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mattacuk
post Apr 10 2007, 09:33 PM
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Hey Dudes,
Ive been looking around and I see some people practice for many hours a day. In a realistic situation id love to do this but I have a job and I work very very hard during the day. I try to always practice a solid 1 hour a day week days, and lots more weekends when im not so tired from work. Is this ok to practice around an hour a day during the week?? My mind says go, but my body says no to more than this !! laugh.gif

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post Apr 10 2007, 09:36 PM
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Ofcourse i would advise you to go for more hours but if you are working and you are tired and all the stuff that goes with it - it's ok if you can at least practice EVERY DAY. No matter how many hours!


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post Apr 10 2007, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Apr 10 2007, 04:33 PM) *
Hey Dudes,
Ive been looking around and I see some people practice for many hours a day. In a realistic situation id love to do this but I have a job and I work very very hard during the day. I try to always practice 1 hour a day week days, and lots more weekends when im not so tired from work. Is this ok to practice around an hour a day during the week?? My mind says go, but my body says no to more than this !! laugh.gif


I'm in the exact same situation - I manage an hour most nights and try to do more on the weekend. Do as much as you are comfortable with, and can fit in without trashing the rest of your life is my advice - there is no right or wrong.


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post Apr 10 2007, 10:09 PM
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Hey Bro's,
Yeah totally, its a tricky situation. If you hammered after a days work its hard to stay focused. I LOVE to practice, ill sit there for hours with my metronome practicing if im not tired. Its a shame I have to work haha!! laugh.gif Im more than happy to play EVERYDAY, and I aim for hour 1/2.


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post Apr 10 2007, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Apr 10 2007, 05:09 PM) *
Hey Bro's,
Yeah totally, its a tricky situation. If you hammered after a days work its hard to stay focused. I LOVE to practice, ill sit there for hours with my metronome practicing if im not tired. Its a shame I have to work haha!! laugh.gif Im more than happy to play EVERYDAY, and I aim for hour 1/2.


Now if I could figure out a way of making a living out of practicing guitar ...


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post Apr 10 2007, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Apr 10 2007, 10:12 PM) *
Now if I could figure out a way of making a living out of practicing guitar ...



Sure, hell if i didnt have to work id spend all day play! wink.gif My next question is to make sure im useing my time efficently. Since christmas i usually start of my lessons practicing the speed picking patterns from Kris's speed picking video series to start of with. Then I move onto practicing a song or riff, maybe something from our archives. Currently im playing gabriels wonderful alternate picking peice, makeing sure to be in time with the clicks and watching my technique to ensure im playing "properly".

I also started Pavels sweeping lessons last week, the past few days I have been warming up with the Sweep practicing instead of the speed picking before i practice my main riffs/songs. Part of me thinks im neglecting my speed picking practice for something else! but then I want to learn new things too......

I guess I dont know how long i should keep things up before i move onto new things!! Theres so much I want to do next, Tapping and Legato for example. Maybe you guys can organise me better?! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Apr 11 2007, 12:17 AM
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I know what you mean about practice time. My normal work day usually results in me working 12-15 hrs a day. So I try to practice for at least 1 hour per day. Some days are more and some are less. I know alot of people are worried about the amount of time put in, but I believe it's about the quality of your practice.

It's like working out. You see guys who work out 2-3 hrs a day and their body doesn't change/progress from month to month due to HOW they are training. Then you have another guy who puts in 45 minutes - 1hr a day and he progresses on a regular basis due to the quality of his workouts.

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