Musical Amateurism Today
The article aims at defining the notion of amateurism phenomenon. The basic forms of musical amateurism are also considered here. Amateurism ap-pears in the article in its development, particularly, in its transition to profes-sionalism. Characteristics examples of regeneration of amateurism into pro-fessionalism (jazz, rock, bard's song and other kinds of mass music) are given here. Special attention is being paid to such a form of modern amateurism as computer composing.