It is my viewpoint that to learn a musical instrument, one needs talent, and hard work. But which is the more prominent factor? If you aren't inclined musically but have lots of drive and ambition. Can you reach the plateau occupied by the great players? At what point of technical prowess does talent take over and the instrument become natural? Like an extension of one's self? I play a few other instruments but guitar was always my main one. And I'm at the point where I don't think, I just play. I forgot at what point that happened. I'm wondering how long it will take with the trumpet. Completely different instruments I know. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this subject? I realize I'm not asking a specific question, just for your opinions as I love the forum and discussing anything to do with music. Thanks , hope all is well.