#1
I know this has been done to death but I really need help getting a practice routine together.

I just seem to be playing the same stuff over and over and can't get anywhere.

I want to create a routine based on an hour a day. I can play for longer but a couple of days a week I work late and would only be able to get an hour in.

The kind of music I like and want to be able to play is Satriani/Vai stuff.

I would be very grateful if anybody could help me get a good practice schedule going.

Thanks.


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#2
In tabs, look up "Steve Vai's work out" or something like that, it has his actual practice routine on it, you need some tabbing program to open it though.

I never did the routine kinda thing but I just remembered I saw that tab and figured it was what you're looking for.
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#3
Thanks

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#4
I practice for about an hour a day.

This is what I do to warm up

Play some open chords
Play some power chords
Play some lead type guitar

Once I can do all of those accurately and am warmed up I then just get on with what I am learning or just have a relaxed play through things I already know.
#5
Quote by darkhorizon
I practice for about an hour a day.

This is what I do to warm up

Play some open chords
Play some power chords
Play some lead type guitar

Once I can do all of those accurately and am warmed up I then just get on with what I am learning or just have a relaxed play through things I already know.


I think thats part of my problem, I don't know exactly what I should be practicing.

When you say "play some lead type guitar" for example or "play some open/power chords" I don't know what I should be doing. Does this make sense?

I need to create a regime where I know I'm playing a certain thing for a certain amount of time before moving on to the next.


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#6
E-mail me.

I'll give you a lesson plan that helped me out.

EDIT:
I took my e-mail off becuz i dont want any people e-mailing me.
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Last edited by vinnie-watt5 at Jul 11, 2009,
#7
Quote by vinnie-watt5
E-mail me.

I'll give you a lesson plan that helped me out.

EDIT:
I took my e-mail off becuz i dont want any people e-mailing me.


Understood!!

Got your email address before you edited the post and just sent you a mail.

Thanks.


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#8
I know what you mean I was a bit confused what to do to begin with.

For open chords I just play something slow and easy like let it be by the Beatles. Then I play something that is faster with a more complicated strum pattern like there she goes by the La's.

For the power chords I again start with something simple that does not involve lots of rapid changes and big moves up and down the fret board. Then again I go for something that is faster and involves alot more fret board movement.

Then I move onto the lead guitar stuff. Something like Sweet Home Alabama is fine as it involves most techniques like string bends, hammer ons pull offs and all at a reasonable speed.

Once I have done that I then practice or play whatever I am learning. I normally learn about 4 songs at once to keep it varied and they are all from different styles of music.

Hope that makes more sense
#9
Thanks for that

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