'Practice makes perfect' genes may be key to great musicians

July 8, 2014 4:03 PM

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'Practice makes perfect' genes may be key to great musicians

MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chopin, Vivaldi and Bach may have had natural musical talent, and then some. A new study suggests accomplished musicians are genetically programmed to commit to the long hours of practice needed to become skilled musicians.

The findings add to growing evidence that both nature and nurture help develop expertise, according to the researchers.

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