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jammer91
post Jun 17 2007, 11:25 PM
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iM just wondering....

How much time do you guys practice in total PER WEEK?

Me, usually about a total of 3 hours per week.... lol i know that sucks, and my summer goal is to push it up to about 10 hours per week!!!

Everyday im gonna post how much progress i have made by posting how long i practiced that day.

Even you guys can do that too to see if youve met your expectations.


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post Jun 17 2007, 11:36 PM
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smile.gif well its good to see that you are setting a goal of 10 hours per week. the more practice the better but perhaps you should try to up that if you are truely serious about being a great guitarist, personally during the school year i give it a good 2 hours everyday plus when ever i don;t have much to do ill sit around and doodle with the git maybe another hour ish? during the summer when there is nothing to do all day i could end up spending 5-7 hours a day on the guitar. Wake at 10, eat, 10:30-12 play guitar, eat, 1-4 play guitar 5-7 do whatever, 7-8 play guitar, 8 head out for evenin. This is a basic days schedule it changes but as you can see at least 5 hours get played per day and i don't consider myself to be anything special. your improvement will also depend how well your practice. this is just my opinion im sure youll get some others smile.gif


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post Jun 17 2007, 11:43 PM
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i try to keep a minimum goal of 5 hours per day.

5 x 7 = 35 hours per week.


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post Jun 17 2007, 11:49 PM
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Ugh, I wish I had the time to be able to practice that much every day!
I have about 3-4 hours of school work each night, and by the time that is done I have no energy left to practice efficiently. Holidays are coming up soon though biggrin.gif So hopefully I can get 15 hours a week or so.


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post Jun 17 2007, 11:51 PM
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I'm a bit on and off, today I practiced for 11 hours, yesterday I only did 2.

Other times I can go weeks without practice.

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post Jun 18 2007, 04:16 AM
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yea, sometimes i dont practice that much, sometimes i feel very tired, and other times i simply dont have any inspiration at all. sad.gif


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post Jun 18 2007, 04:18 AM
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Atleast 5 hours a day, when i work, but when i dont its like 12 hours or so. Those are just basic estimates not exact. Somtimes i cant even get one day of practice in because i work al lday or something, but other than that i think i get neough practice time in!!


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post Jun 18 2007, 04:19 AM
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i try to get 40 a week, but usually im somewhere between 25 and 30
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post Jun 18 2007, 05:38 AM
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I manage to squeeze in half an hour every single night minimum during the week, and four to six hours total on the weekends. Early on I discovered that short, 30 minute bursts of practice worked well for me, so I often sit down to practice two or three times in a single day. I also have several guitars, so I leave at least one upstairs in the living room. That way I can pick it up and fiddle around while watching TV or waiting for dinner to cook. Those little 5 minute sessions make a surprising difference to my day smile.gif

I'm not sure boosting my practice sessions to 5 hours a day would make much difference either - there is a limit to how fast you can learn something. Plus I'd hate for what is intended to be a hobby to take over my life! That, and I don't think I've had five hours to dedicate to any one thing since finishing high school (many years ago!).

A couple of my friends have started learning the guitar as a result of me picking it up, and I suggested they aim for a 30 minute structured practice session every day and a 30 minute "fun" session each day.

Edit: So to answer the question directly, I practice for 8 - 15 hours per week depending on my workload.

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post Jun 18 2007, 05:48 AM
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Didn't practice for 3 days now. My mom took my guitar away sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif
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post Jun 18 2007, 06:01 AM
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QUOTE (Ibanex @ Jun 18 2007, 02:48 PM) *
Didn't practice for 3 days now. My mom took my guitar away sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

Ouch. I was without a (good) guitar for four weeks and it drove me up the wall!


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post Jun 18 2007, 07:30 AM
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don't practice much because my parents want me to study so much every day sad.gif


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post Jun 18 2007, 09:08 AM
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Dudes and Dudettes...

I try to practice a couple of hours each night. It makes a difference. I think if I went for 5 hours I would get sick of it and smash my guitar up!

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post Jun 18 2007, 03:20 PM
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QUOTE (Marraboy @ Jun 18 2007, 04:08 AM) *
Dudes and Dudettes...

I try to practice a couple of hours each night. It makes a difference. I think if I went for 5 hours I would get sick of it and smash my guitar up!

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post Jun 18 2007, 04:04 PM
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Its summer vacations here, and I am spending them here in my institute itself. That gives me the freedom to practice all night long...yippie biggrin.gif tongue.gif rolleyes.gif


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post Jun 18 2007, 04:21 PM
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Andrew you should take your guitar with you on business smile.gif thats what id do, if its practical.. i havn't had alot of time to practice this week due to EXAMS! AHHHHHHHHHh


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post Jun 18 2007, 05:03 PM
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I normally get about one hour a day. I dont see what the point is of practicing like someone said 12 hours a day!Guitar is one of my hobbys, not my whole life! I'm also progressing great amounts with just playing one hour per day. I probably would go to 2 hours, but i have my baseball tournament, and thats about every day. And i'm in the car alot driving to the places, and when i get home, boy am i tired! I normally sleep for a bit and then watch TV, play guitar, go swimming and thats my day normally.

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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jun 18 2007, 03:21 PM) *
Andrew you should take your guitar with you on business smile.gif thats what id do, if its practical.. i havn't had alot of time to practice this week due to EXAMS! AHHHHHHHHHh


Kind of a pain travelling like that. Even with a hard case. Too big to carry on, so you have to check it and hope it doesn't get dinged up.

I'm practicing more than I had been in the past, but not as much as I should. I'm putting in maybe 30 minutes at a time a couple of days a week. Then whenever I let the dog out I pick the guitar up and practice my scales.


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post Jun 18 2007, 05:13 PM
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Minimum 1 hour. If I didnt have a job I'd probably play all day, but I dont have enough time/energy to play all day. But I guess I usually play 1-3 hours, sometimes more, but I also play 1 hour with my band almost every day, but I mostly just play riffs when playing with my band, a couple of difficult chords maybe, nothing special really.

Anyway, somewhere beetween 1-5 hours every day or something.


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post Jun 18 2007, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (stratman33 @ Jun 18 2007, 11:03 AM) *
I normally get about one hour a day. I dont see what the point is of practicing like someone said 12 hours a day!Guitar is one of my hobbys, not my whole life! I'm also progressing great amounts with just playing one hour per day. I probably would go to 2 hours, but i have my baseball tournament, and thats about every day. And i'm in the car alot driving to the places, and when i get home, boy am i tired! I normally sleep for a bit and then watch TV, play guitar, go swimming and thats my day normally.

See thats why you only play that much dude. Because its your hobby! Guitar is my life so i HAVE to play that much, I NEED to play that much.


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