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Topic: late bloomers
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AuthorTopic:   late bloomers
Anonymous
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posted: 7/20/2004 at 1:32:24 AM ET
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Does anyone know of a musician of any genre and instrument that didn't start playing until late in life (40+) but eventually became recognized as a master?

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posted: 7/21/2004 at 1:20:38 AM ET
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NOPE

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posted: 8/25/2004 at 9:53:13 PM ET
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nope but i do know someone who started after 40.
but that's cool


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posted: 9/10/2004 at 5:54:36 PM ET
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I am also very interested in this topic since I am 40+ and just now taking music and voice lessons for the first time. Is there any hope in becoming a master this late, or shall I just settle for something less. If so, what can I expect? Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.

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posted: 10/28/2004 at 9:54:19 PM ET
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I started my first scale on guitar at age 38 and am now 48 w/a new jazz/fusion CD out. all the information is out so that one can learn at lightening speed. Just practice and strive and fall in love w/this process and sooner than you know you will be great. Late bloomers can be the most beautiful surprises because when everything else in the garden is dying they burst out w/a blaze of color.

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posted: 11/18/2004 at 11:58:41 PM ET
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Guess late bloomers should form a support group. I've started to learn to play the piano in my 60's. It's been a dream of mine, it ain't easy, and sometimes I feel like walking away from the whole thing, but I really enjoy learning and maybe one day I'll actually be able to play a tune or two.

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posted: 11/20/2004 at 12:25:55 AM ET
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It has very little to do with age. It's about dedication. "Obstacles are those things which people see when they take their eyes off their goal"

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posted: 11/20/2004 at 10:48:13 AM ET
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Thanks for your wise advice. I'll try to keep it mind when everything seems impossible.

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