Some interesting points raised overall. I am not totally against Uni Folkies but I am definitely more in favour of searching out performers and pilfering what you can from them to advance your own style. The people I admire most never had a conventional music lesson in their lives but they did absorb the cultural and social scenes of their times and went on to galvanise them in euphoric musical styles admired the world over.As for Paganini and Bach and, if I may be so bold, Mozart and Sibelius; what we admire most about their music cannot be force fed to us in a classroom. It is food for the soul my friend and far more complex than merely following the dots.Well done all you graduates I applaud your efforts. But remember you ain't no Robert Johnson or Woody Guthrie and never will be despite what your diploma says.Back on the dirt track I looked out across the Delta and knew my crossroads was there waiting for me because I chose the hard road to travel.