How Many Repetitions Do You Need To Do?

In October of 2015 a new study showed that if you repeat a task (correctly) twice a many times as it took you to repeat it (correctly) in order to learn the task, you will shorten your learning time. This seems pretty obvious (i.e., you learn something faster if you study it more). However, when we add in our other learning tools (e.g., interleaved practice, spaced, practice, generation, etc.), we can really start developing a solid formula for finding out how many times it takes to really improve a task. If it took you want to learn a short musical phrase on guitar, for example, here's how you can go about it: 1) Start by picking a very short music phrase (e.g., 1-4 measures). 2) If you h

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