If you ask people what music means to them, you’re bound to get a different answer each time. For some people, music is a universal language they use to connect with others. And for others, it’s a way to de-stress and unwind after a long day.
When it comes to music that speaks to the soul, there’s nothing better than Jazz!
And with so many talented artists, it makes one wonder: is music all about talent or is it acquired? Here’s Razzmajazz Dixieland Band’s take on the debate as Jazz musicians:
Some People are Naturally-Gifted
It goes without saying that some people are born with a gift for music. They demonstrate raw talent and are able to sing in tune, remember melodies, express themselves musically, and identify and imitate pitch with precision.
That’s exactly why we have talented musicians that are able to play music by ear. They can listen to a melody and replay it perfectly. However, this also means that they can’t play the music they have never heard of before.
But Practice Makes Perfect
Talent is nothing without practice. Even if you’re naturally gifted, you need to hone your skills and talents to be able to achieve success.
As mentioned above, someone who has a natural gift for identifying different sounds and playing by the ear can only play a tune they’ve heard before. When it comes to reading music, they will struggle.
Secondly, talent doesn’t mean perfection. For a musician to truly master their art, they need to practice every day to be able to get used to the instrument they’ve taken up.
Those who are talented often go to music school to master the art of music. You need to be able to read music and play with precision if you want to be successful.
There are so many different methods for different instruments. You’re bound to learn something new every day.
We firmly believe that perfecting music is part talent, part practice. You can master any instrument if you practice every day. We’ve been playing Jazz music and performing for than 39 years!
We have performed clients such as:
- Black Blonde Hair Salon & Coffee House
- Bob’s Red Mill Foods
- American Chamber of Commerce
- Anvil Centre
- BC Arts Council
- Canadian International Mining Conference
- Dave Valee Real Estate
- Dena’s Boutique
- 100 Braid Street Art Studio
- Aldergrove Fair
- Bowen Island Steamship Days Festival
- Chemainus Jazz Festival
- Feast of Fields
And many more!