Musicofilia – Natured and Nurtured Love of Music

In the last few days after I published my first two posts of “My Musical Talent” blog, I received more than 2000′ visitors and more than 50 comments.

This serious amount of reaction reinforced my deep thoughts and feelings that music has a powerful meaning for each one of us.

More than that, reading all the comments also strengthen my opinion that music appreciation, practice and understanding should be much more accessible to people.

As Oliver Sacks declares in his book “Musicofilia“, the number of non musical creatures on Earth is quite rare.

I agree with him completely. Most of us have musicality in our genes. So if I understand Sacks correctly (and also Darwin, who was mention in my introduction to the blog), music is one of our basic mental needs of survival.

Soon I am going to go over all the comments I have received for my blog in the last two weeks and will publish a special post containing the main part of the discussion my post raised.

As for now, all the comments can be divided into two main groups. The first group consists of musicians who were born into a musical family and who had a distinct musical education from infancy by passive and active exposure. The second group of people did not specifically have roots in music, but had a revelation with music from a certain experience or an influential person. Much like in the movie “Music of the Heart” which is based on a true story about Roberta Guaspari, a charismatic violin teacher, who inspired a group of inner city children from Harlem.

The message of all of the comments shared a common denominator. No matter whether you have an in born or learned musicality, in order to integrate music into your body, mind and soul, you need to invest time, effort, devotion and energy into it.

I invite you to continue to read, write, discuss, comment and share your insights with all the curious people around.

Thank you for devoting your attention to the musical world.

Dear Readers,

My blog “My Musical Talent” has moved to a new URL:

Please press here to read my new posts about musical talent.

You will find there all my latest posts.

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Wishing you a musical inspired day,



4 thoughts on “Musicofilia – Natured and Nurtured Love of Music

  1. Dear master teacher, Maya Liberman

    Music is based on small simple element combined into a structure that helps each one of us to manipulate the soul and touch our basic need of love and internal passion.
    Those micro elements are so simple that any human can learn and appreciate. Sometimes, I mean very often, people are overwhelmed form the emotional power that music has on their love-hate relationship with themselves and the world they live in, as well as on the strong ability of music to change how one feels about his internal memories, short term and long term and how music can change a mood within seconds.
    This POWERFUL IMPACT lead people to really want to learn how to express their deepest emotions just by using a musical instrument BUT at the same time they fear practicing it for the reason that they might fail to learn how the really express inner thoughts and feelings.

    I am looking forward to hear the voice of your readers, and just can’t wait to read your NEXT POST…

    Opher Brayer

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