An interesting survey

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by johnmartin, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

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    On my afternoon trawl of the websites I found this interseting story on the BBC news website.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7342168.stm

    The tables of statistics don't make good overall reading for brass enthusiasts. Discuss...
     
  2. FlugelD

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    The 'overall' table (at the bottom) suggests - to me, anyway ;) - that (a) schools stream/manoeuvre/coerce kids into orchestral playing, and (b) given the choice, or left to their own devices, kids wanna rock! *

    Comes as no great surprise, really...


    * Yep, sweeping generalisation :biggrin:
     
  3. andyp

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    "Another factor may be that brass instruments and drums have long been used militarily and therefore are associated with war."

    Who wrote this drivel?

    Best not let them hear "Blitz" then !
     
  4. BoBo

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    What they don't say is how many are still playing after 5, 10 whatever years. The nationwide shortage of cornet and bass players is nothing compared to the shortage of string players - I am not convinced.

    I rather suspect also that the poll was only in one area, south-east/London maybe? (OK I checked, it says every local authority)
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2008
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