|bbbcsd87 ||09-12-2013 07:46 PM |
Are there any prominent and successful Classical bassist that are from the hood?
Just curious. Are there any successful classical bass players that are from the ghetto? Players who have been brought up or has undergone a time period under the strain of impoverished living situations while, at the same time, learned and practice to advance as a prominent musician?
|bbbcsd87 ||09-14-2013 08:08 PM |
Is this a stupid question to people or is there no bassist from the ghetto? I am very sincere in my questioning.
|PaulCannon ||09-14-2013 08:20 PM |
Definitely, but I'm not sure how many people want their personal lives discussed openly on the internet.
That said, I would think it's harder to get started in the business today than it was 50 or 100 years ago. The cost of equipment, even "cheap" gear, is basically prohibitive for many people. Add the cost of lessons, sheet music etc. and the whole thing gets pretty daunting.
|SunneyBoy ||09-22-2013 04:16 AM |
Check out. South African classical bass player. Leon Bosch who grew up in cape town (now living in london) under the aparteid government. I think he represents someone excelling despite severe adversity.
|ChaloCBA ||10-27-2013 04:04 PM |
I guess it depends... Here in Argentina even a student instrument it's prohibitive, strings are pretty expensive, because of the change.... but luckily musical education at all levels it's for free for the citizens, so here you can in theory get the education you want... however people of low incomes have much more urgent things to think than play bass... so i would say there is some serious "elitist" thing... but it's not going to stop anyone who is truly interested.... the problem is... time for practice if you have to work for a living on a "normal" job while studing... pay the rent.. eat......
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