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post Jan 23 2008, 03:06 AM
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Guys, I have to say that I spend more time here than I do on the lessons. Don't get me wrong, I practice every night with limited time. I've got a decent routine as a big'ner but feel I'm here way to much. This time could be spent on more scales or something. As I set here and type this, I could be jamming but just love to see whats going on!

How is your time spent here? If I'm at work, then cool, I'll post away. But practicing for an hour when it could be an hour and a half. Well, I guess I feel a little guilty.



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Muris Varajic
post Jan 23 2008, 03:10 AM
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I'm practicing even when browsing forum and posting.
It's quite nice,you have small breaks when typing,just lovely. biggrin.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 03:12 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Jan 22 2008, 06:10 PM) *
I'm practicing even when browsing forum and posting.
It's quite nice,you have small breaks when typing,just lovely. biggrin.gif


That pretty similar to my routine, infact I'm doing it right now. smile.gif


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Muris Varajic
post Jan 23 2008, 03:15 AM
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QUOTE (swingline @ Jan 23 2008, 03:12 AM) *
That pretty similar to my routine, infact I'm doing it right now. smile.gif


Yep wink.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 03:16 AM
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GMC forum is addictive sad.gif
I have tried to make it a habit to turn off the computer screen and just turn myself a different way(unless of course I am learning from the internet, GMC for instance) when I'm playing biggrin.gif

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post Jan 23 2008, 03:17 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Jan 22 2008, 08:10 PM) *
I'm practicing even when browsing forum and posting.
It's quite nice,you have small breaks when typing,just lovely. biggrin.gif



same here!! smile.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 03:18 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Jan 22 2008, 09:10 PM) *
I'm practicing even when browsing forum and posting.
It's quite nice,you have small breaks when typing,just lovely. biggrin.gif


ya, same here.


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Muris Varajic
post Jan 23 2008, 03:18 AM
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Wow,all hard workers,awesome biggrin.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 03:20 AM
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Now I really feel bad! tongue.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 03:41 AM
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I am in the fourms.. always.. BUT my guitar is in my lap.. a lession is open or my book of things is open..and my fingers are pluckin away.. then i tyupe.. the pluck.. type.. pluck smile.gif great combination


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post Jan 23 2008, 03:52 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Jan 22 2008, 09:10 PM) *
I'm practicing even when browsing forum and posting.
It's quite nice,you have small breaks when typing,just lovely. biggrin.gif


Just watched your timing lesson, as said there, thank you. I'm practicing and typing tongue.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 04:10 AM
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I usually keep them as two seperate things. I browse the boards mostly when i'm at work (mostly becase when i'm at work i wish i was practicing instead!), when i'm at home i usually just practice without the distraction of the internet. I've got my beginners practice schedule locked down, although to be honest it feels more like purgatory sometimes - there's so much stuff i want to do that i'm not ready for yet *patience*.

As long as being on the forums doesn't actively prevent you for practicing i wouldn't say it's dangerous to spend a fair bit of time on here.
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I practice, type, practice, type, exactly like Smikey .. repeat all night and its a fair bit of practicing smile.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 06:47 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jan 23 2008, 03:52 AM) *
Just watched your timing lesson, as said there, thank you. I'm practicing and typing tongue.gif


Glad it motivates you,just keep it up! smile.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 06:55 AM
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I do alot of both. Since I have a job and kids, my most harcore practicing comes between 10pm an 2am. I can say that the forum part keeps me motivated much more than if the site was exclusively the lessons. Hearing everyone's stories and reading up on gear, artists, haircuts and sore body parts just keeps me interested. It's the combo that makes this place what it is.


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post Jan 23 2008, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Jan 23 2008, 02:10 AM) *
I'm practicing even when browsing forum and posting.
It's quite nice,you have small breaks when typing,just lovely. biggrin.gif


yup this is me too, my wife thinks I have to surgically remove my guitar when I stop of a night laugh.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 10:50 AM
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the best way that i have found when learning certain lessons (such as sweep picking) is to do the lesson properly but when doing the excersises when browsing the forum, only stop with your right hand so your still practicing with one hand and typing with the other, it actually makes it so you HAVE to be relaxed when doing both or neither work.


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post Jan 23 2008, 11:09 AM
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A lot of time is at dreaded work so I can't play guitar even if I wanted to. I got band practice tonight though for 4 hours so all is good and tomorrow is my birthday and I have 2 days off work smile.gif So lots of guitaring and trying out my new toneport ux2 biggrin.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 11:14 AM
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I should be practicing right now. I did and hour but oh man i cant stop yawning laugh.gif laugh.gif Its sometimes hard to be alert and ready to practice all the time tongue.gif


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post Jan 23 2008, 11:51 AM
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