Originally Posted by fearceol
That's all true Fergie and I agree to a certain extent. My problem is with the amount of "magazine" you actually get, compared to the amount of advertising. The articules and contributions are useful also, so IMO there should at least be an even proportion of both.
I agree with you totally, but as i said the reality of the situation will eventually see the end of such magazines....I get mine on IPad these day, as i do with most of my teaching books/material these days.
It is so convenient and easy, but I am also contributing to the demise of the printed word..but such life.
I didn't create that problem, but when a magazine uses pictures to illustrate or demo a point, the on-line one uses video to show it in motion.
When a magazine uses words and pictures in a review, the on-line one let's me see and hear it.
When the magazine does an interview, it is words...and maybe words edited or presented in a context, when the on-line one does it, I see and hear the info from the players mouth.
The presentation of words to explain music and musical ideas needs a certain understanding to be in place and a context to fully understand what is being written about....a video can show and let you hear in seconds what takes pages to write, and what for some readers, a lifetime to understand.