Musicality: the balance of practice and talent

If you are one of those people who believes that you are tone deaf then perhaps it is time to change your beliefs. New research into musically ‘talented’ people claims that their talents are a result of practice. So far, so dull.

What Oliver James doesn’t address in his article is the most important question which many psychologists are asking now: how much is practice and how much is talent? Now there’s a question that’s worth answering.

> From The Observer

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Published: 25 October 2004

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