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C# in Depth, Third Edition: Foreword by Eric Lippert by Jon Skeet

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Foreword

There are two kinds of pianists.

There are some pianists who play, not because they enjoy it, but because their parents force them to take lessons. Then there are those who play the piano because it pleases them to create music. They don’t need to be forced; on the contrary, they sometimes don’t know when to stop.

Of the latter kind, there are some who play the piano as a hobby. Then there are those who play for a living. That requires a higher level of dedication, skill, and talent. They may have some degree of freedom about what genre of music they play and the stylistic choices they make in playing it, but fundamentally those choices are driven by the needs of the employer or the tastes of the audience.

Of the latter kind, there ...

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