[linux-audio-user] Thesis: Playing and making music

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Sun Dec 10 11:46:18 EST 2006

Chris McCormick wrote:

>If you can call a virtuoso a genius, I beleive that the people who compete in some games
>on an international level must be called the same. If you have ever
>watch a master playing Quake3 you will know that this is true. Sergei
>Rachmaninoff eat your heart out!
Why would I call a virtuoso a genius ? A phenomenal level of practiced 
mechanical or gymnastic ability doesn't represent genius to me. YMMV.

See Chernoff's "African Music And African Sensibility" for some 
enlightening commentary re: musical virtuosity.



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