" music have required "at least some
>>training." Cowell was self-taught for the most part, studied privately
>>witrh a few friends working on specific problems, and so on-but evidently
>>never went past sixth grade on the formal level.
>>
>>Dick Higgins
>>
>I certainly would have mentioned BB King before I mentioned those guys.

Self-taught is a deceptive term. Few learn anything in a vacuum. And
because you don't reflect your knowledge and skill with a certain
vocabulary or referenced with a whole history at your disposal doesn't mean
you don't know...

RIco