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post Feb 12 2007, 08:39 PM
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I've began playing guitar about 3 months ago.I practice every day as much as possible.
My goal is to become a intermediate guitarist in one year from my start date.
Is this a realistic goal,and if so how much practice time do i need per day?
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post Feb 12 2007, 09:17 PM
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That's a pretty vague question but the short answer is yes you can achieve that. I wouldn't have thought you'd have to play too much as long as the time you spent playing was spent mostly practicing and not messing around. If you play consistantly for an hour a day you should be well on your way to becoming a decent player after a year.


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post Feb 12 2007, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Zee Deveel @ Feb 12 2007, 03:17 PM) *
That's a pretty vague question but the short answer is yes you can achieve that. I wouldn't have thought you'd have to play too much as long as the time you spent playing was spent mostly practicing and not messing around. If you play consistantly for an hour a day you should be well on your way to becoming a decent player after a year.



Thanks zee deveel............I practice an hour or more a day on scales and technique.
Then i practice licks and improvisation.
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post Feb 12 2007, 10:18 PM
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QUOTE (lee @ Feb 12 2007, 10:07 PM) *
Thanks zee deveel............I practice an hour or more a day on scales and technique.
Then i practice licks and improvisation.



A good way to track your progress is to turn on the tape recorder (for us old guys) and just record yourself practicing what you do now. Then after a month or so do it again. Compare the recordings and you will see your true progress. I can think of no better way. Or perhaps video it as well.

Visualization is a good way to practice when you don't have your guitar. Just imagine the guitar and playing your practice session in your head when your out and about. Believe it or not, that does help.

The next step is GAS! (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) laugh.gif And there is NO CURE.

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post Feb 12 2007, 11:44 PM
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QUOTE (jeff @ Feb 12 2007, 04:18 PM) *
A good way to track your progress is to turn on the tape recorder (for us old guys) and just record yourself practicing what you do now. Then after a month or so do it again. Compare the recordings and you will see your true progress. I can think of no better way. Or perhaps video it as well.

Visualization is a good way to practice when you don't have your guitar. Just imagine the guitar and playing your practice session in your head when your out and about. Believe it or not, that does help.

The next step is GAS! (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) laugh.gif And there is NO CURE.

Welcome to the insane world of six (or seven) stingers!


Thanks jeff...........I will try the video.I'm already playing that guitar in my sleep....
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post Feb 13 2007, 01:45 PM
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QUOTE (lee @ Feb 12 2007, 10:44 PM) *
Thanks jeff...........I will try the video.I'm already playing that guitar in my sleep....

Good man heh.

Yeah Jeff, I often visualise scales at work. tongue.gif


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post Feb 13 2007, 02:38 PM
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I think you should practice every day like at least 2-3 hours

if you want to advanced fast , try to start learning through music try to listen and then play.

take simple chords then try to find their bass it helped me start.

i think this is the fastest way to study


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post Feb 14 2007, 02:39 AM
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QUOTE (Rockwouldbe @ Feb 13 2007, 08:38 AM) *
I think you should practice every day like at least 2-3 hours

if you want to advanced fast , try to start learning through music try to listen and then play.

take simple chords then try to find their bass it helped me start.

i think this is the fastest way to study



Thanks good tips i practice as much as i can.As a beginner i cut it short some
times because my hands hurt.
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post Feb 14 2007, 10:25 PM
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Wish I had a tape recorder or any kind of recorder. Everything is too expensive unless I don't know about something sad.gif
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post Feb 15 2007, 01:53 AM
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Hey Beebo

A budget alternative - buy a cheap mp3 player with voice record - £6.97 at tescos lol. The quality is naff, but you CAN hear yourself enough to know when you're improving.

Failing that, why not hook the guitar up to your computer if it's electric, there are some known issues with naff soundcards (wrong impedence etc) but from experience (I live and breath PC's my work, my hobbies) even the cheapest onboard crap can take an electric guitar at a low volume through the mic input and record it.

There's a thread somewhere with a list of software, I'm sure there's a WAV recorder in there somewhere

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