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Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 24. Dezember 2012


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  • Taschenbuch: 288 Seiten
  • Verlag: Penguin Books (24. Dezember 2012)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0143122789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143122784
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 2 x 21,4 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 113.054 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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"Jimi Hendrix meets Oliver Sacks in this great new science book."
(VeryShortList.com)

"Guitar Zero is a refreshing alternation between the nitty-gritty details of learning rock-guitar licks and Mr. Marcus's survey of the relevant scientific literature on learning and the brain . . . makes some delightful counterintuitive fine points. . . . For those who look forward, in 'retirement,' to honoring the lifelong yearnings they have neglected, Guitar Zero is good news."

(Norman Doidge, The Wall Street Journal)

"[Guitar Zero is] the sort of book where Steven Pinker (Dr. Marcus's mentor and collaborator) mixes with K. Anders Ericsson (the psychologist most associated with the '10,000 hours' theory of expertise) and Tom Morello (the lead guitarist from Rage Against the Machine)."

(The New York Times)

“This book in the end is about more than a desire to shred like Eddie Van Halen. Marcus examines how our brains are affected by creativity—learning a musical instrument, for instance, or a new language—and how these experiences remain open to all of us, no matter our age."

(Los Angeles Times)

“An entertaining and enlightening memoir, filled with insight about music, learning, and the human mind, by Gary Marcus, one of the deepest thinkers in cognitive science.”
(Steven Pinker, bestselling author of The Better Angels of Our Nature)

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Gary Marcus, described by the New York Times as “one of the country’s best known cognitive psychologists,” directs the Center for Language and Music at New York University, where he studies language, music, cognitive development, and evolution. His previous book, Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice pick.

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7 von 8 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Charles Halloway TOP 1000 REZENSENT am 26. Mai 2012
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Gary Marcus hat sich um hohen Alter von 40 Jahren (naja...) ein großes Ziel gesetzt, er möchte Gitarren lernen. Soweit also nichts Besonderes. Interessant hingegen ist, dass sich Marcus, der sich selbst als nur bedingt musikalisch beschreibt, im Hauptberuf mit Gehirnforschung beschäftigt. Marcus sollte - zumindest aus meiner Sicht - ein Experte für's Lernen sein. Und genau das hat mein Interesse geweckt: könnte Gary Marcus auf seiner Reise (also dem Weg zur Gitarre, ich nenne es einfach mal so) neue Erkenntnisse gewinnen, die sowohl für Gitarrenlehrer, für Gitarrenschüler, oder einfach auch nur für den durchschnittlichen Gitarrespieler hilfreich sein könnten?
Gary Marcus schreibt, wie man das in einem amerikanischen Sachbuch erwarten kann: locker, (wissenschaftlich) fundiert, gespickt mit persönlichen Eindrücken. Da Marcus eine Art Selbstexperiment durchführt (er hat ein Sabbatjahr um seine Gitarrenreise zu beginnen) klappt vor allem die Sache mit den persönlichen Eindrücken gut: vom Wochenende mit der Familie (oder besser gesagt, seiner Gitarre), hin zum Musikcamp mit vielen Kids, bis zu den Treffen mit durchaus interessanten Musiklehrern. Hiermit hätten wir dann aber die positiven Seiten des Buchs auch schon abgehandelt. Punkt. Der Rest ist aus meiner Sicht nur bedingt gut und spannend zu lesen (nein, an der Sprache liegt es nicht...); Markus verzettelt sich auf seiner Reise immer wieder, einen roten Faden sucht der Leser vergeblich. Am Schlimmsten aus meiner Sicht aber: Marcus erweist sich eben nicht als ein Experte für's Lernen. Das Buch bringt den Leser wirklich auch nicht den kleinsten Schritt weiter. Praxisorientierung? Fehlanzeige.
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Learning to Become a Muscian 21. Januar 2012
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This is an interesting book. It's easy to read and tells a fairly compelling story about a 40 year old professor who always wanted to be a musician finally taking the plunge. This book is a story about human learning told through the perspective of music. The specifics are music and guitar, but that's really not what the book is about.

The Amazon description includes this sentence: "Guitar Zero stands the science of music on its head, debunking the popular theory of an innate musical instinct and many other commonly held fallacies."

Not so. The author specifically states he believes in innate musical talent and he counts himself as one is who lacking even normal levels. Part of what makes the book interesting his his struggle against this lack and ultimately the degree of progress he makes despite this obstacle.

I think this book will be of interest to those who are musically inclined but please be aware that this is most certainly not in any respect a how-to book. This book does not teach you how to play the guitar or any other musical instrument. Instead it is a rather inspiring story of someone who followed his heart fairly late in life and what he learned in the process.
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Practice Doesn't Make Perfect 21. Januar 2012
Von Fl!p Breskin - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I'm enjoying this book a lot. I've been teaching guitar to adult beginners for nearly 40 years which is a privilege, because it means I get to be in the presence of courage on a daily basis. Gary chronicles his personal journey as a adult beginner on guitar, but from the perspective of an expert on learning & language acquisition, with all the understandings his profession have given him. He encourages all learners to just KEEP GOING; keep trying. Guitar is complicated. So is music. Gary's understanding of the specifics of what's hard about it, and strategies for making the most of practice time, are well worth the time it takes to read. Practice doesn't make perfect; it makes permanent. If you can make each note beautiful, you can make a whole piece beautiful. On the other hand, you can't learn to ride a bicycle with it standing still. You've got to do a certain amount of falling down. And it's more fun with friends. And most of all, it's not too late!
Fl!p Breskin
co-founder, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop
65 von 69 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Music and the middle-aged brain 22. Januar 2012
Von Angie Boyter - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book wasn't quite what I had expected, but I wasn't disappointed.
Cognitive psychologist Gary Marcus, who clearly has a history of being "challenged" musically, decides as he approaches the age of 40 to learn to play the guitar. A serendipitous sabbatical from his usual gig teaching at NYU gives him enough leisure that he takes on the project seriously. Guitar Zero (a pun on the popular video game Guitar Hero, for those like me who didn't get it)recounts his adventures, which include playing in a rock band with 11-year-olds at a music camp and MANY MANY hours of practice.
I had expected a memoir of a middle-aged scientist observing himself learning a new skill, which I got, but Marcus also explores many facets of the science of music, such as whether talent or practice is more important, what kinds of music people like and do not like (I was pleased to have my own preferences supported by finding out that the "most unwanted song" would be sung by an operatic soprano.), and how experts and novices differ when they listen to music.
No knowledge of music theory is necessary to enjoy this book. Marcus does a good job of explaining the theory needed along the way, but I do not believe he spends so much time on it that it would annoy a reader who does not need the explanation. As someone who is a contemporary of Marcus' father, I was a little at sea when it came to many of his references to musicians I genuinely had never heard of, and I would have appreciated definitions of pop music guitar terms like "riff" and "lick", but he does talk about Bob Dylan and even mentions the Andrews Sisters.
I picked up a lot of fascinating information from Guitar Hero and was incredibly impressed with what Marcus accomplished as a guitarist. Maybe I should pull out that guitar that has been sitting in the closet for the past 30 years....
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CAN ADULTS LEARN TO PLAY INSTRUMENTS? 13. Februar 2012
Von Tim Dawdy - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I am an experienced working professional musician. I am also a part-time music teacher.

After almost every band performance someone comes up and says, "I would love to able to play an instrument, but I don't have any musical talent".
I am always amused that people think we were born with the natural ability to play Palm Spring Stomp. The reality is that we were exposed to the song for the first time in August 2011. We learned the Palm Springs Stomp during our weekly practices in September. My band mate arranged the song in October.
We continued to practice Palm Springs Stomp and finally started playing it in public in December.
The process of refining Palm Springs Stomp involved countless of hours of group and personal practice. Adults can learn music, if they work at it.

Gary Marcus has hit the nail on the head with Guitar Zero. This is not a book on music theory. It is a study of skill how adults learn music. I have changed my primary instruments four times in my career. The last time was at the age of 45! My real world experiences confirms the theories expounded in Guitar Zero.

Professor Marcus explains that it is possible to learn an instrument as an adult. He clearly explains the methodology that can be used. Dr. Marcus also gives us the permission to give it a try. This is the kind of encouragement the world needs.

The fact that Gary Marcus plays the guitar like someone with only one years experience is not relevant to the value of the book. The review that said so eloquently that "his guitar playing sucks" demonstrates a major block to anyone learning to play an instrument. The unwarranted criticism of beginning students is damaging. Its OK to be a beginner!

Its OK for adults to struggle to learn to play an instrument. If they follow the advise of Gary Marcus, the journey will be less painful.
22 von 25 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
An Excellent book. But not an instruction book 22. Januar 2012
Von Randy Krieger - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I eagerly downloaded this book and read it over the weekend. It is an excellent primer on the differences between adult and child learning, especially with regard to musical instruments. It tells the compelling story of how the author learned to play guitar and what he learned along the way. I am an adult guitar student and this book answered many questions for me. Easy and enjoyable to read. Give it a go.
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