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How Often Do You Play???

Hi. Simple question, how often do you play. I try to play/study/practice around 27-30 hours a week. And I also divide my time into half hours and over different topics. This is my schedule (or... what I usually do...)
  • Warm up 3.5 hours
  • Stretching and making a stronger hand exercises 2.5 hours
  • Scales 2.5 hours
  • Reading 5-6 hours
  • Hear Training 2.5 hours
  • A Technique (Sweep Picking, Hammer-ons, Bending, Arpeggios, etc.) 2.5 hours
  • JAM 3-4 hours
  • Theory 1.5 hours
  • Chords 1.5 hours
  • Rhythms 1.5 hours
  • Learning styles (blues, jazz, etc...) 1.5 hours


I try to play 3-4 hours a day. I hope you can share with us your schedule too.. Thanks!!



Marco Mejia
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5/3/2004 10:50 AM

Dan Boeshans (311) wrote:

sometimes 5 minutes and sometimes a few hours. just depends on my schedule. I usually work 10-12 hrs a day m-f so playing takes a back seat to my income. Too bad I am not good enough to make my income playing guitar.

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5/3/2004 3:49 PM

Jason Henderson (5681) wrote:

I never really thought about how often I play. I try to play as often as I can, but lately I haven't learned any new songs yet. I mostly just play by improvising and try to get stuff out of nowhere. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.
once me and a few friends get our band working I'll probably be practicing and rehearsing more often.



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5/3/2004 4:50 PM

Marco Mejia (709) wrote:

Good luck with your band! Take Care

Marco Mejia



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5/6/2004 7:39 AM

Peter Collar (47) wrote:

Wow! I'm impressed by the hours some of you put in to practice, for me it varies, rarely a day goes by when I don't do something but I guess on average I practice about an hour a day. I often watch sport on TV and play, probably not the best practice technique but not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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5/5/2004 2:17 AM

Jason Hernandez (218) wrote:

8+ houras on my days off from work, min. 5Hours every day. Everything from practicing scales while watching TV, to covers, to originals,to just an off the cuff, balls to the wall shred.

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5/5/2004 2:26 AM

John Rich (3189) wrote:

Marco,

You've got alot of time on your hands, but that's good that you're organized in that manner. I am the complete opposite of you. I am not organized and I do not practice specific scales, chords, techniques, etc. Maybe I should, then maybe I'll be alot better than I am right now...lol.

Take care,



John Rich

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5/5/2004 2:35 AM

Kevin Ekstrom (490) wrote:

GEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ.....not nearly enough...I try to get in as many hours as I can...I put the guitar down for four years and recently picked it back up.....I only get about an hour a day in now..... :-( SHAMEFUL



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5/6/2004 11:11 AM

Marco Mejia (709) wrote:

Same thing happened to me... I stopped playing for a while, but now Im back and ready to rock! Dont be shame... you will find your time!! Good Luck and take care!!!

Marco Mejia



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5/8/2004 2:40 AM

Kevin Ekstrom (490) wrote:

I was told my gear goes or she goes...so my gear went...now shes gone....so my gear is comming back......



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5/8/2004 8:34 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

You NEVER should have to make a choice, man. if you do, there's a gooooood lesson for ya,ALWAYS pick the gear, if she's the type to deliver ultimatums, you can bet it's not gonna last!

The gear is unconditional love, a dog? Nah, Gear is man's best friend....

...actually you should post this as a lesson for all the young players out there!! Heh heh....

Later man,

B Kent



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5/8/2004 8:48 AM

Bill North (12505) wrote:

I second that, Bob...
I sold gear that is, in practical terms, irreplacible today. She eventually left, leaving me with no gear and no girl.

There's this perverse law of the universe which states "If you want to sell gear, it's allways at it's lowest value known to man; yet if you want to buy it, the prices have gone through the roof due to rarity or demand".

Live and learn, I always say.

Hopefully some can learn by the experiences of others, but I've had to find out the hard way on that one.

Bill ~~~



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5/8/2004 9:12 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

Bill, they say that wisdom is what we learn from our mistakes. I am a wise man when it comes to this sort of thing, happened to me a couple of times!

Live and learn.....

Hope this has found you well, enjoy the weekend, we have a nice one here.....

B Kent



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5/8/2004 11:39 AM

Bill North (12505) wrote:

Thanks Bob, I will.
You have a real pleasant one as well.

Bill ~~~

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