HOWARD GARDNER cites the example of violinist Yehudi Menuhin as a clear example of musical intelligence at its finest:
When he was three years old, Yehudi Menuhin was smuggled into the San Francisco Orchestra concerts by his parents. The sound of Louis Persinger's violin so entranced the youngster that he insisted on a violin for his birthday and Louis Persinger as his teacher. He got both. By the time he was ten years old, Menuhin was an international performer,In the case of Menuhin, as it is in the case of Mozart, Saint-Saens, Boulez and other child prodigies, music came "naturally." The ability to perform and compose music have been scientifically pinpointed in certain areas of the brain, and instances of autistic and other impaired children who can perform brilliantly but are unable to talk or interact with others exemplify this fact. Each individual has a different musical ability; there are even people who are totally amusical, yet continue to have very normal and successful lives. In summary, though musical intelligence may not seem as obvious a form of intellect as is mathematical or logical ability, from a neurological point of view, our ability to perform and comprehend musically appears to work independently from other forms of intelligence.
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