#1
Hi Guys!

Does anybody of you know how the "usual" curve is when practising a song. So what I mean is the curve of a chart when you put the day on the x-axis and the speed on the y- axis.

I know that everybody is different, but could it be possible that if you play just one bar like 200 times a day. Starting off with 40bpm and sixtuplet and increase the speed every day a very little bit, maybe one bpm, or a half.

Would this mean that you could get to 100bpm and play it accurately within 60days?

Thanks for your opinion
#3
First of all, it depends on whether you currently have sufficient technique for the song in question - if you do, then it's just a matter of getting it memorized - in that case, it doesn't take too long. If your technique isn't there yet, it will obviously take a lot longer, and depend on how far off your technique is from where it needs to be.
In the second case, bear in mind your progress won't be steady at all. It's more like little sudden jumps in proficiency followed by longer periods of slow progress, than another jump and so on.
#4
Quote by se012101
First of all, it depends on whether you currently have sufficient technique for the song in question - if you do, then it's just a matter of getting it memorized - in that case, it doesn't take too long. If your technique isn't there yet, it will obviously take a lot longer, and depend on how far off your technique is from where it needs to be.


This will be different for everyone. To the point above, if you are trying to play something that has 16th notes at 130bpm and you've played similar songs at that speed, it will be a lot faster than if you've never played 16th notes faster than 80bpm.
#5
Quote by se012101
First of all, it depends on whether you currently have sufficient technique for the song in question - if you do, then it's just a matter of getting it memorized - in that case, it doesn't take too long. If your technique isn't there yet, it will obviously take a lot longer, and depend on how far off your technique is from where it needs to be.
In the second case, bear in mind your progress won't be steady at all. It's more like little sudden jumps in proficiency followed by longer periods of slow progress, than another jump and so on.

Even if you have the required technique that doesn't mean that you'll be able to play it straight away (as implied when you said you would only need to memorise it). You will need time to learn the notes, so you know where to put your fingers in advance. The more challenging piece is the more time you will need to learn the notes, even if you can play other pieces of comparable standard.
#6
I didn't mean straight away - apologies if my post was unclear. You'd have to be really, really good to do that. Becoming familiar enough with a piece to play it confidently can take some time too, agreed. But this is still a lot different than when you are actually lacking good enough technique for the song - when that's the case, even after becoming very familiar with the music you will hit a plateau where it still isn't fast enough and clean enough. Breaking the plateau can be months, even years, of analyzing where the problems are, working on them in very small sections, supporting exercises, even wholesale technique changes, etc, etc.