Have you always just assumed that talent is something you are born with? What if you are not born with talent? Can it be developed? These questions and more are all answered in the following list of books on talent taken right from my book shelf.
The Music Reading Myth
How do you know if this is happening to you? See if you’ve been catching yourself doing any of these things that might hold you back from becoming a better musician.
Difficult does not mean impossible. I don’t care what challenges you face. There’s a way to get through them all. What you need to know is how to find your sweet spot.
Are you just sitting around waiting for your big break or your chance at success? If so, you need to find out what success myths you might believing that are holding you back from reaching your full potential.
The first step in understanding how to inevitably become great in reading music notes is to identify what is holding you back.
No one is born with an exceptional memory. Your memory capabilities are learned over time. This is true for all human beings. We all have to continually work on improving our memory skills. No one is really any different in this matter. The problem is that we assume that some of our top musicians have staggering memories. Some may do, but most do not. Those that do have a good memory simply learned how to expand it over time.
How long have you been learning music? Have you taken a lot of lessons, classes, or read a lot of books? If so, does this mean that your past experience will automatically make you an expert in music?
If you have believed in the talent myth, then I am guessing you also believe that child prodigies are “born” being able to play music better than everyone else at an early age and even better than most adults.
Up to this point, it has been believed by many that our greatest musicians and composers are born with something magical that gives them what it takes to excel. This magical “gift” is something you either have or don’t have. Introducing, the talent myth…
At some point, everyone asks the question “How much should I practice?” Both students and parents wonder how much is enough.