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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
DescriptionWhat goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what w
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Discussed in "Talent" and "being born with it" in the TalkBass community
"Talent" most assuredly exists, in all areas. We are biological machines, and not all built to the same specifications. This applies as much to brain structure/ sound processing as finger length and proportional muscle thickness. We can progress dramatically within these parameters, but there are limits imposed by structure. ... ... more
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