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Mon Nov 7 23:32:17 CST 2005
> On Nov 7, 2005, at 2:57 AM, Charles Levine wrote:
>> What's the difference between an amateur and a pro player?
The amateur is the one playing every weekend, no?
The pro player is on strike!
Gotta love Jeff's answer!!
On Nov 7, 2005, at 7:00 AM, Jeff Albert wrote:
> Unfortunately, sometimes the only difference is that one is more
> grumpy than the other.
> I think a variety of skills can also be a factor. A good amateur
> might be proficient at brass band or trad jazz, or some particular
> favorite genre, whereas a good professional should be proficient in
> many styles or genres.
> That's definitely not a definitive answer. It can be a very shady
> distinction at times.
Dr. Wayne Dyess, Professor of Trombone
and Director of Jazz Studies
Lamar University Dept. of Music, Theatre & Dance
P. O. Box 10044
Beaumont, Texas 77710
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