[Trombone-l] Difference?

Wayne Dyess TexasTbone at gt.rr.com
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.
> Jeff

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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