Codes and flexibility

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Different strokes for different folks- and so it works regarding shifting social mores and codes through various generations.

I have often alluded to the antipathy felt by musicians from the era just before Beatlemania towards those who were deeply influenced by that phenomenon.

A similar sort of friction occurred when disco took over from rock as the dominant popular music genre.

Through most of those changes, professional musicians who played instruments were still the key players in the primary act of creating and presenting the sounds that people heard.

Then the deejays, music techies, choreographer-dancers and those who spit lyrics took over. Obviously their output is as valid as anyone else’s. Are there lessons that old skool musicians of today can learn from the pre-rock’n’roll generation?