We believe musicians are made but it is a public opinion, for some reason or another that musicians are born and not made by means of learning. If you are under this impression you may learn to think differently by reading this article.
If wanting to play piano, some folks may think they don’t have what it takes, such as longer fingers built for playing the keys. In the role of a singer someone may think they don’t have a singer’s voice or pitch. Maybe someone else doesn’t think he can learn to play a guitar for whatever reason.
Think you’re too old?
There is also this common misconception that the older a person gets the ‘worse off’ they are with learning a particular subject within music. Recent science has debunked this old theory.
Just like the notion that most people believe about kids being able to learn languages easier than adults. There is a popular story about Genie, a child that was secluded for years. When she was released she was able to learn to speak English in bits and pieces. Her sentences that she formed were really basic and didn’t make much sense.
Science has basically confirmed that even though people get older their learning capacity doesn’t diminish as once believed.
Adults can learn just as well as children:
- Experience takes time which makes a person better instead of worse. Inevitably, you become older within this process.
- There are many great new musicians that are of an older age
Our tip to any older aspiring musicians is to keep on pushing. Remain motivated and diligent in your learning.
Become the best musician you can
To become a better musician you’ll need to constantly improve upon your skills. For instance if you want to be the best at making beats you’ll need to to be willing to make hundreds, if not thousands of beats just to get good at it. This same work ethic applies across the board for anything musically, let alone anything good in life.
Our brains are just like muscles, especially in the sense that if you don’t work out / keep learning your muscle will definitely shrink.
Sure, musicians become ‘rusty’ over time but this doesn’t completely destroy the experience, knowledge and skill that is gained while learning about music and practicing it.
It’s easier for some
Just folks can just appears to be a little more talented than others at particular things in life. This case is especially true if that person is raised in a household/family that practices the same talents.
I believe that these individuals kinda suck up the musical talents from their family members and upbringing. Furthermore, the constant and over time activity such as this forms better within the brain.
Don’t lose hope
No matter how you feel you shouldn’t lose hope. It doesn’t matter if you are super young, nor does it matter if you don’t have a super skill or even been brought up in the craft of whatever it is you want to excel with. All that matters is you doing your best and learning from the experience as you go.
This is how some of the best musicians are formed, just take a look at the current music landscape.