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Sight reader or busker?

I could sight read at 13 years old but couldn't at 17.. It was practiced every day, just like playing by ear which I could do for some stage of my 20's. For me it was from playing guitar in different ...
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Sight reader or busker?

I believe it is a question of education. Classically trained musicians learn to play what's on the page. They don't seem to spend much time improvising and it is the act of improvising that turns you ...
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Sight reader or busker?

I feel it's the grounding that leaves the most lasting skill. Those who have come through the exam system - mainly classical - will have, as part of their syllabus, needed to gain marks for good sight-...
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Sight reader or busker?

I think it's a matter of which is practiced most. Many of the musicians I have worked with were quite good at both.
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Sight reader or busker?

What about people who are bad at both? That's my category :-) Surely this is mainly about styles and their associated notation systems. If you work with fake books and lead sheets, you need to ad-lib ...
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Sight reader or busker?

I think, as Divizna speculated, it's simply that musical practice has been heavily "siloed" by genre, and people are used to what they're used to. I think there are more "cross-genre&...
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