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Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
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Aug 25, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

To add a nitpicky criticism to a book I otherwise truly enjoyed---I wish the author hadn't dismissed classical music in the manner she does---i.e. "You're copying and repeating something that somebody wrote a long time ago" or " I don't copy and repeat music that somebody else thinks is good. I play what's inside me." And my favorite-- "Scales are boring. If you're going to play, PLAY"
Geez, these remarks made me bristle . As if a classical musician can't bring their own personality to a piece. With that logic why should rock musicians cover other artists music at all.
I'll cut it SOME slack because it's said by Tripp and he's just a three-chord wonder right now, but I have to hope these remarks didn't dissuade some kids from getting curious about Bach et. al.

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