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Cal

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  • Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Gary Marcus
    • Narrated By Gary Marcus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (87)

    Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don't start piano at the age of six, is there any hope? Is skill learning best left to children or can anyone reinvent him-or herself at any time?

    Alex says: "Entertaining if somewhat superficial"
    "Good idea - but didn't follow through on it."
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    I feel like the author started out with a fascinating premise - the story of a him analyzing his journey of learning the guitar. While the story was about that, I loved it, every detail, and struggle was interesting. Unfortunately, it felt like half of the book was about music in general, and players of other instruments, other stories etc. Almost like he didn't trust that his personal journey would be interesting enough. The author has a unique journey to talk about and has incredible insight. It would have been terrific if he stuck to that story, the one which only he was qualified to tell.

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