athornberry at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 7 10:23:07 CST 2005
i agree with that.
i think the biggest difference is consistency of production. i consider
myself an amateur. i take and teach lessons, practice and gig as much as i
can, but by day i'm a software developer.
back to consistency: once in a while, i'll nail something so perfectly that
it could compete with any of the cats i look up to. the difference between
myself and them is that they play at that level a much, much larger
percentage of the time and for me it's a moment here and there.
>From: Matthew Hanna <mhanna at gmail.com>
>Reply-To: mhanna at alum.mit.edu
>To: trombone-l at server5.samford.edu
>Subject: Re: [Trombone-l] Difference?
>Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 10:30:46 -0500
>A local pro once told me this:
>Everyone has bad days. When a pro has a bad day, nobody knows it. When an
>amateur has a bad day, *everyone* knows it.
>I'm strictly an amateur, and it rings true for me. :-p
>On 11/7/05, thetubameister at adelphia.net <thetubameister at adelphia.net>
> > I would add ratio in as well. If you're playing for money more often
> > for free, I would count that. I do like the "having to take gigs" idea -
> > pretty accure.
> > However, I'm sure the distinction is not really relevant. A pro is
> > who performs and behaves in a professional manner.
> > J.c.
> > ---- Lisa & Patrick Bates <plbates at netrover.com> wrote:
> > > The most obvious answer is getting paid, although a few of us
> > get
> > > paid once in a while. I think (personally) that an amateur plays for
> > > love of it, while a pro (who may also love it) has to make a living
> > the
> > > horn, and as a result might have to take gigs that he'd rather not.
> > >
> > >
> > > Patrick Bates
> > > Bass bone
> > > Chatham Concert Band
> > > Primitive Roots Jazz Band
> > > Occasional Five
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Charles Levine" <chardy2 at totcon.com>
> > > To: <Trombone-l at server5.samford.edu>
> > > Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 3:57 AM
> > > Subject: [Trombone-l] Difference?
> > >
> > >
> > > > What's the difference between an amateur and a pro player?
> > >
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