Steve, lots of great advice about learning. Most notably, it refutes the idea that mass repetitions produce results. The book explains that while mass reps are good for temporary/short-term memory, that spaced out and varied practice actually leads to more permanent results. Interleaving (toggling back and forth among several technical problems) is ultimately a more productive method of learning.
Retrieval of concepts is one of the most important aspects of learning. Retrieval requires some time in between reps in order to forget a little of what you were doing. The "forgetting a little" is important. So you need to develop habits and a process which allows this to occur.
It's full of great advice. I would say it's critical to understand how learning takes place. Many of the intuitive things we do are just the opposite of what we should be doing.
IMHO, this book should be required reading for all musicians.
Steve Ganz wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Has this helped you learn pieces better? Practice better? Perform better?
What is the good stuff?
(I have not read the book, but I did study learning and memory a few years ago.)