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post Mar 12 2009, 08:45 PM
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I have about 4-5 hours to play guitar after school, and need help with what to practise.
I have already put away 2 hours for technice, if that's enough?

So what should i practise the other 2-3 hours?

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post Mar 12 2009, 09:03 PM
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Well it is excellent you wish to dedicate so much time to your instrument biggrin.gif One thing I would note is that quality of practice is more important than quantity. So for example I usually practice 3 hours a day in a very focused and constructive manner.

I usually spend around 2 hours practicing technique, usually sequencing as i am not only gaining valuable fretboard knowledge but also vital technique, licks, patterns and runs I can use in real life improvisation.

The final hour I will spend on either practicing a peice of music or chord work and improvisation. It is important you get a blend of technique and theory so my advice is to do just that smile.gif

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post Mar 12 2009, 09:19 PM
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In addition to that I would try to do at least half of your practicing standing up.

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post Mar 12 2009, 09:50 PM
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What is your current playing level? Do you know your theory? What kind of music styles you like? This would help us to give you some suggestions mate

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post Mar 13 2009, 12:13 AM
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You can practice

-ear training
-theory in general
-different styles: comping and soloing

Those are just a few ideas

But always remember that when you practice is better to divide your practicing time like 2 hours and a half and then after one hour do the other 2 h and a 1/2.
Also is good to practice 50 min and then rest about 10 min.
I've made a practicing lesson that will be online soon hopefull where I explain those things.
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post Mar 13 2009, 02:52 PM
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If you really want to improve your technique, playing 2-3-4 hours is ok. After some times you might get bored, so I recommend playing some tunes which require technique improvement. There are lots of melodic lessons here at GMC, which you can use instead scale patterns and stuff.

So, let say:

1 hour of scalar/arpeggio patterns(common technical stuff)
2 hours of lessons on technique.(You can work on some classical pieces instead, like this

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