In quite every culture, expect Western classical one, majority of musicians can also sing., for example, in minyo musicians sings playing shamisen, in Turkey there are saz player/singers, in Eastern Europe there are some epic tales storytellers who play/sing… so
- Why this is not deeloped in Western culture, like there are not so many pianists who also sing, ecept pop
- Particularly regarding minyo, in this case, but I can also generalize. There aren’t off-tune people in the world, but some people are off-tune. For example, if I tell my mom to sing, she is terribly not able. But suppose that my mom is an excellent shamisen player, suppose in a sokyoku piece, and she has to sing. I think that majority of players (koto/shamisen/biwa/kin family) have to know/learn how to sing… what can they do if they can’t for nature? Yeah, it’s obvious that you can say that they can’t as well… but… they just can’t?