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Paperback: Practice or Talent?


5.0 (8 reviews)
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Some people believe they have no talent for music, but what is talent? What makes us musical? Is it practice or talent? By looking at these questions and analysing other factors, such as environment, belief, genes and how the brain works, we can begin to answer these questions and help you find your musical potential. The book also includes 21 practical tips on improving your music practice, and being more effective with your practice time. So, if you want to improve your musical ability, but think you can’t because you aren’t talented, read on. And if you are looking for ways to improve your practice and get better results from your time, read on too…

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8 reviews for Paperback: Practice or Talent?

  1. Clare

    This is a really great book written in an easy-to-read style without the waffle. There are some really useful tips and ideas and I never felt as though I was reading a heavy-going manual, but a book that made me think more about where I went wrong. I have always been interested in how and where our muscial talents lie and whether we need to blame our genes or lack of hard work – in my case it being the latter. The background information is well researched and I would highly recommend this guide to anyone interested in learning more about our musicality (particularly students). Lisa Faye is a fantastic singer and educator and while I laughed out loud at some of her stories (many of which are not dissimilar to my own experiences) there is a nod to the hard work that should always be put into whatever side of the music field/industry you lie.

  2. Lottie

    This is an excellent, easy to read book for everyone who is interested in learning and performing music. Suitable for young people, their parents and more mature learners, it takes us through several well researched arguments as to why practice is so important – how ever talented you are. The really important message is that you may feel you have limited or no talent at all, but with practice you can achieve a high standard. This should be on every music teacher’s recommended reading list!

  3. Verity

    A no-nonsense book, written in a nurturing and encouraging manner. Having seen Lisa perform, it is clear to see that she really does practice what she preaches. A must read book, even if you’re not musical. The principles can be applied to any talent.

  4. Ed

    This book really inspired me to get back to making music after questioning whether I was really good enough to do it for a long while.

    The author has a fantastic writing style and breaks down some practical tips for becoming a better musician!

    Easy to read and digestible in chunks for when you need it most 🙂

  5. Just.goflow

    Really outstanding book, it takes a subject and makes it accessible to all. this book is for anyone who is interested in improving their music skills. Ideas can be used by anyone who is motivated to improve, a must for budding musicians or their teachers.

  6. Dot

    Quintessential. A book with clear, defined chapters providing an information packed journey. Lisa encourages reader participation. Make ‘Practice or Talent’ your own and read with a pencil tucked behind your ear. Feel the musical vibes.

  7. Mrs Sherwood

    The book was easy to read and broken down into bite size pieces so it was easy to focus on specific aspects of information. It is suitable for a wide age range and written in an approachable style which is encouraging and motivational.

  8. Ms. E. Maynard (verified owner)

    What a marvellous and motivational book. Easy to read, feels like Lisa is in the room with you encouraging and inspiring you onwards! A real tonic.

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