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Blocked and Spaced Repetition

Recently I was watching television when a commercial break interrupted my program. Commercials are annoying at best, but this set of five commercial spots really got under my skin. This is because one of the commercials played three times, not

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Repetition for Music Skill Development

The inflexible and automatic knowledge gained through repetition is the foundation of expert performance, but be warned—repeat carefully! The learning brain does not distinguish between good and poor habits but learns whatever we repeat. Repetition creates permanence, and habits are difficult

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How was it that Mozart was so brilliant so young?

Perhaps the most exceptional child prodigy in any domain ever, was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Most people – including music educators – assume that the reason for Mozart’s musicality was mostly to do with genetics. They say ‘he was born musical’.

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