Weinberger and the Regents of the University of California. If my memory is accurate very unlikelyI started lessons at the age of nine. Whatever the circumstances, I was initially eager and subsequently a dutiful piano student, sort of.
But is that really true? How does God really feel about the quality of the music we offer up to Him? Does He care about skill or talent? Is it really even necessary to perfect it? Rehearse and polish our harmony and sound?
Is it really worth it to train your voice and perfect your gift? Or is this all just vanity for the sake of our own egos? For some reason people really resent any extra work, training, effort or rehearsing to perfect music done for God.
Take a look at a few examples here: Often when a musician is summoned, it is made very clear in the request that the musician be highly skilled: But you also see that skill alone is not enough.
David was famous not only because of his high level of skill, but because of the anointing on his music. In fact most of the time in scripture you see anointing mentioned in direct coloration to skill I Samuel The anointing definitely makes the difference, and breaks the yoke I Samuel It is the disdain for the work itself.
The truth is, to play or sing skillfully in music ministry does take a lot of work. It takes work and hours of practice. It takes higher levels of training and study. It takes going over parts over and over.
And quite honestly, there are many who would much rather phone it in every Sunday than to do that work. Or some training to hone their craft. The problems often arise when these people want to be elevated to leadership positions often reserved for those with the highest levels of skill I Chronicles That explains why those singers and musicians and groups and choirs who train and practice and perfect their musical gifts and ministries are often bestowed higher levels of anointing.
It also explains why that little old lady singing off-key and that little choir singing in unison can also minister under the anointing. Sadly though, rather than give God their best, many people opt instead for Giving God their best excuse.If you’ve gone through all these questions and still feel resolute about the decision to give up, you have my blessing to abandon your goal.
(Bet you feel so relieved!) If you don’t—if there’s some lingering doubt—keep working toward that dream that fills you with passion.
[ Educational Implications of Belief in “Musical Talent” ] I’ve already mentioned a negative effect of believing in a lack of self talent — the readiness to give up. I think a factor critical in my own experience is also of general relevance.
It is an expectation, perhaps unconscious, of how well one should be able to play after taking. I have zero talent for singing and a great talent for hog calling,i am an instrumentalist and it takes years of work to master an instrument and you never stop learning so “master” is not my preferred term,its more like lifetime student.
Apr 23, · As for my fellow music teachers, I ask that you encourage all of the children in your classrooms, schools and communities to sing whenever and wherever they get a chance. Whether or not a person has ever picked up an instrument, if they score high on personality measures related to openness to experience, .
Feb 27, · Two days was my talent show so I thought I should post it because why not!?