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10,000 Hours of Practice Makes Perfect? (Part Two)

In Part One, we looked at theories proposing that 10,000 hours of practice is required to become an expert in almost any field.   So is that all it takes?  In a word: No.  Quality counts; it's not just the hours, but the way those hours are spent that determines the benefits of practice. Practice [...]

By | December 9th, 2010|Gig Bag|

10,000 Hours of Practice Makes Perfect? (Part One)

Practice > 3 Hours a Day > 7 Days a Week > for 10 Years How much should you practice?  In This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, Daniel Levitan writes about the ten-thousand-hours theory, which proposes that 10,000 hours of practice is required to become a world-class expert in [...]

By | November 11th, 2010|Gig Bag|