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Ivan Milenkovic
post Apr 11 2009, 07:43 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Apr 11 2009, 12:50 AM) *
It all goes down down to how well you analyze your own progress/needs/difficulties - not the amount of hours.


This is definitely something that I would agree with 110%!


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post Apr 11 2009, 07:59 PM
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wuts makes another guitars better than others, ... soul. I think people missed mentioning this but it is also important that u find ur own style and technique, that may take years. Some already mention that u r not going to be great and playing excessive hours isnt going to help u. Find the things u need or want to learn, and spend an hour too with them.

It is like anarobics (spelling) vs aerobics. Those who are into physical fitness may know this. Jogging for long periods of time does not make u burn incredible amount of fat. It just makes u run longer.(Aerobics) But if you put all ur concentration and effort into 2 minutes, u will build up metabolism and stamina. (Anarobics) Same applies for the guitar. Doodling for hours will only make u able to doodle for hours if no concentration is involved. If you limit urself to one hour but purely focus on ur task, u will see a greater increase in skill and ability.

Im an idiot haha but the analogy works

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post Apr 11 2009, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE (29a @ Apr 11 2009, 05:08 AM) *
2 Hours, 4 hours, 8 Hours, 16 Hours, damn don't you guys have a job / life. I'm happy if I manage 2 hours a day and may be 6 hours on a weekend (when my girlfriend isn't around). How the hell do you guys get so much time to practice?

Jonas


I agree! I wish I could play my guitar everyday for HOURS but with a job and family its not going to happen. I wish I started playing guitar years ago! But I can't that time is gone SO...... I feel I'm trying to do my best to get the best I can be the fastest I can get there. smile.gif Some times I think im doing good but some times I feel Im wasting my time!
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post Apr 11 2009, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE (29a @ Apr 11 2009, 02:08 PM) *
2 Hours, 4 hours, 8 Hours, 16 Hours, damn don't you guys have a job / life. I'm happy if I manage 2 hours a day and may be 6 hours on a weekend (when my girlfriend isn't around). How the hell do you guys get so much time to practice?

Jonas


I usually play 4-8 hours/day, and i got alot of time just because i don't have any really good friends.
The few i have is mainly interrested in playing video/computer games so i don't really leave have to leave the house often and i'm close to the guitar and internet all the time.

So you can't really have a life if you want alot of time with the guitar smile.gif


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post Apr 12 2009, 02:08 AM
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I think you can have a normal life while practicing the guitar, go out and hag out with friends. It just comes down how you wanna live the life you have. Man is a social being, and need other people in order to function properly, so going out, even ocassionaly, will be a great venting system.


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post Apr 12 2009, 03:22 AM
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QUOTE (RyanS. @ Apr 11 2009, 03:23 PM) *
I agree! I wish I could play my guitar everyday for HOURS but with a job and family its not going to happen. I wish I started playing guitar years ago! But I can't that time is gone SO...... I feel I'm trying to do my best to get the best I can be the fastest I can get there. smile.gif Some times I think im doing good but some times I feel Im wasting my time!


I've been there bro. I think it was Hendrix who said something like, 'Sometimes you hate the guitar, but you have to keep playing' or something to that effect. Been through all that. And I know, it can be really rough sometimes, making you want to quit, and times when you see no progress, thats natural, but you've got to stop worrying. When you start worrying about your progress instead of enjoying the level that you're at, you begin to make up little excuses why you aren't as good as you want. Things like 'I don't have enough time to practice to become great'. And these are flat wrong, the only thing that determines how good you can be is how much you want it, you'll find the time to get there. For some it might take years, others months, but if you have the determination that you MUST play the guitar, you will.

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post Apr 12 2009, 03:34 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Apr 11 2009, 08:08 PM) *
[..] Man is a social being, and need other people in order to function properly, so going out, even ocassionaly, will be a great venting system.


Will you go with me? I'm kind of scared. heh!

I get sick of the guitar sometimes. I take the day off and catch up on my Movie viewing, say hello to the wife. That kind of thing. I have the guitar for about 3 hours a day, I mean in my lap, but really only practice for about 2. On the weekends I try to keep from buying stuff I think I need but don't by playing as long as I want.


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post Apr 12 2009, 04:58 AM
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Well do what Robert Johnson did, he could hardly play, and went away from his community and wife for 9 months, came back and was the best guitarist anyone had seen. They say he sold his soul to the devil. Try going to a grave yard at midnight with a dead cat, and wave it around. Don't kill a cat, you have to find one that is dead already, keep your eyes out for road kill. That is supposed to work, I read that in Tom Sawyer. Then maybe the devil will come and you can cut a deal.

edit: Wait, I'm wrong. That was for removing Huck's warts. Well you can look up what you do to make the devil come, I am sure there are sites on internet that will tell you.

edit2: here he is singing about it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MCHI23FTP8...=PL&index=1

As I remember it, the devil took him pretty early, so make sure you get it in writing, that he has to wait awhile. He makes you the best guitarist, and you get to live to very a very old man in good health. You can't trust the devil you know, because, well, he is the devil, so get it in writing.

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post Apr 12 2009, 12:19 PM
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That reminds me of a metalocalypse serie where dethklok try to sell their soul to the blues devil smile.gif



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post Apr 12 2009, 12:31 PM
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Reminds me of this video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FRtkek-Et4...PL&index=47


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post Apr 14 2009, 04:09 PM
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I agree, 1 hour of focused practicing will help much more than just playing around all day long. And selling your soul as Dethklock did will for sure help too tongue.gif


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post Apr 14 2009, 04:41 PM
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Hey lads, I put this practice routine together, since I've never used one. It's really to focus on my weaknesses, such as tapping and legato and to discipline! biggrin.gif:D:D
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