anyone here have a method or suggestions to make up a schedule for something like this?
Doesn’t have to be super fancy. For example: Instead of playing the solo 10x in a row and thinking that you’ve got it, it’s helpful to then zoom out and practice it in the context of the whole song. From there it might make sense to zoom out further and come at it fresh—eg, after 20 minutes of unrelated stuff, can you still nail the trickiest bits of the song?
Unfortunately, there’s no good way to quantify or formalize this, particularly ahead of time. At least in my experience, it’s been more about monitoring my internal states, paying attention to when I’m hiding (repeating things I already have down simply because I enjoy playing them) and when I’m truly practicing (striving for things at the edge of my abilities).
I have reservations about the methodology of this recent study, but it suggests that the sweet spot for optimal learning is when you’re failing 15% of the time: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191105113457.htm