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How does music education affect live music in performances?


I just stumbled across a site called "Save Live Music on Broadway" and read about producers replacing some or even all the musicians in the orchestra pits with MIDI-equipped machines or prerecorded tracks. Well, other than feeling bad about it, I have to link it to the school music programs being cut short. I hypothesized that if school music is being cut, then less musicians are produced, meaning less musicians in the pit. What do you think?

 

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    talfonso 4 years ago

    On the quip about Guitar Hero - I don't play the game (not interested). But your comment serves a point. Children who actually play real musical instruments, not video game controller look-alikes, are more likely to preserve the state of live music.

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    talfonso 4 years ago

    Exactly! There are machines called "virtual orchestras," and most (not all) have the cheap-sounding MIDI. I'm cool with cruise ship and theme park shows as long as the stagings are good, but in prof. performances I prefer at least semi-live.

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    talfonso 4 years ago

    Good points. I prefer semi-live, though I appreciate those who don't care whether the performance has taped music or not.