Re: [LAU] OT: talent and craftsmanship [was: Re: OT: Dub Fx]

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Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 10:57 am

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I agree totally with this. I believe that the seed of a talent lies in in
the attraction of some skill/art/technique by someone.

As a music teacher, I see that for some children singing is just as natural
as talking, they easily remember a song after they heard it only once, other
seem to enjoy the 'performances', and other group of children are not
interested at all in music. Then out in the playground, or in their
classrooms, I see that some of them are 'born' to be builders, to make
constructions, other children are inclined to reading, other just love to
help their teachers, other love sports etc.

So, one is naturally attracted to what lies within. The more exposure one
has to various things in life, the more likely to discover one's real
talent.

A parent once asked me: It's time for my child to learn an instrument(?!)
What instrument shall I choose for him?

My gut reaction was: take him to concerts (not videos), expose him to as
many live, real instruments as you can, musical styles, situations with
music (workshop, party with real instruments, etc). And then, see if a child
expresses a wish to learn any instrument at all.

On the wider scale, one of the biggest problems in today's world is the
'safety' issue. In most schools today, if you want to take children say, to
the zoo, you need to fill endless form of 'safety assessments'. Many things
and objects are removed from playgrounds, deemed to un-safe; children can't
have their private corners, they need to be seen from us teachers all the
time.
This kills most forms of spontaneity, which is important in discovering what
truly lies in a person.

But the biggest danger of all (in discovering what are our natural talents)
is the drive of today's global society to measure success, achievement and
fulfilment with money and fame. Children take on instruments because they
want to be famous. They grow in a world where 'talent for making money'
becomes the highest and most valuable asset.

(And I will stop right here. Sorry for taking this space and talking of
something that might not be the most appropriate on a LAU list. Paul's
thought provoked me deeply. )

Viktor Mastoridis

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as i noted, i thi=
nk its quite difficult for most people to *discover* where their talents li=
e. (P. Davis)

---I agree totally with this. I believe that the seed of a=
talent lies in in the attraction of some skill/art/technique by someone.As a music teacher, I see that for some children singing is just as n=
atural as talking, they easily remember a song after they heard it only onc=
e, other seem to enjoy the 'performances', and other group of child=
ren are not interested at all in music. Then out in the playground, or in t=
heir classrooms, I see that some of them are 'born' to be builders,=
to make=A0 constructions, other children are inclined to reading, other ju=
st love to help their teachers, other love sports etc.

So, one is naturally attracted to what lies within. The more exposure o=
ne has to various things in life, the more likely to discover one's rea=
l talent.A parent once asked me: It's time for my child to lear=
n an instrument(?!)

What instrument shall I choose for him?My gut reaction was: take hi=
m to concerts (not videos), expose him to as many live, real instruments as=
you can, musical styles, situations with music (workshop, party with real =
instruments, etc). And then, see if a child expresses a wish to learn any i=
nstrument at all.

On the wider scale, one of the biggest problems in today's world is=
the 'safety' issue. In most schools today, if you want to take chi=
ldren say, to the zoo, you need to fill endless form of 'safety assessm=
ents'. Many things and objects are removed from playgrounds, deemed to =
un-safe; children can't have their private corners, they need to be see=
n from us teachers all the time.

This kills most forms of spontaneity, which is important in discovering wha=
t truly lies in a person. But the biggest danger of all (in discove=
ring what are our natural talents) is the drive of today's global socie=
ty to measure success, achievement and fulfilment with money and fame. Chil=
dren take on instruments because they want to be famous. They grow in a wor=
ld where 'talent for making money' becomes the highest and most val=
uable asset.

(And I will stop right here. Sorry for taking this space and talking of=
something that might not be the most appropriate on a LAU list. Paul's=
thought provoked me deeply. )Viktor Mastoridis

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Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, hollunder, (Thu Feb 11, 9:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Emiliano Grilli, (Thu Feb 11, 10:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas, (Fri Feb 12, 5:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Josh Lawrence, (Sat Feb 13, 5:40 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Atte André Jensen, (Fri Feb 12, 11:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, hermann, (Fri Feb 12, 6:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Thu Feb 11, 11:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Arve Barsnes, (Fri Feb 12, 9:39 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Fri Feb 12, 10:23 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, , (Fri Feb 12, 8:21 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Fri Feb 12, 10:35 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, , (Fri Feb 12, 11:42 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: talent and craftsmanship [was: Re: OT: Dub Fx], Viktor Mastoridis, (Fri Feb 12, 1:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: talent and craftsmanship [was: Re: OT: Dub Fx], Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas, (Fri Feb 12, 6:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: talent and craftsmanship [was: Re: OT: Dub Fx], Atte André Jensen, (Sat Feb 13, 7:42 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: talent and craftsmanship [was: Re: OT: Dub Fx], Viktor Mastoridis, (Sat Feb 13, 10:57 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Fri Feb 12, 12:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, , (Fri Feb 12, 12:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Fri Feb 12, 12:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, , (Fri Feb 12, 2:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Fri Feb 12, 12:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Fri Feb 12, 12:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Esben Stien, (Sat Feb 13, 2:01 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Sat Feb 13, 10:40 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Sat Feb 13, 11:14 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Sat Feb 13, 1:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, david, (Sat Feb 13, 4:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, , (Sat Feb 13, 2:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, luigi curzi, (Sat Feb 13, 1:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Jeremy, (Sat Feb 13, 5:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Folderol, (Sat Feb 13, 2:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, Emiliano Grilli, (Fri Feb 12, 12:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Dub Fx, luigi curzi, (Fri Feb 12, 11:53 am)