Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The 10,000 Hour Rule

      There is this well known rule that states that if you practice anything for about 10,000 hours you become a master of that thing! Sounds cool no? This was a research carried around 100 years ago with a group of musicians in a music college. The elite musicians were found to have practiced for about 10,000 hours, the good ones 8000, and the average about 4000. So if we divide 10,000 hours by a time period of ten years, it means 1000 hours per year of practice. That will be about 3 hours a day. So if you practice 3 hours a day for 10 years straight, you'll definitely become a master of what you practiced this long.

       The most important thing is proper practice, as mentioned before in my other post. Of course you won't be playing properly right away, it's just that you have to check on your playing every now and then to realize the problems you're facing and eventually work a solution for them.

       When I first heard about this rule it got me pumped up to practice harder and more diligently, because it says that it's only a matter of time before you become great at what you do consistently. I think you'll feel that way about it too!

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