Popular musician, Prof. Victor Uwaifo has said good and real musicians must be able to play at least 3 musical instruments before they can be regarded as musicians.
Prof. Victor, a professor of arts, revealed this when a delegation of the National Council of Arts and Culture visited his Revelation Tourists Palazzo Museum on Saturday in Benin.
He said playing these instruments would set that musician apart from the rest in his or her profession.
His words, “I have always said this, if a musician is not able to study and play at least three musical instruments, there is a problem somewhere.
“I play a lot of musical instruments like guitar, xylophone, sax, keyboard and more. In fact, I make guitars. Years back, I made double-necked and revolving guitars.
“The younger musicians want to make money the easy way and they use computers for music production. Computer music is no music, playing life is the real one.
“When musicians with no academic background of music play music and they go off the line, they use the computer to re-align themselves. It is not proper.
“Musicians are to study music and take it seriously, they are not supposed to be carried away with technological advancements in making music. They need to learn the rudiments of music and arts.”
“The issue of negative musical content would fade away over time but musicians should be commended for working for their money and staying off the road.”
Do you agree?
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