I’d like to share a question with you that I’ve been thinking about a lot.
Suppose you have two jazz musicians of equal ability. One of them has a metronome and a pile of classical sheet music. The other musician has available all modern jazz education materials and tools (but not the classical sheet music). Both are free to listen to jazz as much as they want and co-opt musical ideas from the material that they practice.
Between the musician who has available great classical sheet music, and the musician who has available all current jazz educational tools, which would be the better jazz musician?
I’ve been thinking about this a lot, because it might help me shape my future practice routines.