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#1
How do you guys do this? I've tried it before. Gone the first day or two pulling in about 10 hours average.
However, the third day comes and my fingers are ****ed. I don't see how you guys can just pull it off. Maybe I just have pussy callouses? I don't know, but playing 20 hours of guitar in a 48 hour period just effs my fingertips up for a day or two. Thoughts? Suggestions?
#3
It's unnecessary; very few people can manage 10 hour practices. Between three and five is plenty.
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#4
I practice 'til I get bored. If that means 30 minutes, fine. If that means waking up at 8 AM, and playing guitar, only stopping for food and etc. till 11 PM, fine. Don't force it. And don't worry if you don't practice that much; you don't need to.
#5
You need to build up to that amount. Start with an hour a day.

then two

then three

then four

then five

then six

then seven

then eight


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#8
wtf....10 hours? Unless you playing 10 hours because of enjoyment....your just trying to hard to shred.

Unnecessary......

You sleep for around 8 hours....that gives you 16 hours left

Then you eat for maybe 2?

14 hours

let me just stop their....thatd give u 4 hours...to shower move around...work...go to school....wtf are you smoking?
#10
most I've played before was 14 hours, (yes this is true. This was the first day I gotm y guitar).
I usually play bout half an hour to 2 hours.
#11
Quote by rafa7008
Practicing 8 hours the day?
Get a girl bro.


Well like I don't regularly practice that extreme. Only sometimes. But I can' t do it that long. I regularly practice 3-5 hours I guess. Sometimes more or less.
#13
I don't know. I just do it. My fingers hurt like hell after 10 hours but after a good night's sleep I'm good.
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#14
every 50 minutes of practicing take a break, durin the break make sure you massage your hands and fingers and stretch out your arms and wrists. the stuff john petrucci does in the rock discipline video for warmups, those kinda things are good to do durin your 10 minute break. you just gotta give your fingers a bit of a rest and get some more blood flowin in them and also build up to 10 hours dont just immediatly go to it, you definitely dont want carpal tunnel
#16
Quote by Majin Gaara
Well like I don't regularly practice that extreme. Only sometimes. But I can' t do it that long. I regularly practice 3-5 hours I guess. Sometimes more or less.

Practice 'till you get bored, it's not a job, it's a hobbie.
#17
Quote by rafa7008
Practicing 8 hours the day?
Get a girl bro.


That's what the practice will get you, eventually. Maybe. Or musical fulfillment.

Apparently John Coltrane was known to practice for 12 and 14 hours sometimes. Crazy mother****er.

I think my old guitar teacher did 6 hours a day. 2 sets of 3 hours, not that daunting when you break it into 2 practices.
#18
I sometimes practise for 12 hours a day.
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#19
Do it while watching TV.
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Most of us haven't touched our guitars in weeks, let alone practiced for 8 hours a day.


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#21
why the **** would you ever want to practice that long at a time?
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#24
If you practice for 10 hours a day, I'd betcha you're practicing superfluous items. Narrow it down to what you want to work on each day.

Also, my wrong forum sensors are tingling. Though they have been wrong before.

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#25
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Do it while watching TV.

No, if you do this your just ****ing around and it's not practicing. 3 hours of actual "practicing" is enough.
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#26
Work your way up.
If you play for 3 hours every day, then suddenly do 10 hours, your fingers won't be ready for it.

Gradually increase the time you play for each day.
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#27
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Work your way up.
If you play for 3 hours every day, then suddenly do 10 hours, your fingers won't be ready for it.
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I have never had any problems with my fingers hurting after playing since like my first two weeks or something. And even then it wasn't bad. I use heavy strings.
#28
Quote by deanfreak93
No, if you do this your just ****ing around and it's not practicing. 3 hours of actual "practicing" is enough.

It works for me, chum. The white noise helps me concentrate.
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#29
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That's what the practice will get you, eventually. Maybe. Or musical fulfillment.

Apparently John Coltrane was known to practice for 12 and 14 hours sometimes. Crazy mother****er.

I think my old guitar teacher did 6 hours a day. 2 sets of 3 hours, not that daunting when you break it into 2 practices.

I think Petrucci did 6hrs/day too, and he turned out pretty well. Coltrane's pretty nuts
#32
I practice frequently and sporadically. I spend a lot of time at my computer and most of that time is spent with my guitar in my hands. No pressure, just spend time with it.
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#33
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I practice 'til I get bored. If that means 30 minutes, fine. If that means waking up at 8 AM, and playing guitar, only stopping for food and etc. till 11 PM, fine. Don't force it. And don't worry if you don't practice that much; you don't need to.

I'm the same. I just recognize that I'm going to have days where I'm feeling great and can practice a lot, and days where I get frustrated or don't want to. I used to force myself to practice, but it really wasn't doing any good. I figure it all pretty much evens out.
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#35
That's just stupid to force it. You could get much more out of it if you simply budget your time. If you set yourself at a certain time period, you are just going to be burning away your time, not improving at all. Improving your guitar skills is not proportional to the amount of time you sit in your room with your guitar in your lap...


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#36
Quote by Flying Couch
I practice 'til I get bored. If that means 30 minutes, fine. If that means waking up at 8 AM, and playing guitar, only stopping for food and etc. till 11 PM, fine. Don't force it. And don't worry if you don't practice that much; you don't need to.


This is what I do. Whenever I want, I just pick up my guitar and play until I'm bored. All together, the hours I play each day probably equals 3 or 4.
#37
Very rarely do I practice 6-10 hours a day. Although, I have done it a fair share of times. I practice a good concentrated 2-3 hours a day at least, and it pays off.
#38
I have practiced some days like 10 or 12 hours, normally I play like 4 hours.
I didn't do anything to play that much, just started playing and after some time my clock told me it was time to sleep
#39
be wary of such long practice routines. sometimes learning can be done in the mind.

if you're practicing for such long stretches. fatigue can sometimes set in and will lead less precise, more gross movements which can undo all your good habits of playing cleanly.

but hey, only you know your limit.
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#40
Any more I dont really play all that much.

When I DO play, I play for a good 6 hours or more. I just prefer to WRITE music than to play it...I dont know why.

I get better the more breaks I take though, so, no complaints here

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