When did music get easy like a cellphone? I had a guitar from the age of eleven until I sold it in my very late teens. I never could tune the mother. How/where do I suddenly find the ability and download to play when I can't?
I was referring to Spotify and Apple Music and the like. It's no longer necessary to own/store/curate any recorded music. My wife just says to her iPad, "Play me Cosi Fan Tutti" and out it comes, through the stereo.
As for being an art for the elite - were that so there'd never have been a jazz/pop/rock/c&w industry at all. Hell's teeth, it was slaves wot started jazz, and poor miners in the mountains that fiddled and/or sang their way into fortune and fame. Even one of their daughters managed that.
Poorly worded by me. Sorry. I meant that only the rich could afford recorded music or to employ live musicians. You're absolutely right about jazz, etc. I was visualizing the courts of Europe.
I encourage you to try guitar again. They are great companions.