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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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practice makes perfect


I've just constructed my new practice regimen, I basically wanna be able to do every thing thati's possible to be done on guitar and then just a little more, lol J.
Plus I wanna record an instrumental guitar album before i;m 16, (just over 11 months) so im trying to get to the best standard I can before then.
So cud you please advise me on whether this will help me in chasing my goal, thanks!

P.s. I play electric just incase you werent sure

Technical bits and bobs:

20min- Pick technique

20min- Sweep Picking

20min- Tapping

20min- Legato

Scales / arpeggios e.t.c

30min Soloing Studies (i.e. Knowing that Dmin7arp will sound cool over Amin7 e.t.c)

20 min- scales / arpeggios + their construction

Chords/ Harmony

20min- Chords + their construction


20 min Other styles (than instrumental rock )

15 min- Ear training

15min- Sight reading

20min- learning a song

Then I repeat technical exercises once, so it comes to about 5hrs (this is on school nights)

on weekends:

Everything played once then repeated. Then an hour of composition. About 8and a half hours.

If you could advise me on whether this is any good, needs changing , or I've missed something out e.t.c, I would be most grateful for your help, cheers!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 09:26 PM
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Thats an awesome workout!

I just started a 5 hour routine myself

1hr- working on scales/intervals...etc, Basically just memorizing stuff
1hr- working on various techniques with a metronome, whatever i feel like working on at the time
1hr- Learning Vai/other challenging stuff
1hr- Focusing on one technique with a metronome
1hr- just jam out
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 01:42 AM
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I like to hear about people actually practicing and playing instead of just playing the same 3 chords.

Keep it up, guys!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 01:38 PM
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Damn! Puts my hour noodling, homework permitting, to shame!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2002, 12:53 PM
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Hey dude , I like that routein alot. I might consider using it myself , but for maybe 15 mins each.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-29-2002, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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cool, hope you find it works dude!
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