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Sight-Reading Skill : The Role of Working Memory Capacity Deliberate Practice Is Necessary but Not Sufficient to Explain Individual Differences in Piano

  title={Sight-Reading Skill : The Role of Working Memory Capacity Deliberate Practice Is Necessary but Not Sufficient to Explain Individual Differences in Piano},
  author={Elizabeth J. Meinz and David Z. Hambrick},
Deliberate practice—that is, engagement in activities specifically designed to improve performance in a domain—is strongly predictive of performance in domains such as music and sports. It has even been suggested that deliberate practice is sufficient to account for expert performance. Less clear is whether basic abilities, such as working memory capacity (WMC), add to the prediction of expert performance, above and beyond deliberate practice. In evaluating participants having a wide range of… 

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