The age old question: How long should I practice? I've always been a bit confused as to how long my practices should be. I've had some people say 5 hours is the minimum and i've heard 5 hrs. max
I was watching a video on youtube where Itzahk Perlman answered this question and his response was, practice should be limited to 5 hrs. maximum, made up of 50 min. hours with 10 minute breaks. Anything longer than that can be counter productive and physically painful. My first instinct was to take Perlman's advice cause I feel like not listening to Perlman on playing the violin would be a bit like not taking Einstein's advice on a math equation. I personally tend to practice 5-7 hours everyday It's hard for me to stay at just 5 hours cause I enjoy playing so much, I can't just put my violin away and be done for the day. No matter what i'm doing i'd always rather be playing, whether practicing or performing.
So I was wondering how long other professionals or college students practice and do you believe there is such thing as too much practice?
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