Musical Talent Is Rooted In The Genes, Study Of Twins Suggests

August 11, 2014 1:39 PM

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Musical Talent Is Rooted In The Genes, Study Of Twins Suggests

Practice doesn't always make perfect when it comes to becoming the next Mozart, a new study suggests. Researchers compared pairs of identical twins, and found that no matter how hard one twin had practiced up until that point in their life, the other twin who had practiced much less still had an equal level of ability in certain musical skills.

This may be because some aspects of musical talent are built into the genes, the researchers said.

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