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Author Topic: How many hours of practice until one can enter a piano competition?  (Read 437 times)
erry
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« on: August 15, 2017, 01:31:40 AM »

Hi everyone, just wondering how many hours of practice of piano (or any instrument) is required until one can enter a piano competition and have a substantial chance at doing well?
(like the 10,000 hour rule for mastering something, only in this case how many just to be able to compete)

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beethovenfan01
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 02:07:16 AM »

You mean starting from scratch?

MANY, many, Many, mAny, maNy, manY, manymany, manymanymany, MANYMANYMANYMANYMANY ...

But even here, there's no good answer. Fourteen hours of ineffective practice is not worth more than two hours of effective, hard work. It takes years of experience and preparation ... not to mention all the inevitable setbacks and encouragements and mountains and valleys and bumps in the road that every aspiring musician faces! So, besides my above answer, there is no good number to put on this!
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