Just an email which I sent to Steve.
"At first, some background. I’m a Portuguese native speaker, born and living in Brazil. Now I’m dedicated to learn the English language, and I hope I become a polyglot in the future through your methods.
But I’m also a harmonica player. While studying music, I perceived that I’m aware of some difficulties that are also encountered in language
learning. For sample: professional harmonica players practice six hours a day, which is not effortless because you have to remain concentrated all the time. ( if you don’t believe it, check at www.chmel.at with soundsamples)
They repeat musical patterns until they learnt it, and after that they must repeat’em again to maintain the present level of proficiency.
I must confess that it’s a very exaustive rotine, and it goes worse when you don’t know how to pratice or didn’t get the appropriate material
and/or equipment. And, once you’ve got all the stuff, you see technical progress rather then musical progress. In terms of linguistics,
it would be like to know all the grammar, words and phonetics of the language, but without the necessary knowledge to formulate a simple sentence.
So I wonder if your methods about language learning could be applied to music."