Practice Your Guitar For 10000 Hours? I Don't Think So...

Tommaso Zillio

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Every now and then I have some people telling me that:

“to become a master of anything - and the guitar is not an exception - you need to practice for 10.000 hours”

This is usually followed by some math on how many years this translates to if we practice one hour a day and we take Sundays off.

(Roughly 32 years, if you were wondering about that)

There is only one problem with all that…

This idea that we have to practice 10.000 hours to master something is a hot steaming pile of bulls … ehm complete garbage not as well-established as previously thought.

That would not be a problem per se…

….except that if you think you have to practice 10.000 hours (or any other fixed amount of time) to become a master at playing guitar, then you are most definitely going to practice in the wrong way…

… and never become as good as you want.

So what do you need to think about instead?

All the details in this video:

To organize your practice in an efficient way, I propose this simple system (see video below).

No need for complex schedules, and it adapts nicely to any kind of lifestyle, whether you have a lot of time to practice or you can dedicate only a few minutes to your guitar:

Now what is left is… WHAT to practice? Well it depends what you want to do with your guitar!


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