Saturday, 24 November 2007

Breaking News from 1959

Violin losing out to guitar in music lessons | News | Guardian Unlimited Music
"There is a shift away from the more classical music oriented instruments and towards the guitar, kit drum, those instruments in more popular music," Hallam said. "If you look at the music that children are exposed to, most of the time it tends to be pop groups - and of course that is what they want to emulate."

Sorry, is there something new going on here? The kids are giving up Beethoven in favour of this "pop" music the papers are so full of?

Can this really be true?

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