is this discussion about music, scores?Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:25 pmThere's no question that many characteristics are inherited. This is clear in physical traits. There is also no question that there is great uncertainty as to precisely where one can draw the line between those social, mental, intellectual etc characteristics that are inherited and those that arise from nurture within the same parenting as supplied the genes. As with most things, it may well be the case of a bit of both. With things like musical ability there is certainly no way to prove that a continued genetic line was responsible for a musical dynasty, vs continued nurture, education, family expectation, encouragement etc. My understanding of the current consensus would that not much genetic element would be involved. But it is, to coin a phrase, an evolving subject and probably the last thing anyone should be is dogmatic.
or genetics etc?
and what are the "musical genes"?
any of Bach ancestors or descendants ever reached depth of his music?
He was Genius !!!
and they... had some good abilities...
what about other composers?
- any of their children reached the same level of Art as their fathers?
and... sorry...what all this have with been slave of the score or not?
Nice suggestion - "With things like musical ability there is certainly no way to prove that a continued genetic line was responsible for a musical dynasty, vs continued nurture, education, family expectation, encouragement etc. "
in my case there were no musical genes except one of my grandfather played guitar but.. I never met him and he was amateur..
and in my case there were NO ANY "continued nurture, education, family expectation, encouragement " - absolutely opposite all life was a fighting to against all odds... and attitude was against been in Music ...
therefore maybe I should not even dare to start playing guitar etc???