Tip Of The Day #2, Ivan Milenkovic
Andrew Cockburn
Apr 18 2008, 02:23 PM
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Stay focused when practicing ...


Sounds like a simple concept, but I know that I am guilty of goofing off when I should be practicing. GMC in particular is always a huge distraction ...

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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Apr 18 2008, 07:23 PM) *
Stay focused when practicing ...


Sounds like a simple concept, but I know that I am guilty of goofing off when I should be practicing. GMC in particular is always a huge distraction ...


great advice Andrew

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Ivan Milenkovic
Apr 18 2008, 02:50 PM
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It is hard to stay focused when things are distracting, specially the computer and TV. Practicing in a complete silence is a way to go imho. That's why I mainly practice at night (that and I don't have the time during the day laugh.gif )

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Vinod Saranga
Apr 18 2008, 03:39 PM
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But practising in night time is not practical to me as my family members need sweet dreams. laugh.gif laugh.gif

I look for silent day time instead,without my computer and TV

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Thats a really good tip.

My recording sessions is the best practice for me, because i feel like i'm the most focused on what i'm doing then.

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I agree with Trond, when I record I ONLY focus on this, and the good thing is that later you can listen to the result and see if you improved smile.gif

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Staying focused even when doing the boring exercises will help you improve your muting technique ("cleanliness") and tone - by actively thinking on finger placement and synchronisation. Absolutely mandatory to reach the top, in other words!

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Ivan Milenkovic
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Couldn't agree more, when in total silence and focusing on muting the strings - it can do wonders for the tone! smile.gif

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Danilo Capezzuto
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The better way to practice focused is to practice in little pieces make little pause between exercises (imho)

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great tip,sounds simple,but some times it is very hard to stay in focus,especially when practicing.

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Bogdan Radovic
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This is very important...One should practice and concentrate..Goofing and just playing stuff , rather being focused on something that you need to practice is bad...And we all tend to "wander off" sometimes... wink.gif

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I know the feel,usually I sit in front of PC,watching the screen and doing some chops.
Most of the time I play rubbish to be honest. laugh.gif

Focus while practicing,absolutely!! smile.gif

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