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If you have talent, you can be good without to practise so much (have I heard). But if you don have talent, can you be good with only much practise?
Last edited in 2017-04-23 16:18

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  • Emma1987
    Emma1987

    I was pretty talented, but I never really did anything with it. At one point I only practised for about an hour a week. Motivation without talent is 100 times greater than talent without motivation, is what my teacher used to say, and sure enough, now all my piano playing friends are far ahead of me and I`m playing catch up. I could stop here and say that the moral od the story is that if you have talen then you must, must, must use it. But I`ve had a pretty good life up till now. There are more pleasurable things in life for me than the piano, and I`m glad that I did them. I know a person who is a pretty exceptional pianist, and I know I could be that good if I had put the hours in. But he doesn`t have much of a social life, whereas I do. So i guess there wasn`t a moral to my life, and it might be completely pointless me writing this message. Ah well.

    23rd April, 2017

  • Varonica
    Varonica

    I was never a prodigy, and you don`t need to be to be a great player. The problem with a lot of prodigies is they think that being a good player is hitting all the notes right on a very hard piece. A `prodigy favourite` is fantasie impromptu, but I have yet to hear a single 11 year old who does it any justice. I`d much rather listen to a good performance of fur elise or some simple Satie piece than have to sit through another soulless performance of moonlight sonata 3rd movement played by a little kid. Prodigies are impressive, even though their not that uncommon these days, I know I`ve met a few, but truly great players, they don`t come along so often.

    23rd April, 2017

  • musicforU
    musicforU

    I think if yr a prodigy then you will have to practice even MORE than the average person. Caz if yr so avg. then whatever amt. of extra practice is gonna do u no good. A prodigy, on the other hand, practices at least 5-8hrs everyday to perfect their `presentation`. Well, I`m not one. So, I practice at most 3 hrs when only I`m extremely free. So u see, it`s quite impossible to function without practicing. The more so, if u have talents, caz u`ll always be eager to move on. Thank You.

    23rd April, 2017

  • Madida
    Madida

    if you can say that it`s probably not true,besides virtuoso or not if you aren`t playing 4 to 6 hours a day then your not playing at all.i play one or two hours when i don`t have the time,and i don`t even considered that i`ve played.lizt used to play six hours a day,can you say he wasn`t a virtuoso?the more you play the more you`re good,the less you play the better you could be,even if your jesus!!!!!

    23rd April, 2017

  • Emma1987
    Emma1987

    Hey, I think if you are not a "prodigy" that you have to prctice everday for at least an hour but, if you are a "prodigy" like I am..."prodigies" practice almost 2 hours a day but they put their heart in it and that is what makes the difference.

    23rd April, 2017

  • sgirl58
    sgirl58

    i think that theres the odd "prodigy" that can be good without practice...but everyone needs to practice. i also think that anyone can play an instrument, but only if u "put ur heart" into it, ur gonna get awesome results...thays my thinking anyway ! lol!

    23rd April, 2017

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