Monday, July 31, 2006

More on "talent"

Chris Foley has written that, like me, he is rather skeptical of the idea of inborn "talent":
Personally, I've never been a great believer in talent. The t-word gets bandied about rather indiscriminately in the musical field, especially with the poor kids who get branded very early on as either having or not having it. ... former students of mine that have gone on to work in the profession are often not the ones who were the official superstars in their university years, but usually the ones who decided to bear down and do the work, get along with those around them, and knock on the most doors after graduation.

Whew, 2 posts in one day, I'm on fire!

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