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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned from Playing the Violin | The Creativity Post

The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned from Playing the Violin | The Creativity Post


"When it comes to understanding expertise and expert performance, psychologist Dr. Ericsson is perhaps the world’s leading authority. His research is the basis for the “10,000-hour rule” which suggests that it requires at least ten years and/or 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve an expert level of performance in any given domain – and in the case of musicians, more like 15-25 years in order to attain an elite international level.

Those are some pretty big numbers. So large, that at first I missed the most important factor in the equation.
 
Deliberate practice.

Meaning, that there is a specific type of practice that facilitates the attainment of an elite level of performance. And then there's the other kind of practice that most of us are more familiar with."

-Noa Kageyama, Ph.D.

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