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Wise men and women throughout the ages have commented on the value of making mistakes. Here is one of our favorite quotes on the subject.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” Alexander Pope, in Swift, Miscellanies
When I think of the 20 odd years (early ’70s to early ’90s) I wasted trying to figure out how audio works before I had learned to develop critical listening skills, it brings to mind that old Faces’ song, “I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger.”
Record shootouts are the fastest and easiest way to hone your listening skills, a subject we discuss often on the site and most cogently in this commentary from way back in 2005.
We believe that the only way to really learn about records is to gather a big pile of them together, clean them up and listen to them one by one as critically as you can.