Learn English – single word for improving little by little


I'm trying to remember a word which means "improve little by little", I'm not sure if it's just dialect where I'm from or if it's a proper word. Hopefully you guys can throw a few words at me.

If you practice guitar everyday you will ________, and eventually be a master.

Best Answer

I need to tweak your example a little, and phrase it as:

If you practice guitar everyday, your skills will grow incrementally, and you will eventually become a master.

The key missing word here is incrementally, using this definition from M-W:

of, relating to, being, or occurring in especially small increments <incremental additions> <incremental change>