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(Myth and) The Music Instinct

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Monday, March 05, 2012

Cognitive psychologist Gary Marcus last joined us on the show to discuss his book “Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning." Today, he returns to Soundcheck to dive even deeper in the question of what makes us musical. Plus, we take more of your calls and questions.

Gary Marcus: Why We Are Musical

The last time that cognitive psychologist Gary Marcus was on Soundcheck, he discussed his book “Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning." Today, he returns to Soundcheck to address further questions about how we become musical - and whether someone must be musical in order to make music.

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Playlist: (Myth) and The Music Instinct

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Gig Alert: The Darcys

Canadian indie rockers The Darcys perform with Bombay Bicycle Club and Lucy Rose at the Bowery Ballroom on Monday night. Download the band's glitchy single "Josie (Vol. 2)."

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