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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000046.txt from 1999/04

From: Tony@-----.uk (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Deep understanding
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 00:38:07 -0500

On Wed, 31 Mar 1999 23:14:08 GMT, I said:

> > If you mean expressing half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and
> > quarter notes in easy diatonic literature that doesn't go over the
> > break, I would agree that it is as simple as the "refinement" you
> > discuss.
>
> I don't understand this.
>
> > A difficulty level beyond that and I would say that the "refinement"
> > describe is simplistic and unrealistic.
>
> Or this.

Then Roger Garrett wrote:

> > I don't understand this.
> >
> > Or this.
> >
> > You seem to me to have agreed with everything I say, while saying
> > that you disagree with it.
>
> No, I didn't. And you did not appear to understand two things I
> explained. You will simply have to live with the following:
>
> a) I don't agree with everything you wrote on this subject
>
> and
>
> b) you didn't understand some of what I stated.

I didn't understand those two things, not because I am stupid, but
because they are not understandable.

I didn't 'discuss' or 'describe' any refinement. I simply said that
when we teach people to play music, we are teaching them essentially to
perform, to express in the context of performance, and that both
performance and expression are essentially simple things. Then our work
involves refinement of both performance and expression, giving the
student (hopefully) ever more powerful tools to achieve them.

But since I didn't describe this refinement, how can it be true that

> > the "refinement" [you] describe is simplistic and unrealistic.

...?

And in:

> > If you mean expressing half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and
> > quarter notes in easy diatonic literature that doesn't go over the
> > break, I would agree that it is as simple as the "refinement" you
> > discuss.

...what sort of expression does Roger mean, that is simple enough that
my nonexistent 'discussion' of 'refinement' can refer?

Does Roger really refuse to explain these things to all of us?

We all write for the list, surely.

And I submit that it is not surprising that I am not in the business of
taking private email lessons from Roger. After all, he began the
exchange by commenting publicly on a post of mine.

Tony
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