Wow, your first time back here in a year and a half.

I think there is a sticky in the techniques forum that tells you what you need.
Last edited by Tempoe at Jul 17, 2009,
warm up........couple of tunes.......visit stuff you learnt the day before....recap theory and tecniques....more tunes..........check diary......prepare lessons......give lessons.....supper, beer, post on UG.....sleep
Last edited by ibanezgod1973 at Jul 17, 2009,
I put my fingers on the frets, and hit the strings until noises come out.
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I put my fingers on the frets, and hit the strings until noises come out.

i put my frets on the fingers and the guitar hits music until comes out
i play an 8 string
I warm up w/ a couple scales, find a song I like/ want to learn to play, find the tab on UG, then just practice it...

I know there's betterr ways, but...

I've been playing for a year so...

EDIT: I think this method only works for me cause I play a wide range of music
Last edited by SlayingDragons at Jul 17, 2009,
Learn songs
Practice Theory
Learn Scales
Read Music
Use metronome
Technique Practice

Its just a really broad question
i warm up by fapping a few times afterwards i clean up the mess and grab the trusty metronome and go to work
I usually start with some funk type stuff just to get my right hand warm and loose, then I go right into scales and /or patterns with my metronome. Then after that I will work on what I was learning last time I practiced, Then at the end I like to put in a cd I know every song on and just play along with that.
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So, how do one practice the guitar efficiently??

Go to Berklee. If you're still hanging in there after the first semester then you're doing it....

Seriously, everyone has there own way. I warm up with finger exercises, do some ear training, play a few songs I already know, hit some theory, do a little improv, and end up by learning a new song.
-get on here and find any tabs
-read part of the crusade for theory
-stretch, warm up fingers with varigrip
-practice whatever from theory lesson
-practice scales & chords
-jam/write songs
-get bored and listen to music
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I mostly just play my fave tunes. Just jam. I dont actually practice. But I'm taking lessons, so I dont know. But yeah, I'm like waaaayyy behind.

But I dont care.
Currently - Play a song with Backing Track (currently Give into Me - MJ Feat Slash), My Grade 3 stuff, Then my gig songs (Rocky Mountain Way, Still got the Blues), Then Improv over Backing Tracks
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So, how do one practice the guitar efficiently??
i usually pick up a guitar and play what comes into my head, IMO you become a better player if you don't force what you learn,just let it come naturally.
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lately I've spent about an hour a day on sweeping exercises, first 3, then 4 string sweeps, I repeat the same sequence until I can speed up to a faster speed, then continue until I get how fast I want. . That's about how long I last before my hand cramps up
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Last edited by jeffc313 at Jul 17, 2009,
I play guitar.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
Say if i was practicing a technique or scale, i would play it sort of robotically. If I go wrong, start again.

You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use this key, unlock the door
See what your fate might have in store
Come explore your dreams' creation
Enter this world of imagination
Like this:
Shut door
Plug in guitar
Turn on amp
Play random chord progressions and scale patterns
Real songs
Repeat steps 5-8 until I don't want to anymore.