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Author Marcus, Gary F. (Gary Fred)

Title Guitar zero : the new musician and the science of learning / Gary Marcus.

Published New York : Penguin Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  781.11 MARC    DUE 09-08-19
Physical description 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-261) and index.
Contents Tuning up -- Take me to the river -- Learning to crawl -- It don't come easy -- Talking heads -- Back to school -- School of rock -- True talent -- Into the groove -- Onstage -- The worst song in the world -- Knowing without knowing -- Take it to the limit -- Heavy metal -- Epilogue.
Summary The author describes how he was able to learn to play the guitar in midlife in spite of a limited musical aptitude, revealing what he learned about the brain's capacity for musical proficiency at any time of life and how his findings challenge commonly accepted beliefs about musical talent and training.
Subject Musical ability.
Music -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9781594203176 (hbk.)
1594203172 (hbk.)