Check out this short but interesting interview with prog master Bill Bruford. He makes some great points, though I can’t say I agree with all of them. Most notably, I’d submit that the information learned on the street is a far less “imperfect skills base” than that which is acquired in a formal music school. Sure, there are shortcomings, but I would GLADLY take the shortcomings from a street education rather than those of the classroom.

And also… c’mon, I’ve heard many trained musicians play wrong notes. MANY.

PS… I’m laughing super hard at this interviewer, who basically mumbles completely useless and unhelpful stock comments for the majority of the video.