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Jesse
post Aug 19 2008, 04:22 PM
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Maybe odd but.. I really have trouble practising... by that is... sticking to excersises:O It's hard for me to really do it allot .. I can play songs and 12 bar blues for long times but... its hard to practise like 2 hours in a row... have you ever had this problem? Any tips?


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post Aug 19 2008, 04:32 PM
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What type of music are you into? I can try to help you with a practice routine.
I have always been able to play for hours unless I developed a cramp or pain

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post Aug 19 2008, 04:37 PM
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hehe, I can really recognize myself in this problem, and the solution?

www.southparkstudios.com.

I just sit there, with my eletric guitar, practicing the stuff i want to get better at (i only practice songs when im watching south park)

For me this works really well, as I feel this is more fun, and in the long run i am more focused in my playing - as I never get boored.

But this is just me smile.gif
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post Aug 19 2008, 04:39 PM
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The tip i can give is try to find something to play that is fun to play. Maybe a song or a lick or something you feel like this i want to play. You shouldent force yourself to play just try to have fun and when you do practise try to vary it and play both excercises and songs.

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hehe, I can really recognize myself in this problem, and the solution?

www.southparkstudios.com.

I just sit there, with my eletric guitar, practicing the stuff i want to get better at (i only practice songs when im watching south park)

For me this works really well, as I feel this is more fun, and in the long run i am more focused in my playing - as I never get boored.

But this is just me smile.gif


Like me then

I always watch a south park episode while i do my warmup excercises


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post Aug 19 2008, 04:45 PM
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Well you can start any practice session playing warmup and than a familiar songs , next thing you should do is to write down what techniques you want to develop and your progress over them (in bpm)..Practice exercises for those particular techniques.Make regular pauses from playing and you can just rest or play songs in that time..Practicing exercises is the most efficient way of getting techniques down smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2008, 05:25 PM
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QUOTE (Henry Dietzel @ Aug 19 2008, 05:32 PM) *
What type of music are you into? I can try to help you with a practice routine.
I have always been able to play for hours unless I developed a cramp or pain

Hey. Mostly rock and blues. But im really trying to develop speed/alternate picking biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 19 2008, 05:45 PM) *
Well you can start any practice session playing warmup and than a familiar songs , next thing you should do is to write down what techniques you want to develop and your progress over them (in bpm)..Practice exercises for those particular techniques.Make regular pauses from playing and you can just rest or play songs in that time..Practicing exercises is the most efficient way of getting techniques down smile.gif
Yeah, ok.. I hate the metronome:P I try to use it... but its hard to find the right time, for ex: I play muris alternate work out.. the first 2 ehm, "Bars" @ a very slow 80 BPM with 16th notes.. so its 3 in a click .. click one two click one two . after a week ill go to 90


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i think the best way to not get bored is to play over songs. Like, if you want to practice sweeping try playing over Smoke & Mirrors of Symphony X. If you want to practice some alternate, try to play over a Paul Gilbert song.
I used to make routines made of songs that I like and techniques that I wanted to learn.
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me i just llisten to a sick song to get me inspired...but it doesnt always work


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Try to know what you are going to practice for some time and have a goal. This will help you stay more focused on the exercise and tend toward it's completion.


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post Aug 19 2008, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Aug 19 2008, 06:25 PM) *
Hey. Mostly rock and blues. But im really trying to develop speed/alternate picking biggrin.gif

Yeah, ok.. I hate the metronome:P I try to use it... but its hard to find the right time, for ex: I play muris alternate work out.. the first 2 ehm, "Bars" @ a very slow 80 BPM with 16th notes.. so its 3 in a click .. click one two click one two . after a week ill go to 90


Well you need to use the metronome there is no other way (there is - backing tracks and drum tracks)
Just set some goals (in speed for example) and try to achieve them (make them realistic)...You will see progress very soon and that will make it fun smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2008, 07:13 PM
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Two hours really is a lot of time, so get the most out of it! wink.gif

The key, for me anyway, is to be really strict about times.

Divide and subdivide time and "tasks", until you have something like this:

Warmup - 20 minutes.
Technique - 40 minutes.
Repertoire (Songs) - 40 minutes.
Improvising - 20 minutes.

Warmup could - and should - be further subdivided into specific tasks.
As should Technique and Repertoire.

4 minutes is a good amount of time, not too much.

And I think you'll see that time really flies this way, if you stick to it for a while. laugh.gif


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