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Topic: How long should I practise?  (Read 1811 times)

Offline hotlilgal

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How long should I practise?
on: May 10, 2003, 12:23:53 PM
I really wanna be a concert pianist, there is nothing I'd rather do as a career, and everyone says I'm good, but I wanna know just how long I need to practise in order to get to concert pianist level in about five years time? I do 4 hours a day now, on top of school. Is that enough?
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Offline chopinetta

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Re: How long should I practise?
Reply #1 on: May 11, 2003, 05:54:02 AM
each person needs a specific time to practice!

be sure it fits your schedule and you get what you need on the piece!

liszt needed more than 8 and goes up to 14 hours! it's what he needed. chopin's practice hours prohibits more than three. it depends on the person actually. i do less than 2 but more than one that's why i'm so pathetic. i'm striving hard to improve that!

ok, there's a topic here about this. just look for it.
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Offline amee

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Re: How long should I practise?
Reply #2 on: May 11, 2003, 06:03:34 AM
How much practice time you need depends on the individual.  It also depends on your concentration span, and how long you can keep going at a stretch.  It is better not to force yourself to practice, and do not practice when you are frustrated.  The effect will probably be contrary to the one you want.
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