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Shame on WQXR F.M. for shining a spotlight on Kids’ dislike of Bach’s music

I can't fathom why a historically great NYC-based Classical music station like WQXR F.M. would choose to feature a big-splash juvenile ONLINE thumbs down to a J.S. Bach masterwork! http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/three-nyc-kids-give-bach-big-thumbs-down/ My published comment criticized the posting: "This is a waste of space considering that WQXR has been a fountain of great music for decades. I… Continue reading Shame on WQXR F.M. for shining a spotlight on Kids’ dislike of Bach’s music

Anders Ericsson, Brooke Macnamara, piano addict

Does practice make perfect?

WQXR F.M. (NYC based) has posted its latest set of meta-based analyses of "deliberate practice" studies. (A mouthful of confusion to begin with!) Three researchers teamed up to discount the wise old adage that "practice makes perfect." (In their probings, they were "virtuosity" centered) The trio concluded that a much smaller percentage of so-called high-powered… Continue reading Does practice make perfect?