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.
I sure wouldnt do it…16 hours a day 7 days a week. Im guessing you dont work or go to school either? and that 10,000 hours thing Ive never gave much account. quality matters…10,000 hrs of bad practice,tired practice could have the reverse effect, or 5000 hrs in your case. Hell you would be giving up your life and turning it into a chore. and that volume of practice you may very well risk injury.
In the end, what would you gain…bragging rights? and a couple days after you wasted a year of your life no one would care. And you say you plan to film it all, Who the hell is going to waste a year of their life watching it??? Not me
its your life
Bach Rules !!!
hey, if you got nothing else to do, why not… maybe you'll be in the Guinness Book of World Records!
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.
This should be awesome!
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…..
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…
Any way that's a great idea and i'll definitelly will observe it with a hughe interest!
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
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.
and before your long practice don't forget to warm up a few minutes with this gadget
I still think its too much and dont believe its possible. Boxers,bodybuilders,runners etc that train at a professional level know the importance of taking time to recover, which allows the the body to get stronger and violin playing is a physical act.
Also do you plan to have a timer running so when you take bathroom breaks,eat etc you can deduct that from your 16 hours. One can hardly claim to be practicing while eating or in route to their violin lesson etc.
Bach Rules !!!
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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