Jack Of All Trades, Master of None?
Posted by robertrobins on October 30th, 2013
Wikipedia defines the phrase, “Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None” as a figure of speech used in reference to a person that possesses a diverse set of skills, but is not an expert in any particular one of them.
The music industry is replete with a never-ending list of legends, artists and experts in their own field whether singing, music, song writing, musical instruments, etc. Some of the renowned poets and artists are Late Jagjit Singh (poet & singer), Javed Akhtar (poet & song writer), Late Ali Akbar Khan known for Bass player Wanted, Late Alla Rakha known as the legendry table player, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan who is the greatest exponents of Sarod, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia who is the most popular contemporary flautists and known as the greatest living master of the north Indian flute, Pandit Ravi Shankar who is the greatest exponents of the sitar, Ustad Zakir Hussain reigning king of tabla players are the most popular Indian musicians known all over the world. These personalities are known as the Maestros of Instrumental Music.
There are people who possess their forte in one field only such as some are good in playing a musical instrument, some at singing, some at dancing, some at poetry, some at song writing, some at making music, etc. These people are masters of their field and do excellent work where no one can hold their hand.
There is another category of people who are said to be a jack of all trades, which means that such people are kind of multi-talented though, they cannot be called as master in any field because they do not hold any expertise in any particular field. For example, A.R. Rehman is known for his excellent music, though he is capable to play every instrument with clarity and hold knowledge about every instrument as well but he cannot be called as master in playing any one instrument.
There are many such people of the second category who have all the know- how about every instrument and every bit of the music industry but still they cannot be termed ad master in any one field. Such people are multi-talented and multitasking who are required everywhere in the field of music. I would say that such people have even more opportunities for success and earnings if they possess knowledge about every field of music.
There are some very renowned examples of such people who are jack of all trades and master of none:
Are the years of Da Vinci gone? Is it probable to, at one time, being a world-class painter, engineer, scientist, musician, singer, dancer and more?
No, that time is totally gone, now is the time where people do not just get confined to one single field but want to be an expert of many fields and called to be a multitasker.
Five reasons why it pays to be a “jack of all trades”:
Today’s professional and creative requirements are to be a musician, composer, guitarist, film-maker, photographer at one time and it has to be in terms of the skills required to do any job.Also See: Every Instrument, Song Writing, Single Field, Particular Field, Music, Master, Field
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