Well, yes, there's the rub when age is against you. I certainly hope there are many years of progressing in store for you. I can't answer the question, "Can an Old Guy make it to 10,000 hours," as it may apply to you. However, as it applies to me, it is doubtful, even 'though I might be more than 1/2 way there by now. (I'm counting all "practice" over a 1/2 lifetime of fits and starts and about 6 years of lessons a long time ago.)Rick Beauregard wrote: snip...At 66 years, I still have time to make it to 10,000 if my hands and body stay healthy... snip
Thanks for the link igycrcti. I'll check that one out.igycrctl wrote:This is exactly the theme of https://www.google.com/search?q=guitar+ ... TF-8#spf=1 Guitar Zero (not a direct link to a commercial site).
Thanks Joachim. I think it kind of goes without saying you have to love what you do. Anyone who puts 10,000 hours into something (or even 3000 as I sneak up on that number) has to have a passion for it.joachim33 wrote:Rick
I think: "Are you enjoying playing pieces at your current level?" is a better question to ask. I hope the answer is "yes".
Yes of course it is somewhat arbitrary. The authors of the original paper never meant it literally, as it has been portrayed by the popular media. But their study did find this common theme across many disciplines. It is an easy goal to quantify and to track on a daily basis. Of course I also have other goals for every practice session. It's not about someone else declaring that I've mastered the guitar. That is unlikely as there will always be someone better. But it is about my mastery of myself in this small area. Not to the exclusion of everything else. But to the benefit of everything else.chien buggle wrote:I'm a great believer in hard work and a positive outlook when it comes to learning, and I support the whole 10,000 hours thing as it helps to promote those values but it is a very arbitrary number.
I'm totally convinced that one could practice for 10,000 hours and waste almost all of them. What I mean is maybe it's not a good idea to get hung up on achieving that number. A more meaningful goal would be to record video or audio of music you love, or to perform something like the chaconne (or some other advanced pic) in concert. I feel like either of these would be a more realistic measure of mastery (whatever that means)
Thanks Johnny. I will check that one out.Johnny Geudel wrote:Congratulations, you and Prof.Delcamps have done an excellent job. From YT, I observe you play real and musical classical guitar.
Are you acquainted with " Classical guitar technique" by Richard Provost? Forum member Kevin Collins posted
here some very interesting thoughts on his work.
I won't dispute the logic of performance benefiting musical development. However, everybody is different and performance is not within the scope of every personality. If one is seriously introverted in nature and not at all histrionic, then motivation and comfort with performance is nada, nil, zip! Although, one can still enjoy music, and getting better at it over time.CathyCate wrote:Rick
Book lots of gigs and you'll reach 10,000 hours (in theory) very soon indeed. That should be great news when life's meter is running faster and ticking away at an ever-increasing volume!
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