than other skills? At least, that's the general impression I've seen people keep. If you see the best basketball player, it's just hard work and dedication, and people tend to think you could become one of them if you put enough effort and dedication. But if you hear someone singing beautifully, people say (s)he is naturally talented (plus dedication). Is there a more natural skill to singing than some sports? To me, everything is muscle control. An internal muscle like diaphragm is much harder to control than your hamstrings, so in case of diaphragm, there is more dependency on the natural geometry of ones muscles and size than improvisation. but how about someone with great elocution skill or sense humor? His brain network is naturally wired for that. So singing is no more naturally talented than a great comedian. Thoughts?