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Old 01-13-2007, 03:16 AM
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Say,. Nutha

Extremely hypothetical and improbable..but here it goes...

Basically, I am an "ear player" since age 5. Even learning all rudiments "by wrote" or "by ear". So, no matter what it is, I play what I hear. I've learned many "new rudiment/hybrid stickings" rudiments and they are learnable once you have most other stickings together. As long as it's coherent, musical thought, it's achieveable thru repetition and breaking it down.

I truly believe we are all just trying to reinvent the wheel in some ways. I have found by teaching students to memorize immediately, they become more in tune with their ability to retain many concepts like orchestration, phrasing and ultimately creativity

Hope thats the right answer :)
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