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Guitar Zero

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Guitar Zero

Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning
Firs edition cover
Author Gary Marcus
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication date
Media type Print, e-book
Pages 288
ISBN ISBN 978-0143122784
ISBN 978-1594203176
Preceded by Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind (2008)

Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning is a 2012 popular science book by research psychologist Gary Marcus. It documents the author's process of learning the guitar while discussing aspects of music cognition and the role of critical periods in learning a musical ability. The book was released on January 19, 2012 and published by Penguin Books, and in December 2012 was released as a paperback under the title Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age.


The book reached 24th on the [2] In a review for The Wall Street Journal, Norman Doidge wrote ""Guitar Zero" is a refreshing alternation between the nitty-gritty details of learning rock-guitar licks and Mr. Marcus's survey of the relevant scientific literature on learning and the brain."[3]


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