#1
so i was wondering if theres exercice ( like chromatic run, what people call " gym" ) scales etc.. you could pratice while watching a movie or tv ( with the electric guitar unplugged of course ) . . exercice that doesnt need your full attention and can help building strenght and technique .

anyone does that ??? i know it might not be the best ... but could be better than not playing at all .


any suggestion ?? thought ??

im talking about more basic / scales stuff , not like learning a new song ..

a movie is 2 hour of guitar you wouldnt have played anyway ..
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Last edited by Skysc at Feb 24, 2009,
#2
I dont know if its good but i do that everyday while watching some boob tube, I usually just practice alternate picking up and down the fretboard of different scales with my ring finger and pinky cuz those are my two weakest fingers
#3
i don't know i mean your fingers have muscles like anyother part of your body. i figure if your doing scale on the guitar while watching tv is basicly the same as running on a treadmil while watching tv. your still getting the work out.
#4
Yeah I do my instructor said its probably the most entertaining way to practice chromatic scales.
#5
Quote by morganite14
I dont know if its good but i do that everyday while watching some boob tube, I usually just practice alternate picking up and down the fretboard of different scales with my ring finger and pinky cuz those are my two weakest fingers

and would you say it helped you ????


Tempest : thats exactly what i thought ... about being muscles .
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#6
i just play guitar and watch tv.... i play like 7-8 hours a day every day tho so i dont really need to concentrate that hard when i play....i never look at the fretboard anyway so i watch tv all the time while playing. unless im playing a song then i mute the tv of course.

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#8
I do that all the time when I remember to bring my guitar out to the couch with me.
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#9
i always use the blues scale in a boxed position

*------*
*------*
*----**
*----*
* * *
*----- *


1-------4
1-------4
1----3-4
1----3
1-2-3
1------4
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#10
I used to do it but found I was actually practicing really badly and picking up some dodgy technique because I wasn't paying full attention to what I was doing. I still do it occassionally but generally I stopped doing it because I found it was hindering my playing - for every decent practice session I did I'd do a not so good one while watching TV and found I wasn't getting anywhere fast after a while
#11
all the time, i usually just do symmetric 3 notes per string stuff with random noodling inbetween.

like these fingerings, but up and down each string, up the neck and backwards too.

1-2-4

1-3-4

1-3-5

1-2-5

etc

doesnt take much brainpower to do and it builds finger strength and stretching ability
#12
i just sit in front of Tv and downstroke for the heck of it.
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#13
yes i do , i usually watch porn , then with one hand i masturbate and with another hand i practice hammer-ons and pulls offs .
#14
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#15
A lot of the time I am playing guitar is unplugged while watching TV.

I just play whatever riff comes to my head, or practice sweep picking.
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#16
I'll watch TV and try to play along with whatever is on. Great ear trainnig.
#17
Just about the only chance I get to practice is while watching the TV after the kids go to bed and I can't use the amp. It is great for muscle memory, if you do it properly, to just run through some scales and chromatic exercises while your mind really isn't concentrating on it that hard. It kind of becomes second nature after you do that long enough.

I will run through some exercises and then practice various riffs and portions of songs I am learning.
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#19
I used to turn to Video music channels and play along with everything i saw for an hour or two. Its good training for learning keys.
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#20
I usually watch some sort of music dvd on my computer or tv while I play
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#21
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I'll watch TV and try to play along with whatever is on. Great ear trainnig.

Lol and Michael Angelo Batio comes on.
If my guitar is near me I will just play a couple of chords and build some finger strength, only during the ads for Scrubs and Entourage though