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#1043823 - 12/27/08 11:59 AM NPR segment on learning an instrument as an adult
Markeyz Offline
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Thought the readers of this forum might be interested in this:

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#1043824 - 12/27/08 12:28 PM Re: NPR segment on learning an instrument as an adult
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Thanks, but there seems to be a problem with the NPR site. When I click on the link for the music learning segment, I get a segment on the death of VHS tapes instead .

#1043825 - 12/27/08 03:10 PM Re: NPR segment on learning an instrument as an adult
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I didn't have any problem pulling it up. It's a nice story.

It mentions lack of patience and fear of failure as primary issues for adults which I believe is correct. One thing it missed is that adults tend to have greater ability to focus for longer periods of time. I think that is the one signicant advantage I have over my thirteen year-old son when it comes to practicing and learning.

A man is not old until regrets take the place of his dreams.

#1043826 - 12/27/08 03:22 PM Re: NPR segment on learning an instrument as an adult
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Looks like NPR has fixed it. Interesting piece.

#1043827 - 12/28/08 10:13 AM Re: NPR segment on learning an instrument as an adult
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Nice story, thanks for the link.


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