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Matt_Herd
post Nov 6 2006, 07:10 PM
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I think its about time i used some kind of practice program, but i dont no were to start?, anyone want to point me in the right direction. (I dont mean a computer program, something like 30 mins chords, 30 mins scales)

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post Nov 7 2006, 08:41 AM
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This is a pretty frequent question and I will do some detailed lesson on it in the future.

For now, a suggestion could be the following schedule: 30% technique & scales - 30 % jamming & improvisation - 30 % learning new songs & licks & solos etc.

In the remaining 10 % you could eat, sleep, and drink (water).

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post Nov 7 2006, 01:05 PM
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I eagerly await your lesson, in the mean time take a look at this link:

http://www.guitarnoise.com/practice.php

Hey Kris, I don't want to be a walking guitarnoise advertisement, or be thought a spammer. It's just where I know the links. If you'd prefer I don't link back just drop me a PM. tongue.gif
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post Nov 7 2006, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE (Nick @ Nov 7 2006, 03:05 PM) *
Hey Kris, I don't want to be a walking guitarnoise advertisement, or be thought a spammer. It's just where I know the links. If you'd prefer I don't link back just drop me a PM. tongue.gif


I definately dont have a problem with that - on the contrary, who could better show us around guitarnoise than you? biggrin.gif


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post Nov 8 2006, 04:50 PM
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What do you think of this?

30 mins technique
30 mins scales
30 mins chords
30 mins songs/solos
30 mins musical theory
30 mins jamming & improvisation + backing tracks.

3 hours in total. Is this to much? or do you think this will be good?
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post Nov 8 2006, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE (Matt_Herd @ Nov 8 2006, 04:50 PM) *
What do you think of this?

3 hours in total. Is this to much? or do you think this will be good?


You can never play to much guitar! i try to play 4-6 hours guitar per day.. the days I´m free from school sometimes i play up to 12 hours a day.. not very often but 3-4 times a month.


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post Nov 9 2006, 07:46 AM
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QUOTE (Matt_Herd @ Nov 8 2006, 06:50 PM) *
What do you think of this?

30 mins technique
30 mins scales
30 mins chords
30 mins songs/solos
30 mins musical theory
30 mins jamming & improvisation + backing tracks.

3 hours in total. Is this to much? or do you think this will be good?


Looks good - three hours is not to much. You choose.

Norven: 12 hours is impressive, just be careful not to hurt yourself. Make pauses, stretch your arms, stop if you feel any pain etc.

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post Nov 9 2006, 08:20 AM
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unsure.gif What would be the different in Scales and Chord practice? I feel that they are very similar. Would chords be more trying to find more double and triple stops?
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post Nov 9 2006, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE (xhernan @ Nov 9 2006, 10:20 AM) *
unsure.gif What would be the different in Scales and Chord practice? I feel that they are very similar. Would chords be more trying to find more double and triple stops?


Well we haven't speaked to much about more advanced chords at gmc - but if one want's to dive into that there are lots of things to practice. Especially for jazz guitar.

A beginner who can't properly play barre chords ( we have got a begginners lesson on that coming up pretty soon) - should definately spend som time on that.

For rock guitar you can come a log with just power chords. Check out the power chord lesson. smile.gif


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post Nov 9 2006, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Nov 9 2006, 07:46 AM) *
Norven: 12 hours is impressive, just be careful not to hurt yourself. Make pauses, stretch your arms, stop if you feel any pain etc.

--kris


I know.. I do stretch and some short pauses. And I don´t play fast all the time. I like to play slower blues with feeling.. so this far I haven´t got any problems with pain.


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post Nov 9 2006, 05:50 PM
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I will do the samething, but will take as much time as i need to on them before moving on.

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post Nov 9 2006, 10:23 PM
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I think that before you embark on the journey you should take some time to figure out the destination.

What kind of guitarist do you want to be?
Is speed more important or do you want to be more melodic?
Do you play for pleasure or profit?
Do you want to just jam or play in a regular band?
Are you going to play lead, rhythm and/or sing?

I'm sure there are a lot more you could ask.

If you don't know your destination how will you know when you've arrived?
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post Nov 11 2006, 11:26 AM
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Monday's lesson will be about "how to practice" - by popular request! biggrin.gif


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