I would like to hear your thoughts on the time it takes to learn music. In college where there is huge pressure to learn a lot of repertoire in a short period of time, it is benfical to be a "quick learner" - someone who can learn a concerto (and learn it quite well) in a month's time, for example. I consider myself to be slower when it comes to learning pieces - often I don't feel comfortable with something if I haven't lived with it for a least a few months. Do you think there are particular benifits or drawbacks with either method? Do you think we are naturally quick or slow learners? Can one be taught to learn a piece quickly when it is natural to learn slowly? If so, how? I'm interested to hear your thoughts.
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