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Guitar zero : the science of learning to be musical

Author: Gary F Marcus
Publisher: Richmond : Oneworld, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<Div>On the eve of his fortieth birthday, renowned cognitive scientist Gary Marcus decided to fulfil a lifelong dream and learn to play the guitar. He had tried many times before – failing miserably. This time, he decided to use the tools of his “trade" to see if he might suceed. On his quest he jams with twelve-year-olds and takes master classes with guitar gods. A groundbreaking exploration of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marcus, Gary F. (Gary Fred).
Guitar zero
(OCoLC)829721148
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary F Marcus
ISBN: 9781780741000 1780741006
OCLC Number: 892059450
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; 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; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Notes; References; Index
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A renowned neuroscientist with no musical talent investigates what it takes to make music  Read more...

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"Both an entertaining account of the frustrations of a wannabe guitar hero and an intriguing enquiry into the science of learning... compelling." * New Scientist * "Guitar Zero" is a refreshing Read more...

 
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