#1
i am curious? how long would you say you practice each day BY YOURSELF?
ive heard of people practicing 5+ hours a day. to me that sounds a little ridiculous but idk..

id prefer answers from people who have been playing for 3+ years.
#2
Well, ive been playing about 2 years now, and by myself alone, learning new songs and practicing a day in total i probably spend about 30 minutes - 1 hour. Not too much, and in short periods of time, sometimes ill play 10-15 minutes, then a couple hours later ill play for 35, so it evens out to a decent practice time.
#3
ive playing for almos 3 years
i practiced between 3 and 5 hours diary
and still i do it, but not everyday
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#4
Normally only an hour or two, I should practice way more,
But I don't really have the time, or the will power to.

My old guitar teacher used to play for 11 or 12 hours a day though when he was in his teens. That just struck me as silly though, although; that said - He's an awesome guitarist, one of my favourites infact.
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#6
I've been playing for 4 years now, and I practice about an hour a day, maybe up to 3 or 4 on weekends if I don't have homework. That's practicing, but jamming is maybe.... 4 hours a week? Depends on the week, but it averages out to about that. I don't think you need to practice alone for 5 hours a day. In my opinion, practicing for 1 hour with a band, or jamming is as good as 5 hours alone, you get a feel for the music more, and whether or not it improves your technique, it improves your musicality, which is just as, if not more, important than technique.
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#7
i love playing guitar theres no doubt about that. and i want to do womething with my talent in the future. but i cant say i practice more that two hours a day. sometimes ill play for more but not every day. to me even an hour is a long time but like i said i hear of people playing up to 8 hours a day!!? that makes me feel terrible! but at the same time idk how many people actually play that much by themselves per day.
#8
Quote by JT747
i am curious? how long would you say you practice each day BY YOURSELF?
ive heard of people practicing 5+ hours a day. to me that sounds a little ridiculous but idk..

id prefer answers from people who have been playing for 3+ years.

how about you ts? how much time do you spend practicing each day?
#9
About an hour and a half to two hours a day. On weekends, a little more than that.
#10
I usually practice an hour or three.

I've heard Steve Vai practices like 10 hours a day.
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#11
Ive only been playin for 6 months. I practice an hour a day while watching TV. have 2 much Home work to do more.
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#13
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it improves your musicality,


Dude, is that even a word? It's kinda like saying "Listen to the tonality!" (e-cookie for reference)

OnTopic: With learning new songs and just screwing around with things about 3- 10 hours on a good day


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#14
I've been playing for about 3.5 years. Uh, I'm sure when I first started I probably played for about 2 hours a day, but now it's usually around an hour. Somewhere between 30 minutes to an hour and a half. I went through a 2 month phase where I only played for about 20 minutes a day, but I've found some inspiration again.


I agree with what the people are saying about those guys that play 8-10 hours a day...On one hand, I feel inadequate, because I'm not practising NEARLY as much as them, but on the other...That's borderline obsessive. Haha. I love music more than anything, (Family notwithstanding) but I can't force myself to play more than I feel is necessary.
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#16
idk if this will make sense to any1 but maybe it will. in my opinion...

i jus recently got into writing my own stuff, so most of my time was and still is devoted to playing other peoples stuff followed by some time attempting my own. but i think the reason why i cant stay focused and play more is because idk what the hell to play. my writing skills are not great right now so i get discouraged and bored in a sense and stop. as for steve vai, he can write music all day which is what keeps him going. so maybe when i get to that point things will change.. does that make sense??
#17
Quote by fLYinGV23
Dude, is that even a word? It's kinda like saying "Listen to the tonality!" (e-cookie for reference)

OnTopic: With learning new songs and just screwing around with things about 3- 10 hours on a good day


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Zakk Wylde's 'Blues guitar lesson'...?
EDIT - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=AJpCZpysf94

There's a link to it.
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#18
2 hours tops. It's about the quality of the practice, not the amount of time spent.
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#19
However long I feel like playing.
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#20
I've been playing SERIOUSLY for about 3 years, (8 years total) and if I add up the total amount of time I pick up the guitar a day...

It would probably be around 3-6+ hours each day.
#21
About 5-8 hrs most days, in sessions of 1-2 hrs each...but I am self employed.
#22
It doesn't matter how long you practice, it's what you're doing in that time. Someone could be practicing for 5 hours, and not have a purpose and not learn anything. Whereas, you could practice for 30 minutes and work on a specific thing and learn a lot more. I mean, you want to try to get in a respectable amount of time practicing, but its important to practice with a purpose and goal.
#23
i agree. im willing to bet that some if not more people who say they practice 5+ hours are not really "practicing" anything jus bull****ing and wasting time.
#24
I've been playing for about 4-5 yrs. and I practice everyday for 3-4 hrs. A good chunk of which recently has been going toward sweep picking and learning new chords. I like to learn.
#25
Where I'm at and what I'm doing (its' quite boring) I practice around 4 or 5 hours a day. Its been working pretty good so far.
#26
I don't plan to play [so and so] hours a day, but I usually try to get at least an hour, though I've had days where I only play 30 minutes and other 6 hours, I just try to keep my playing fresh and keep learning new stuff.

Been playing just over 3 years BTW.
#27
ive been playing for 3 years to be exact. about a year ago, i promised myself to practice atleast 1 hour a day. coz wat happened to me was too irritating. because that time, i didnt practice as much as 1 week and my left hand really hurt when i picked the guitar. i cant even do power chords right. maybe thats what they call momentum.
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#28
about an hour a day. I just play songs i know though, i never learn them, I really need to force myself to learn new songs and improve im sick of playing the same 5 songs and 10 riffs all the time
#29
that's the same problem I'm having guitarcam. I play the same songs all the time and get too frusterated when I try to learn something new and don't immediately succeed.

I practice about an hour a day. Not the highest quality practice either.