Phil is clearly the most egotistical and pretentious person to post on this forum. He has total disregard for the completely legitimate and innocent opinions of others, and his own seem to be misguided as well. His beliefs that young people should be given "an iPod and leave the actual music MAKING to the pros" as well as his obsession with Vito instruments are ridiculous and should be removed as quickly as possible. Phil makes every effort he can to intimidate anyone who he feels is not "elite" enough to post here. This is a forum meant to be a haven for music discussions, not a place for Phil to terrorize and misguide people. In fact, let's have a discussion about this!!! Post your LEGITIMATE (Yes, Phil, legitimate) answers here. Thank you.
I must agree with you. This forum is a place where any standard of clarinettist, other musicians, or even wonna-be's, can communicate, get advice, het help, and even some inspiration. People of all standards post here, and it should be a safe place to post opinions, without slander. People are quite happy to read alternative views here, and, indeed, that's one reason why we're here.
Phil, if you think you are so good, why are you here in the first place? This is a place where there are beginners, however, you are by no means an expert. There are many people in the world better than you. I have no doubt that you have technical skill - but it would seem that you dont have the patients or passion to become great, like you claim. Skill is only, what, 20% of music, if that.
No-one want to hear you showing off, bragging, selling yourself - whatever you want to call it.
your the type of person who gives clarinettists and musicians a bad name. You are the type of person who makes the world a difficult place to live.
I agree entirely. Phil, not to burst your bubble, but you do come off as full of yourself. Cool down your ego and just listen to the rightful opinions of others. You don't have to like it, but you still should do it.
Well, first off, I am self-taught. My friends call me "maestro" and you are all welcome to call me that as well.
If you numbskulls were paying attention, I have previously posted concerning my credentials. I have played in many community bands and for the last 28 years have played in the best community band on the east side of Boise , Idaho. I'm just now starting a rock band called Clarilicious. I'm working on writing some amazing 8th note licks in my head right now even as I type.
I don't need a degree in arranging to be good. I guess if you are already good at something you don't need to go to school to learn it. On the other hand if you aren't very smart or talented at music I guess you need to go study it for years before getting it "right".
Call me lucky or call me maestro, either way I have basically achieved pure perfection and it is futile to harbor jealousy or hatred towards me, it won't make you any better at what you attempt to do.
I play the clarinet better than a machine can. Actually my nickname IS "the Machine" and I live up to it every day of my life. I can play eighth notes and quarter notes. When I am at community band and I have sixteenth notes, I just wait until the eighth notes come back. I can play the crap out of those when the time is right.<--- says phils profile.
rofl i play bass clarinet and can play 16th notes.. and he's full of him self.. out played by a bass clarinet smh..
hmmm...funny how the biggest critic of my own ego names himself "noteworthy player." I bet you can't even play 8th notes. At least not as good as I can.
Marcellus was pretty good. I respect him because he could play 16th notes...and boy oh boy could he ever! He would play them so fast you would swear that they were 32nds. But no, they weren't because nobody can play 32nds.
I have been very "up front" with you but not one of you has coughed-up your own beliefs, however trivial they may be.
So, what do you all think? Who is your favorite clarinet player (besides me)?
Wow, I can't believe I'm getting involved in this, but anyway... I personally don't even think this Phil character is real, and if he is, he is an idiot. He goes on bragging about how he can play "8th note licks." Who can't play 8th notes? Perhaps he considers this an accomplishment because he is "self-taught," however, most of us learned to play eighth notes (and to play them "well," I might add) quite early in our musical careers. And in regards to his belief that "nobody can play 32nd notes": Yes, people can play 32nd notes. In fact, many, many, people can play 32nd notes. So, Phil, if you are an actual person, you obviously have much to learn. And if you are some made-up identity used by someone looking for a laugh, cut the crap, it's getting old.
And one more thing: do not demand that somebody "speak English" when you can't even use adverbs correctly. (One "plays them well," not "plays them good.")