R Hansens says: >And now you propose that music education needs a *fix* as well? I didn?t know that there was a shortage of trained musicians in this country, talented or otherwise.
Good heavens! I'm pointing the obvious to anyone who has been to a *typical* recital or high school band concert lately. And I certainly was not talking about the musical-industrial needs of the nation weighed against the current supply of properly trained musicians. I'm talking about the atrophy of perfectly natural abilities, brought about by the very act of "education" itself.
Note the confessions of people like Wayne who says "I ain't got no rhythm" (or something like that, sorry if I misquote.) Well, he had it at one point.