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post Mar 2 2008, 12:40 AM
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Hey, just wondering how much do u practice a day?
i practice a little more than an hour.


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Jad Diab
post Mar 2 2008, 01:00 AM
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Actually it depends, sometimes i can play like 6 hours non-stoping or even more, and some times just an hour. I try to "force myself" to play 1 hour per day, but i don't really like the terme forcing myself, playing guitare should be a pleasure, non an obligation. But sometimes, i can spend 2 days without touching my guitar and i hate it (it always occur when i'm sleeping at my girlfriend's and sometimes when she comes to sleep at my home)



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post Mar 2 2008, 01:02 AM
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i mostly play when i have the guitar in my hands, minimum a hour.. but like zizi says it depends.. but mostly its 3 hours a day smile.gif or more


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post Mar 2 2008, 01:03 AM
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yea it varies depending on whats going on at home & work etc

I play almost everynight for at least 1-2 hours, sometimes 4-5 hours just depends, never seem to have enough hours in the day smile.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 01:26 AM
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it depends but atttt least 2 hour a day att most 9 hours some times i wont play but guitar is my life style

i dont know if its you guys life style or just a hobby interest that you have but this last 10 months i started to play guitar non stop from 2 hours a day to 8 9 10 hours im addicted xD of the sound


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post Mar 2 2008, 01:43 AM
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It really depends - too many life factors to watch out for so practicing just always seems to suffer sad.gif
Let's say from 2 to 6 - 3-4 hours is an average.


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post Mar 2 2008, 02:04 AM
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On a good day I practice about 5 hours. I can go on for hours shredding away I stop when I get tired or when my neighbor complains wink.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 02:51 AM
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Haha, many many many past threads on this topic smile.gif It would be great to finally get a sticky biggrin.gif

Me I practice 3-4 hours a day, that is provided life does not get in the way wink.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 04:33 AM
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It varies.. when i'm not in the mood to play (it happens), then i dont bother forcing in any practice hours.
But on a normal basis i manage to squeeze in 2-5 hours a day.


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post Mar 2 2008, 04:51 AM
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By practice do you mean playing or actually practicing something? I mean like going over scales or trying to figure out the metronome, i would consider that practice, but learning a song or writing some of my own music would be more playing.. I usually play 3-6 hours a day, but for actual practice its more like 30 minutes to one hour... But lately ive been only writing my own music, ive filled up about 10 pages in a notebook of my own riffs and songs in the last 2 days.. Pinch harmonics out the ass.. cool.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 11:23 AM
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"I practice 25 hours per day"
"Wow,where did you get an hour extra?"
"Well...I wake up one hour earlier" laugh.gif

Depends,1-4 hpd,sometimes more,sometimes less.


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post Mar 2 2008, 11:44 AM
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1 hour a day I would say, and I feel like I'm doing some great progress! Not far away from nailing your extreme neoclassical now Muris smile.gif not at full speed of course...but anyway

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post Mar 2 2008, 11:58 AM
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I feel its important to point out to benifit any new guitarist not to be too concered with practicing long hours. smile.gif

When I first started I was worried I wasnt practicing 8 hours a day or something silly like that tongue.gif Quality practice is far more important than hours and hours of "messing about" or sloppy playing. smile.gif make sure your getting down what you need, and keep it clean and focused biggrin.gif



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That's a good point Matt. Yesterday i practiced around 3 hours but after those 3 hours i was totally tired and i felt a huge improve in my AP - because those 3 hours i was practicing crazy stuff bing totally concentrated on what i was doing. So you're right! "Long" and "quality" doesn't mean the same smile.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 12:15 PM
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In the last 2 weeks my practice has been broken up to maybe an hour per day average. Othervwise it's 2 hours average. Just practice, my time with the guitar is much longer than that tho.


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post Mar 2 2008, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Mar 2 2008, 11:02 AM) *
That's a good point Matt. Yesterday i practiced around 3 hours but after those 3 hours i was totally tired and i felt a huge improve in my AP - because those 3 hours i was practicing crazy stuff bing totally concentrated on what i was doing. So you're right! "Long" and "quality" doesn't mean the same smile.gif


I love those "Power sessions" biggrin.gif wink.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 02:38 PM
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from 4 to 8 hours, with an average of 6 hours per day, I know my frets gets worn pretty fast laugh.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 02:50 PM
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Heres a good video of practicing time from Marty Friedman's point of view(Vid I think makes real sense):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRHInnT_J4Q

Well I have had times I've practiced for even 20 hours a day, but those were crazy and I didn't have any life at that moment. Now I practice aroun 4-6 h per day which means 2-3h electrical and 2-3h Classical.


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I spend 2 hours a day with the guitar on my hands more or less. Some days it can be 3-4, others just 1.


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recently : 0 hours, as my guitar is still being fixed and its driving me mad!

Butusually i spend about 4 hours with a guitar in my hand, 1 hour of that will be concentrated practise
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