A look at the science of expertise, using memes


A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the concept of “deliberate practice.” I found this book a very interesting one to read as a horn teacher and as a student of the horn, and to better commit some of the concepts to memory converted a series of direct quotations from the book into hornist hamster memes. Enjoy!

peak-1[Why hornist hamster memes? I stumbled across it at some point and eventually put some Verne Reynolds quotes into them, seen in this prior article. Something about seeing his words with the little hamster hornist resonated with me. Again, mainly I used the memes to better commit concepts to memory, read the book for a deeper understanding.]