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Reality Violin: I want to do the impossible
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I want to break the typical learn violin in 10,000 hour mark by 5000 hours.

I want to do it within a year by practicing 16 hours a day, 7 days a week

(16hrs* 7 days * 4 weeks * 12 months = 5376 hours)

I want to record every minute of my practicing on video from greenhorn to hopeful virtuoso as a Susan Boyle of the violin publicity grab.

I'm doing it as an middle aged adult.

To summarize: I'm breaking all the rules, it cannot possibly be done, right?

 

The problem: Even if I did it somehow,  people would say I faked it all...that I could play right well before I started and faked all the bad playing from the start.

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Maybe you should refrain from posting and start practicing, you're wasting precious time.

And you have a lot of that to make up.

violin-studentrofl

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Composer said  
The problem: Even if I did it somehow,  people would say I faked it all...that I could play right well before I started and faked all the bad playing from the start.

Why would anyone care enough to say that? 

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

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hey, if you got nothing else to do, why not... maybe you'll be in the Guinness Book of World Records! 1st-place

What world record I have no clue... but hey, go for it... 

It'll be great to have something to compare everyone else practicing schedule with in terms of quality and maybe like was posted early on, physical injury. dazed

This should be awesome! b-slap

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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It's actually a great idea. I am willing to make a special post of your progress right here on Fiddlerman.com

We will feature you with pictures and videos and even send some news teams over from time to time. How many breaks do you expect to take and how long.

You will suffer for sure. But it will be worth it for all the fame and all.....

ROFL

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I expect you'll be the best single under-fed, under-sexed, over-practiced, under-weight, news-starved, violin playin' recluse around.roflol

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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I've read that Paganini was practicing for 12 hours a day...

So why not?

Your neck and back will definitelly need some help - so i'd recommend to make an appointment with massage therapist before You start this experiment or else there could be some consequences...dunno

Any way that's a great idea and i'll definitelly will observe it with a hughe interest!

jimi-hendrixdevil-violin

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Im just stoked to hear that I will be good in 10000 hrs.

Just Ten years to go!  

 Yahoooooo!!!   cheers

No matter where you go, there you are!

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Just imagine, what all of us could do with an extra 8 hours a day, of which we spent sleeping...when I was younger, and am still young, I guess, I thought sleeping was a waste of time, in my college days, I'd spent the days studying, working, nights = partying and having fun. Now, I definitely need my 8 hours of sleep, but still, if you think about all those hours we spend sleeping, all the things we could get accomplished...if someone could just come up with some sort of "magic" juice to keeps us awake all 24 hours a day, wouldn't that be fantastic! LOL

"No one can do everything, but everyone can do something."

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I still maintain that sleep is a waste of time.

Between sleeping 8 hours and blinking our eyes, we probably spend half of our lives in total darkness and we don't see what's going by.

 

And with that,,, I think i'll take a cat nap.   sleep

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roflol

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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napping is an art it took me 50 years to really appriciate.sleep

I believe I have finally masterd it!thumbs-up

No matter where you go, there you are!

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really, i think this is great.  I work 12 hours a day and coach baseball and soccer.  i am currently trying to o learn how to play the violin.  i have taken the added challenge of building a fiddle.  i will post that asap.  i am so busy, i can't be troubled by capitilization.  well, i hope you succeed.  i would be interested in seeing the different learning techniques.  if you go slow to learn the notes then speed up or if you just go for it. 

 

best of luck.  i look foreward to your posts.

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and before your long practice don't forget to warm up a few minutes with this gadget

http://fiddlershop.com/Accesso.....ng-Station

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I heard that one guy put one in his pants pocket and couldn't make any turns when he walked, just walked in a straight line...roflol

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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cdennyb said
I heard that one guy put one in his pants pocket and couldn't make any turns when he walked, just walked in a straight line...roflol

WaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!roflroflroflroflrofl

NICE!

I want it!

roflol

It costs like a bow!

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i am a high school soccer coach as well as a speed and agility trainer.  yes rest is necessary for the muscles but it is different for your brain and ear.  memorizing the neck doesn't necessarily take a lot of muscular exhaustion.  learning the technique does.  If you practice smart, you could do this.  just dont think you can pound out song after song or you could get an injury.  carpal tunnel, tennis elbow in your left arm from the twist of your forearm, shoulder issues in your right. 

Listening and watching violin performances still teaches you.

 

this could be done.  just be careful

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True smile

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but the one who needs the least."

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So, Composer...In the spirit of this web site (education for beginners)... perhaps you might take it from a master violin player.

Listen to his views about half way thru this video on the amount of practicing a person should consider the max. I know you think more is better but maybe coming from a person such as Itzhak Perlman will mean more to you... and then again, maybe not.

 

feature=colike 

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That's insane! I can't imagine myself practicing for that long hours, if i compute the minutes I play violin for a day, maybe it's less than an hour lol. btw , goodluck

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