Why the (practice) struggle is real (and good)


A new blog post over on The Bulletproof Musician really breaks down the science behind making sure that your practice is never too easy.

Now, this idea isn’t something new or groundbreaking, but it’s interesting (and useful) to take a more data-driven look at these kinds of statements.

I won’t give away too much (make sure to read the article – it only takes about 5 minutes), but using a game similar to Flappy Bird, the experimenters checked the improvement of those who played the game with progressive vs. static difficulty.

The actual results are pretty interesting – especially the chart showing the progress and plateau-ing of the two groups

Check out the article for yourself at BulletproofMusician.com


About Colin Dorman

Colin is a freelance horn player and teacher, as well as a fan of tech of all sorts, aviation, and increasingly complex flight simulators. He also enjoys beer, bourbon and fitness - but not at the same time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, as well as right here at ColinDorman.com!