Re: COULD YOU BE A KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF SAXOPHONE
One thing life has taught me about music is that you need to be versatile and change with the times. You can't limit yourself to just one style. You can't just play what you want to play, you have to play to your crowd. If you're playing for yourselves and not for your audience, you're going to have a lonely, very unsuccessful music career. I have played music that I am sick to death of! Songs that I never want to play again, but I do because rather I care to play it or not, people still want to hear it, and those are the people paying to hear me play! I do my best to please them.
I love to play bebop and blues; probably my favorite music to play. I also like to play funk, jazz, and old time 50's and 60's rock and roll. I especially like music that is a challenge to play. That's probably the biggest thing I have against country; it's too simple, and boring. It's red-neck music that lacks sophistication. Still every once in a while, I enjoy simplicity.
Music is clearly an expression of emotion, and your personality is shown in every note that you play. While it's good to take your music seriously and to always try to play your best, playing should be fun. I would rather listen to a fair player who is enthusiastic and enjoys playing that a very good player who could care less.
While I can appreciate your love for blues and bebop, vintage saxophones and your want to sound your very best, I suggest that you loosen up your shirt, relax and have some fun!