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Music as a language - Victor Wooten

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Music is a powerful communication tool--it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language--by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible.

How did you learn the first language you spoke? Were you allowed to make mistakes? How do you think those mistakes helped you learn the language? How do you think that relates to learning to play a musical instrument?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Victor Wooten
  • Director Angela Cheng
  • Producer Jordan Reeves

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