Poll: Does music come naturally to you?
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View poll results: Does music come naturally to you?
yes
131 72%
no
51 28%
Voters: 182.
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#1
Poll coming.

Pretty simple pit. Does music come naturally to you? Or do you have to work solidly just to put 2 notes together?

I've worked really hard on music since an early age, but singing and listening (pitch perfectness and pitching harmonies) has always come naturally for me. And when I took up guitar lessons, my teacher said I was a natural.

However, now I'm doing a music degree I find some aspects that came naturally, difficult.

What about you pit?
#2
to an extent, yea. my friend has been playing for 4 years, i'm just hitting 2 and i sound better than him and all my technique is better than his.
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#4
Now lately music is coming naturally for me. Since I've found my new source of inspiration in a swedish instrumental artis/producer music's become much easier. Now I love playing my acoustic guitar and just piece little nice bits together.
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#5
Honestly? Yeah.

I NEVER practice properly. Just piss around and I'm pretty decent. Guitar, Drums, Bass + Screams.
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#6
I'll be the first to admit Im shit but then again I don't play much anymore
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#8
I just seem to pick up anything I set my mind to musically. And theory comes without difficulty too. I just get music. My practice habits aren't the best though.
#9
Absolutely not. In fact, I feel like I'm quite the opposite; I think I'm naturally inept at music
#11
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It's hard work. There is a learning curve, once you reach the top it becomes much easier.
This. But when I reached the top of said curve (I had an interest, so it wasn't too slow), I started to pick things up very quickly. I'm more naturally inclined to creating musical ideas, bending theory etc. than picking up techniques quickly, though I'm pretty good at that too. Music is a part of me, as far as I'm concerned.
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#12
I'm naturally inclined towards music, and I am naturally inclined towards creation. Put the two together, and you have something great. My motivation and discipline to practice technique keeps me from mastering the guitar in full, but I don't really care because I have a great time playing nice little acoustic bits that sound awesome.
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#13
Music does come naturally to me, but the one thing I don't have is perfect pitch. I would kill for it though.
#15
Definitely. I never took any lessons or anything. Picked up my strat from the pawn shop in 7th grade and just went home and started messing with it. I found UG and just started looking at tabs and figuring things out. I can also play a lot of other instruments too without any proper training. I think it's one of my gifts and I'm really grateful to have it. It was always fun for me to teach myself, so I'm glad that it never felt like a chore since I always just kind of got it.
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#17
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#18
Ever since an early age about 6 or 7. I remember that i hated it whenever a singer missed even the slightest note.

Never knew why, i didn't know any theory behind it back then.
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#19
Far from it. There is no natural music ability for me, I have to practice. But I don't practice anymore and thus my playing suffers.
#20
No, I worked my balls off to get to where I am writing wise.

By second month of playing I was "meh", but at the time I was "holy shit he's awesome for 2 months." I could play like, eruption

Yeah it was fast progress, but I literally spent like, 8+ hours a day like 5 days a week. So it didn't come naturally to me. After all that, then WRITTING music started to come more naturally and not just technique, I didn't bother with any theory, or anything other than exactly wanted to play. Even now I'll hit ruts, but who doesn't? At this point, playing about 5 years, writting comes fairly naturally to me, but music in general certainly didn't.

So not really, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, but the trick is to just work at it.
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#21
Sometimes,it depends on what mood I'm in.Sadly when I try to make music it sounds really chessy
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#22
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#23
I just go with the flow when I write. Lyrics, it is hard, but when they finish up they're okay. The rest is fairly easy for me.
#26
Quote by moscaespañol
you can't stop the nod.
You can when you overuse it so much it becomes banned.

I don't really believe in talent in the way that supposedly untalented people see it as. They see it as a way to excuse their own inability to put the effort in required. They congratulate us needlessly, as if we're special. We're not.

To me, talent and natural abilities are linked very closely with, and are an origin of commitment and dedication. If you are dedicated to becoming better, if you believe it, dare I say it, in your heart, you can succeed and reach your goal.
#27
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Sadly,you right.


Damn
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#28
Yes. Some things are harder, but those things I find to be the most exciting. If the challenge was gone from music, I'd rapidly lose interest in it.
#29
I have a friend who SUCKS at playing music. But, he has such a good ear for it he can spot talent and a good band / song / artist from 1 or 2 records. This guy KNOWS music inside and out but he just cant create it. I'd say he's naturally musical, but I wouldn't say he's creative.
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#30
There is a lot of horn tooting in this thread.
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#31
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There is a lot of horn tooting in this thread.


I actually couldn't agree any more if I tried.
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#32
Yep. To me its comes so naturally that I can't even explain its magnitude. It just is.

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There is a lot of horn tooting in this thread.

Well considering the thread's topic, you'd think so. You expect everyone to say "no" or something?
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#33
Nope. Creative stuff is not my forte, even though I enjoy it.
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#34
Quote by Jack Off Jill
There is a lot of horn tooting in this thread.


Nothing really wrong with it. If you're good at something, be proud of it. I am. I've yet to actually meet anyone better than me at guitar so I feel like I'm pretty damn good.
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#35
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Yep. To me its comes so naturally that I can't even explain its magnitude. It just is.


Well considering the thread's topic, you'd think so. You expect everyone to say "no" or something?


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#36
Quote by kerrang
I have a friend who SUCKS at playing music. But, he has such a good ear for it he can spot talent and a good band / song / artist from 1 or 2 records. This guy KNOWS music inside and out but he just cant create it. I'd say he's naturally musical, but I wouldn't say he's creative.


Same with me. And ^your avatar 0_o
#37
Yes, my mum said that when I was 3, I asked for a saxophone XD
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#38
Quote by Jack Off Jill
There is a lot of horn tooting in this thread.
When you gotta toot you gotta toot. Sometimes the song calls for it.
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