Have you ever asked yourself, “Do I have a musical ear?”
Have you wondered, “Do I have the ‘gift’ of music?”
These concerns are understandable. When you see pro musicians play seemingly effortlessly, and particularly when you see people playing by ear or improvising, it’s easy to think that music is a ‘gift’ you must be born with. That it takes a natural talent to be musical.
TV shows like X-Factor reinforce this idea that there are a small number of “born musicians” who deserve success and recognition, and the rest of us can only watch.
This is a very widespread idea – but it’s nonsense.
We are all born with ears capable of understanding music on a deep level, and we can all become that “natural” musician through practice and training.
Learn more in the full article.