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post Jul 7 2009, 02:12 PM
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Im spending a little time on each technique that im trying to learn everyday rather than just trying to master one technique at a time. In other words im devoting 10 to 15 minutes per day to each lesson and im working on quite a few lessons. Its adding up to a hell of a workout (4-5 hours). Is it better to devote that time to one or two areas or keep it spread out like im doing? This makes sense to me because i should gradually improve in all the areas that im interested in.


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post Jul 7 2009, 02:19 PM
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Both ways are fine if you're really practicing imo.
You can try to work on 2-3 technique per day if you want
and then next day you work on next few techniques, why not.
It's quite impossible to stick with the plan 100% tho,
if you're up for legato per example then spend whole day on legato if you want,
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post Jul 7 2009, 02:22 PM
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Well, it all depends on how "spread out" your lessons are.. If you have, for example, 3-4 sweeping lessons in your routine, and do them all one after another, you'd get a lot out of that workout since you would be going through several instructors methods.
That's a better workout then doing 10 minutes of alternate picking, 10 minutes with tapping and then 10 minutes of alternate picking again..

That's how I'm trying to dicipline myself to work out, anyway ^^

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post Jul 7 2009, 04:07 PM
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As Muris nicely said, practice routines and time scheduling in general can vary from day to day so it's hard sometimes to stick with it 100%, but any practice is good practice as long as you stick with it. As long as you work hard and work on what you want you will advance, and any system is better. In general I think you asnwered your question yourself, what you practice you will play better.

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post Jul 7 2009, 04:15 PM
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You should have days when you don't practice certain techniques at all, just play something else. I do that from time to time and always play better afterwards.
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post Jul 7 2009, 06:53 PM
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Any practice is good. For most efficient way of practicing - its good to select few techniques you want to focus on for a session.Its not good to start with a technique and do it 15 minutes (you get just warmed up to it) and then quit and go for a completely different one. Try to spend at least 30 minutes on a certain technique before doing something completely different.Also remember to include no practice days in your practice plan. You need to rest , its equally important.

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