Comment: Update: Ten Principles of Rapid Skill Acquisition

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Update: Ten Principles of Rapid Skill Acquisition

Update: Ten Principles of Rapid Skill Acquisition, from the book The First 20 Hours

1. Choose a lovable project (one that you love!)
2. Focus your energy on one skill at a time.
3. Define your target performance level.
4. Deconstruct the skill into subskills.
5. Obtain critical tools
6. Eliminate barriers to practice
7. Make dedicated time for practice
8. Create fast feedback loops.
9. Practice by the clock in short bursts
10. Emphasize quantity and speed.

Watch the video on the Piano thread for more, or take a look at the book.

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