The Flutist Volume 3-4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... they graduate and get a "job" which makes further study tedious and unnecessary. Right here you have the root of the evil, i. e., numerous opportunities and "easy money." The "job" pays from $20 to $35 per week at the theatre, to which can be added from $15 to $25 per week by putting in a few hours daily at a hotel or cafe; $35 to $70 per week for a player in the elementary stage of study! No other profession can duplicate this record of quick returns. Let us examine for a few moments the result of such a course on the part of the student. The two engagements necessitate a minimum average of six hours of playing per day. As the lip is extremely sensitive and performs a very important function in tone production, three hours of daily playing prove a safe maximum to work upon. With six hours of playing per day, the lip gradually weakens, which makes practice out of the question even though there were a desire to do so. From the standpoint of tone, little if any progress will be made, and after ten or possibly fifteen years of this routine, a fresher man will be called in to replace the incumbent whose tone has become but a shadow of its former self. Technically, he will have progressed, but when tone fails, technic will prove of no avail. At thirty-five or forty years of age, this man is practically "scrapped." It is true that he has received a good income during all these years, but was not his daily work a constant grind that afforded him little if any pleasure? Contrast this man's course with that of the young student who plays the long game with smaller and slower returns. Enough to live upon, continue his studies and gratify his financial craving. He has the same opportunities of...
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