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Ivan Milenkovic
post May 18 2011, 08:35 PM
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We all know practice makes it perfect. How much do you practice? What types of things? smile.gif


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post May 18 2011, 09:07 PM
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I have decreased my practice time a bit lately, but I still get roughly an hour most days. I basically learn songs I like, and I try not to forget them, which eats time when the number of songs grows and grows.


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post May 18 2011, 09:27 PM
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I have recently drifted a little more towards new shapes and patterns - I have been mostly working on cleaning up my playing the last years. Also I want to learn some new shred stuff to put together some new cool videos.

edit - I average on 1 hour pe day now. Which is pretty good for me nowadays.

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post May 18 2011, 09:32 PM
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I've been working on some new slap bass techniques. I try to do short sessions on daily basis.
Generally such session is enough to me as I try to have it as focused as possible.


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post May 18 2011, 10:00 PM
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I don't have time right now unfortunately.
Right now I'm at a hospital studying weekdays and working almost every weekend.

I've just played some simple Aerosmith and Bon Jovi lately, to build my song repertoire.

I also need to pick up the bass again soon.

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post May 18 2011, 10:03 PM
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Still practicing AP and modal scales, and for free time I go for neoclassic stuff with main focus on dim-arpeggios.
About 1 to 2 hours per day, mostly one hour smile.gif


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post May 18 2011, 10:04 PM
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I haven't any practice routine.. But I try to play the guitar at least an hour per day. I just take the guitar and play all the stuff I know, if I think that I learned the last thing perfectly, I try to learn something more, then I find a jam track on youtube and improvise around it. I'm thinking about making a practice schedule with exact routine when my school exams will be finished. smile.gif


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post May 18 2011, 10:05 PM
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Practice time tends to vary for me. On a busy week I may practice for only 30 minutes or so a day if I'm lucky. (Hate weeks like that!) If I have an easy weak I tend to like to get in about 1 1/2 hours of practice in the morning. This is when I practice things like songs I may be working on and developing my technique. Lately I have been using this time to also polish my technique and develop good legato, which is a week spot for me. I practice again in the evening, but its much more relaxed, and generally I use this time to go over my scales. Lately however, I have been using that time in the evening to learn some of the great accoustic pieces on GMC.

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post May 18 2011, 10:17 PM
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My practice varies from day to day. Usually anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours on week nights. Weekends I may get to practice longer if I have nothing else to do.


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post May 19 2011, 03:08 AM
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About 1 1/2 to 2 hours per day.

I've been mixing a new lesson for each week and AP with metronome practice. If I'm working on a blues tune, I practice pentatonics. If I'm working on rock or with more distorted I practice diatonic modes.



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post May 19 2011, 08:15 AM
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I need to practice more.. biggrin.gif

probably 1-2 hours in total.. I don't do much, need to get into the gear.. but arg.. work and my plans to travel to US, taking so much time. smile.gif


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post May 19 2011, 08:28 AM
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Chandra, I thought you'd practice like 8 hours a day wink.gif How much did you practice for the extreme neo-classic lesson?
For me, it's 1 - 2 hours per day. I usually play some old lessons for warming up, then I'll switch to AP or legato stuff and try to get the speed up to a new level...
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post May 19 2011, 08:50 AM
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post May 19 2011, 09:31 AM
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17 hours a day !


Ok, just kidding. tongue.gif At the moment, I'm trying to get specific results from my playing which is to be able to alternate pick faster without force or tensing up.. and also to be able to play faster downstrokes as my band is playing Master Of Puppets and I have to be able to play it by July 9th !

So I do 1 day on, 1 day off, 1 day on etc etc.. the day off lets the muscles recouperate so I can work them again. Time wise it's probably only about 45 mins smile.gif

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post May 19 2011, 09:51 AM
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I try to play everyday, in reality that probably works out to 5 days through the whole week, varying lengths of time from an hour to three hours, the time scale depends on several factors.

currently working on all aspects of my playing, tightening and cleaning everything up and trying to break free of what and how I play in the band/live situations.

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post May 19 2011, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE (zen @ May 19 2011, 09:50 AM) *
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I feel the same when my practice time is limited on some days smile.gif


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post May 19 2011, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 19 2011, 10:31 AM) *
17 hours a day !


Ben you're so lazy. I bet that during those remaining 8 hours you do unambitious things such as sleeping and eating. Shame on you!!

No seriously cool to hear about the downpicking - maybe that could be benefitial for one of our coming tunes! ( I suck at that)


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post May 19 2011, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ May 19 2011, 08:28 AM) *
Chandra, I thought you'd practice like 8 hours a day wink.gif How much did you practice for the extreme neo-classic lesson?
For me, it's 1 - 2 hours per day. I usually play some old lessons for warming up, then I'll switch to AP or legato stuff and try to get the speed up to a new level...
Christian


Hey Christian,

Nah, I used to practice now and then, you know grab my guitar every 15 mins, and then working every other 15 mins on/off back then, so averaged that to be 8 hours in a say 13 hour day. After I had an accident, I haven't played much like I used to. Interesting thing is before the accident I could only do 130bpm neoclassic but interestingly after 6 weeks rest, I was able to do 140bpm. biggrin.gif I haven't touched that lesson after that. I have only done 1 cover song after that and am trying to learn another lesson at the moment, at very slow tempo. It indeed takes a month to learn a lesson for me still. smile.gif Perhaps, I haven't practiced much now. wink.gif

I have been busy lately too, lots of work pending and trying to plan for my visit in the US.

Thanks,
Chandra

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post May 19 2011, 02:04 PM
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I don't really have a practice routine. That's my biggest problem. I just grab my guitar and play around 2 hours a day. First i play the lessons and some songs i know then i try to improve things i'm not good at.

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