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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2006, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do you practice!!

Hello there

I was wondering how do you make the time to practice since my sleep cicle got completely screwed up when finishing my EE tesis, and now that I have started to work I wonder how do you do when you get to start at like 8:00 pm .

I need like 4 hours of practice minimun thx!!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2006, 09:29 PM
 
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"how do you practice" - normally i sit in a chair when i practice. for a 4 hour minimum, a padded seat is a must.

a developed my own 10 hour plan, similar to steve vai's i suppose, but more personal;

hour 1 - chromatic speed studies
2- scalar patterns
3- break it up a bit with some reading
4- arpeggios/sweeps
5- play through tunes from my repertoire
6- work on new techniques (i'm working with country/bluegrass now, so banjo rolls, chicken pickin', etc.)
7- noodle
8- read up/apply some theory
9- improvise (plus whatever improv happens in hour 5)
10- anything that needs extra attention.

i try 2 hours, then 1/2 hour break, and continue the cycle.
yes, before anyone asks, i do have a job
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2006, 10:58 PM
 
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Re: How do you practice!!

I never practise nowadays only playing for hours and hours
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 02:50 AM
 
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I don't ever seem to practice anymore. I'm either working on new material for my band or I just have a guitar in my hand and noodle around while I watch movies and TV.
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Mostly I practice scales, arpreggios, sweeps, harmonics and improvising. Not practising much now due to a big examination later this year.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 05:03 AM
 
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Re: How do you practice!!

i practice like two onlys only...
I get back home from school at like 4 pm... after like an hours bus ride. and then i got like 2 hours homework, coursework etc. Sometimes more sometimes less. and then i got dinner for like 45 min. The rest of the time I practice guitar and watch tv, the fun stuff. Then i got to sleep extra early because it takes so long to get to school the next day.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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"how do you practice" - normally i sit in a chair when i practice. for a 4 hour minimum, a padded seat is a must.

a developed my own 10 hour plan, similar to steve vai's i suppose, but more personal;

hour 1 - chromatic speed studies
2- scalar patterns
3- break it up a bit with some reading
4- arpeggios/sweeps
5- play through tunes from my repertoire
6- work on new techniques (i'm working with country/bluegrass now, so banjo rolls, chicken pickin', etc.)
7- noodle
8- read up/apply some theory
9- improvise (plus whatever improv happens in hour 5)
10- anything that needs extra attention.

i try 2 hours, then 1/2 hour break, and continue the cycle.
yes, before anyone asks, i do have a job

I guess you only practice on week ends or are not sleeping at all. And the question is how do you make the time to practice. I named the thread like that to make it more appealing.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 12:45 AM
 
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I guess you only practice on week ends or are not sleeping at all. And the question is how do you make the time to practice. I named the thread like that to make it more appealing.
nope, everyday. i teach 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. everything else is practice time (except when i'm here, of course). sorry i didn't understand your question, it was kind of unclear as the appealing title stated "how do you practice!!"
i think the simple answer is practice when you have free time. if you start 8pm, practice from 8pm until sleep.
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