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Old 12-29-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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If you could donate hours of your time a day, maybe your a lucky someone who even can? How would you divide your time into warming up, practising, playing songs and learning theory? Feel free to add any extra categories you can think of to do with learning guitar.

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I used to practice a half hour a day. I warmed up with scales for about 5 minutes then worked on my lesson book.
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Right now, I play between 1/2 hour and 2 hours a day, 5 days a week. Technically, I wouldnt say I practice, because Im not in a band at the moment, and Im not setting out to learn any new songs. Its really just playing what I feel like playing. I dont warm up, I just grab the guitar and go, although I do notice my facility on the fingerboard getting smoother and faster, or a new riff may pop up as time goes by during my playing. In that sense, maybe I'd call it "inadvertent practice"... I didnt set out to play faster or discover a riff, but sometimes it happens.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:37 PM   #4
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Right now, I play between 1/2 hour and 2 hours a day, 5 days a week. Technically, I wouldnt say I practice, because Im not in a band at the moment, and Im not setting out to learn any new songs. Its really just playing what I feel like playing. I dont warm up, I just grab the guitar and go, although I do notice my facility on the fingerboard getting smoother and faster, or a new riff may pop up as time goes by during my playing. In that sense, maybe I'd call it "inadvertent practice"... I didnt set out to play faster or discover a riff, but sometimes it happens.
It's nice to know from my beginners perspective that you can improve just by playing as opposed to sitting down and trying to play what to learn.

At the moment I've been going back to the very basics of chord changing and accuracy through the pentatonic scale as well as a bit of eat training on an app i just purchased. I've also been working on Back in Black and I think the chord changing and accuracy has really helped with my playing!!
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I am retired so I usually play at least 2 hours a day if not more.
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It's nice to know from my beginners perspective that you can improve just by playing as opposed to sitting down and trying to play what to learn.

At the moment I've been going back to the very basics of chord changing and accuracy through the pentatonic scale as well as a bit of eat training on an app i just purchased. I've also been working on Back in Black and I think the chord changing and accuracy has really helped with my playing!!
Good stuff!! I have been playing many years and I still spend a lot of time on scales, especially the pent scales. I find the rewards are certainly there.
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10 minutes of focused practice, study, playing, etc, is worth more than 5 hours of half-assed practice, study, or playing.
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If you could donate hours of your time a day, maybe your a lucky someone who even can? How would you divide your time into warming up, practising, playing songs and learning theory? Feel free to add any extra categories you can think of to do with learning guitar.

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All of the above in no specific order. I get bored with concentrating on just one thing, so I do all of them in turn .
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It depends for me. When I have a lot of exams and work in school my practicing time goes down. If im on holiday I practice quite a lot. Id say a few hours a day. Some days maybe 5 hours if I feel like it. Some days I sit down and discover a riff or a chord progression or a melody and only "practice" for 20 minutes or so.

Creating is definately the most rewarding part for me, so naturally I spend a lot of time learning my favourite songs, analyzing them and creating my own. Ive followed the advice a fellow member always gave me before he left, and thats to play songs, learn songs, dig deeper into songs, analyze songs, and create songs.

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Some days maybe 5 hours if I feel like it.
THATS some real dedication, Morfz. Props for that.

I cant remember the last time I sat for that long with a guitar unless I was working on it.
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