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Never Too Late : My Musical Life Story - John Holt

Never Too Late

My Musical Life Story

By: John Holt

Paperback Published: 1st September 1991
ISBN: 9780201567632
Number Of Pages: 256

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If I could learn to play the cello well, as I thought I could, I could show by my own example that we all have greater powers than we think; that whatever we want to learn or learn to do, we probably can learn; that our lives and our possibilities are not determined and fixed by what happened to us when we were little, or by what experts say we can or cannot do.

Best known for his brilliant insight into the way children learn, John Holt was also an intrepid explorer of adult learning. At the age of forty, with no particular musical background, he took up the cello.

His touching and hilarious account of his passionate second career demolished the myth that one must start an instrument (or a sport, or a language) in early childhood, and will inspire any reader who dreams of taking up a new skill.

About the Author

John Holt (1927-1985), one of this country's leading educational and social critics, was the author of ten influential books which have been translated into fourteen languages. Known both as a passionate reformer and as "the gentle voice of reason" (Life magazine), John Holt offers insights into the nature of learning that are more relevant today than ever before.

Introduction How and Whyp. 1
A Week of Musicp. 7
Early Music Memoriesp. 19
Swinging at Exeterp. 41
Stravinsky and Woody Herman: College and the War Yearsp. 64
I Meet Beethovenp. 73
Solving a Mysteryp. 94
First Attemptsp. 119
Beginning the Cellop. 139
Intermezzop. 172
Playing and Learningp. 187
Apple Hillp. 218
Epilogue: Clearing a Spacep. 234
Appendix: Musical Intervalsp. 243
About the Authorp. 245
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ISBN: 9780201567632
ISBN-10: 0201567636
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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