Just like our fingerprints, each and every one of us has different talents. What is the importance of talent in learning music? According to recent studies, kids who have parents or grand-parents with musical background tend to be more fast-learners when it comes to musical subjects.
Here is one of our favorite quotes from Bill Belichick on talent in general:
Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.
Although Belichick is a sportsperson, what he says can easily be applied in music. It doesn't determine your fullest potential solely. In fact, what determines your success in music mostly is your work ethic and discipline.
Talent is only a starting point. It is probably genetic but is highly affected by environmental factors. It can show up in totally random moments, especially in early childhood.
How to know if you have a special talent for music?
It has its own methods to be proven, of course. Talent tests can be taken at any age. However, taking these tests at an early age makes more sense. Yes, we know every kid is special and talented in their unique ways but musical talent is a bit more complex than it seems to be and it is wiser to ask help from professionals specialized in such topic.
Musical talent by itself is not enough to achieve stuff. Even the most talented musician needs to put skills into work and give an effort to make progress. Such blessing should also be backed up by the right instructors and the right choice of musical instrument. Next phase can be taking advanced tests on music or specified instrument.
Every organization has its own way of determining a case of 'special talent' but the crucial elements of this procedure is as follows: