i have perused this site for a number of years now, and have learned a thing or two along the way ( i already knew everything to begin with, of course )i do periodically encounter situations which can be somewhat frustrating.  

often someone asks questions which deals with some technical or musical theory concern--and often i see some referral to a website or a book that deals with that issue which involves the investment of some funds.  

    i do understand that some do earn money by making these referrals, and that is fine--but why not take a few minutes and type out a post that includes a bit of that information the questioner is searching for, and then referring to the resources for further perusal?
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i agree, casparus...

but this is human nature. someone gives and someone sell...

thanks to scot, 7, albetan, jazz+, and all the others who shares their knowledge for free...!
thx bud!
a beer and virgins to all those mentioned above.

i have tried to search all around the internet for any other type of music site, this is the biggest of only a few that you dont need to pay for, or get emails etc...

thanks guys
thanks bud and glynn:
i'm here at home waiting for my beer and my virgin!!!
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