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Old 10-10-2007, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Taking a break, is it ok?

I need some information about the most famous composers. Did any of the greats ever take a break from composing and/or playing. If anyone knows, who where they and how long was the breaks. Your help will help me in my debate with my husband. I feel that a short break from lessons will improve my sons interest in playing. Although he will not stop playing he will discontinue lessons for three months until after the holidays. He has a lot going on in his life and I feel a short break will only be benefical to him. My husband thinks it will set him back and adversely affect his playing. He feels that three months is way too long and that only a month is ok but not necessary. My husband thinks that none of the greats never took a break.My son plays guitar on a daily bases and its a big part of his life, so he will not be quiting. He plays for enjoyment not to be one of the "greats".
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what it sounds like you're giving him no say in this, which is terrible. How old is your son? Christ, let him be a kid don't try and force greatness on him. Mozart may have gone down in history as a genius but his dad went down in history as an asshole.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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his dad went down in history as an asshole.
Don't speak ill of my dead friend.

But seriously, let him make his own decisions about whether or not he wants to take lessons.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Beethoven took a five year break kind of. He didn't write much but at the end of it the ninth comes out which is probaly the most generally appected greatest piece of music ever (I don't think any specific piece is but it's the most famous work of the most famous composer). Though I play guitar and I took a break for three months and now I wished I hadn't. It's not that great of an idea to take a break but you can't force someone to be a musician.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If he's talented enough to become one of the "greats" a three month break won't matter. It's already in his blood.
"it is only through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect that a certain type of perfection can be attained"
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