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Re: How To Evaluate-Judge-Quantify

Philly the Kid (apriori@slip.net)
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 19:30:42 -0500

>One other thing: people used to assume that singers like Ella Fitzgerald
>weren't real "musicians", even though in reality Fitzgerald knew her way
>very well around theory and piano (in addition to providing the world with
>that voice). How careful do we need to be in making assumptions
>about what kind of training musicians like BB King do or don't have? (I
>ask because I honestly don't know what kind of training King had, or the
>other blues musicians mentioned.)
>
>--Aliyah

Ella may or may not have known her way around theory and piano but that
isn't why she has credibility...

Why do we have terms like "real musician" ?

Rico