10,000 hours

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  1. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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  2. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    There's a heap of difference between being competent and mastery, which is what the book is about. Bill Dobbins used to say it takes about fifteen years to play jazz really well, to do it without an accent, like learning to speak French without an accent. You can get competent in another language in a couple years or even less but to speak it without an accent, that's way different.
     
  3. Alex_C

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    I read the book Searching For Bobby Fischer several times over when I was in my own little period of attaining competancy at a sport. It's a good book, and mentions the Polgars, Fischer, the kid in the story of course, and so on. it's a good book to read just on the kind of practice and dedication it takes to get good at chess (and by extension, a lot of tihngs)
     
  4. veery715

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    A recent book, Talent Is Overrated, by Geoff Colvin, picks up that concept and elaborates. 10,000 hours of what he describes as "dedicated practice" is what it takes. Get the book - it is excellent. It is not too late to start applying what you can learn from it.
     
  5. Alex_C

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    I need to see if the library has this.
     
  6. Bob Grier

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    10,000 hours!! Where do these people come up with these numbers? How does this relate to learning. Does it really mean anything or is it just someone with a huge ego.I'm so glad I know better than to listen to that kind of nonsense. you take it one day at a time and hopefully enjoy the ride.
     
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  7. skankin'dan

    skankin'dan Pianissimo User

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    Sometimes I feel 10000 isn't enough :shock:
     
  8. Sofus

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    Precisely!
     
  9. Alex_C

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    I think it comes out to 10 years at 4 hours a day or something, which could theoretically be 5 years at 8 hours a day but you'd end up with too much "junk practice" that way trying to just stack on hours.

    If you started at 10, then by the time you're 20, you could easily have the time in.
     
  10. veery715

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    2.74 hours a day for 10 years.
    4 hours a day for 6.85 years (6 years, 311 days).
     

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