Talk:Master class

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Merge with Clinic (music)[edit]

Hi, from my experience these seem to be two different things. When I go to a master class I expect to either be a participant or an observer. If I am a participant then I am getting a private lesson with an audience watching. If I am an observer then all I am doing is watching. A clinic on the other hand is usually more group oriented and is often focused on a particular topic. --Amazzing5 15:51, 27 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I wholly agree with the above comment. A clinic is basically a lecture by an artist, whereas, in a masterclass the artist gives one-on-one instruction to an advanced student, while the other students learn by watching. The articles should remain seperate.

I agree as well, they are entirely different. --KevRus 05:39, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Please also note that the term Masterclass is used in many fields, not just music, so to merge it with Clinic (music) would not be right. Greyskinnedboy  Talk  00:07, 22 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Master classes for musical instruments tend to focus on the finer details of attack, tone, phrasing, and overall shape, and the student is expected to have complete control of more basic elements such as rhythm and pitch.

How is a pianist supposed to control the pitch? The pitch is set by the piano. I think something different is meant by that. -- (talk) 23:06, 27 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I noticed that too. I can't venture a guess what it is that is actually meant by "pitch". Were other instruments instead of the piano explicitly implied in the description of 'pitch'? (talk) 03:44, 22 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]