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post Sep 25 2008, 03:55 PM
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how long should one practice a day? i get in about four hours a day with school slowing me down from doing more. Is this good enough? Also in those four hours what would most benefit my practice time?
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post Sep 25 2008, 04:03 PM
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4 hours sounds pretty good. I remember sometimes it felt like it was just 30 min and I actually spent 4-5 hours.

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post Sep 25 2008, 04:10 PM
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I've always approached it like I was playing until I was done for that "session". Regardless of whether it was 1 hour, 10 minutes, or 10 hours - whenever my brain expires I guess. Just play until I am tired of playing or have someting else I need to do. 4 hours a day is awesome though. smile.gif I wish I had that kind of time.
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post Sep 25 2008, 04:11 PM
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The more you practice, the better you'll get smile.gif

4 hours a day is very good though. I wish I had that much time for practicing


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post Sep 25 2008, 04:32 PM
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4 hours a day is great man! You don't need more than that surly!! For you to benefit most from that time I would suggest writing down what you gonna practice with time you want to spend on different exercises/lessons/songs...That way you will constantly know what to do next and won't loose much time..Of course don't forget to include pauses for you to rest...


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post Sep 25 2008, 05:01 PM
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I practice 2-3 hours a day,but i make sure i practice strictly and get the most out of my session. In the real world when your working full time its not really feasable to do much more smile.gif


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post Sep 25 2008, 05:30 PM
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4 hours is great if you can spare it every day, so keep rocking and don't worry. The more you practice the better you will get. Also try to do as much as focused practice with metronome as possible, since this is the kind of practice that improves your technique the most.


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post Sep 25 2008, 06:07 PM
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I think that 4 is great,but you can make it with 3 a day also.And pick a day in a week,an make brake.I know I never practiced on monday.smile.gif


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post Sep 25 2008, 06:15 PM
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I wish I can practice for 4 hours a day. Im lucky to get in 1 hour.
I usually practice untill I get that nice burning sensation in my hand. Know what Im talking about? happy.gif



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post Sep 26 2008, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE (Jeff @ Sep 25 2008, 05:10 PM) *
whenever my brain expires I guess.


That was pretty well said Jeff!

4 hours is great tho. smile.gif


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post Sep 26 2008, 11:58 AM
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4 hours is gaping into professional zone - becoming real pro musician I would say.

One thing I would look out is not just to noodle around for 4 hours - even tough this can be sometimes fun and interesting sooner or later you will hit a block where you will feel you are not improving. So my suggestion is make a list of important areas that you need to work on. Is it bending, legato , alternate, tapping, sweeping, songwriting, recording, playing in a band , ear training/transcribing , arranging etc and try to implement these things in your daily practice plan ! Its entirely up to you how and what you will do but I would recommend changing practice plan every month or every two-three months to keep things fresh and new.
This should give you plenty of cool ideas to work with and you will always feel like you are going somewhere , and improvement will be there!

Hope this helped man smile.gif

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post Sep 26 2008, 12:03 PM
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4 hours every day is absolutely great, that is much more than most people will do I guess. Not everybody has the time to practice that much every day, but you will for sure benefit big time form this schedule, so try to keep it.


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post Sep 26 2008, 02:43 PM
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4 hours is great, but make sure it doesn't get you out of motivation! I remember reading something Kris wrote, it as something like "better practice ten minutes a day then four hours a week." And I think that's true!


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post Sep 26 2008, 11:22 PM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Sep 26 2008, 03:43 PM) *
4 hours is great, but make sure it doesn't get you out of motivation! I remember reading something Kris wrote, it as something like "better practice ten minutes a day then four hours a week." And I think that's true!


Doubt 10 mins a day nor 4 hours once a week will make a good musician.
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post Sep 27 2008, 12:17 AM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Sep 27 2008, 12:22 AM) *
Doubt 10 mins a day nor 4 hours once a week will make a good musician.


I think if Kris did say that he meant that it was better to practice EVERY DAY then to practice once a week .
I do agree with you that 10 minutes a day is not enough if you want to take your playing to another level. You might improve, depending on what you are playing practicing and what your goal of that particular practice session is!
But again, consistency is the most important thing when it comes to improving - and that's not only in music but rather in every aspect of life.



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post Sep 27 2008, 01:08 AM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Sep 27 2008, 01:17 AM) *
I think if Kris did say that he meant that it was better to practice EVERY DAY then to practice once a week .
I do agree with you that 10 minutes a day is not enough if you want to take your playing to another level. You might improve, depending on what you are playing practicing and what your goal of that particular practice session is!
But again, consistency is the most important thing when it comes to improving - and that's not only in music but rather in every aspect of life.


I agree, but obviously it has misled tongue.gif
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post Sep 27 2008, 01:11 AM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Sep 27 2008, 02:08 AM) *
I agree, but obviously it has misled tongue.gif


And I agree with you it did sound a bit misleading the way it was mentioned biggrin.gif


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post Sep 27 2008, 01:56 AM
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ya try not to overdo it...ull regret it but 4 hours is fine


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