Why You Don’t Need Natural Talent To Be Good

One of the biggest obstacles musicians face, especially beginners, is the belief that you need natural talent to in order to become a good musician.

This is 100 false!

Most students believe:

  • I’ll never be as good as [insert your favorite musician/band]

  • Famous musicians were born with natural talent and that’s why they are famous

If you believe what is written above, then you will never become a great musician because the majority of famous and talented musicians you know didn’t have any natural talent either. What they had was the ability to program natural talent into their bodies. They worked hard and practiced to master their craft so that every thought they had natural talent.

We Can Help Install Natural Talent Into Your Body

We have taught many students to become good musicians and none of them had any natural talent. The secret to having natural talent? Practice, hard work and perseverance. 

Some of you may have heard of a not so famous band called “The Beatles”. Believe it or not, that Beatles weren’t signed to the first record label they auditioned to. In fact, The Beatles played in hole in the wall bars in Germany for years without most of the world even knowing who they were. The Beatles didn’t get famous by just picking up their instruments, they worked very hard at their craft and not only that, they persevered through obstacles that would have made most people give up.

Another great example is of Michael Jordan who didn’t even make his high school basketball team. Most probably assume Michael Jordan has a lot of natural talent, but he worked hard every day to become one of the best basketball players of all time.

So what does this mean for you?

It means you have the potential to become a great musician if you put the time, practice and perseverance into your instrument. If you have a passion for music and you have the determination to succeed, you will become a better musician with each passing day. It take a bit longer than the natural talent route, but the majority of musicians travel down this some road.

You can wait for “natural talent” to kick in, or you can start taking action today. Learn how we can help you install natural talent into your brain.

Mike Doyle