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Old 21st March 2003
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Re: Engineer / Musician - Better to be both?

Originally posted by CaptainHook

Is it important/necessary for an engineer to have a background in performing music?
As far as I'm concerned, it's essential. It helps me in so many ways, I can't even begin to list them all.

I always encouraged my students (back when I taught this stuff) to learn music and especially ear training and theory.

The more you know, the longer you'll work in this business.

My $.02.