I wish I could return to some of the "bad"performances I heard as a naïve student - some of the "good" ones, too, for that matter.   Whatever led me to one or the other pronouncement was surely superficial, as I had little idea of what was happening in any case.
So much of the response to people's playing is criticism in the form of judgmental response mostly imitating the vocabulary of judgmental teachers:  It is good, it is not good, it is not as good as ...  fill in the blanks.
The person playing, especially if a young person, inevitably feels belittled regardless of the pronouncement, having most likely little idea of its basis in fact or fancy.


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