#1
To everyone that's in University, rents a room (and so does cook for himself and cleanup own room and do his/her own laundry and dishes) AND play's guitar:


How much time per week (and per day) do you have for playing/practicing guitar???

That is, time left over for guitar after going to classes, studying, cooking, and all other general house-related tasks.


The reason i ask this is because soon i go to university and rent a room, and i need to know how much free time i will have on average (for practicing guitar that is :P).


BTW: i'm going to do a biology/medical study. It is estimated that students spend about 40 hours a week on studying (that includes going to classes etc.)


Thnx for all your replies.
#2
Med students spend ALOT of time - but it also depends on highly ranked your Uni is.

At the end of the day - if you want to play - you will make time for it somehow
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#5
I study computing and was in student halls last year. I still was able to practice about an hour a night easily. As Anthony1991 said, if you want to play its easy to find time.
#6
take your 40 hours for things. plus 2 hours for cooking cleaning etc. a day which is 14 hours = 54 hours so far. there are 168 hours a week. then there's sleeping time. so what... 70 hours a week. leaves 44 hours to do other stuff... you'll be 'socialising' at uni during the weekends so thats another say 10 -14 hours a week... so 30 hours left for everything else. leaving 4 hours 20 minutes ish a day for other things. there's also journey times. ie walking places and the such so 3 hours a day probs for everything i haven't listed (including guitar practise)
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#7
I managed to squeeze in about 30 mins on weekdays and 1 hour on weekend days. I am doing Aerospace Engineering though. To be honest I kinda lost interest in guitar anyway for most of the year.

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#8
You'll have a lot of time, its not like you wake up, go to classes, do chores and sleep, you'll have some free time.
#9
i played when i took breaks between studying on a night. 2 hours studying, 1 hour playing (guitar/bass/banjo :P) and managing my time well. Bear in mind i am finishing a physics degree atm, so there's always time to be found to play
#10
well im not in college yet but i do work go to school and basically take care of myself
i get a couple of hours a day at the cost of sleep but it hasnt affected me to much
#11
This applies directly to me as well. I'm just hoping i'll find some other decent musicians at Uni who are into the same sort of music as me who I can form a band with!
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#12
time management is key to this. Apparently tom morello managed 7 hours (i cant really remember but it was an absurd number of hours) while taking a law degree... and they have a lot of readings to do.
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#13
It's different since you live there, i had to travel in each day for an hour and a half - when i got back home i was really tired so some nights i couldn't be bothered. But even then i could still fit 1/2 hours a night on days where i could be bothered
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#14
I'm doing biomed and in 1st year I had quite a bit of time to play, although I was out like 3 nights a week and play football too.

Although I'm studying in Scotland so 1st year's like A level. 2nd year, I had barely any free time and too small a room to keep a guitar in But to be honest it's not like you need massive lengths of time to practice, it's not really that much different to going to school and living at home.

students NEVER spend the estimated time studying btw if I spent the time I was meant to studying I wouldn't actually be able to sleep. Think they estimated 74 hours a week for us for 2nd year.
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#15
Woah amazing....so many replies in such a short amount of time! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!


p-nutz, i'm going to do biomedical sciences too.....I was almost afraid i won't have ANY time left for guitarplaying and got a bit depressed of that (no joke ) ...but i guess i don't have to worry too much about free time .

Thank you all again for your useful and quick replies!!
#16
no worries =)
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OT:
It depends on so many different factors that it's impossible to answer your question.
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#18
I'm studying electronic engineering. I have (well, had, during the year) 21 hours of lectures and labs weekly. The rest of the time, I was at home. I have very few friends and rarely went anywhere. I stayed up late to do my assignments, although if you're better organised than I am, then they shouldn't get in the way.

I had all the time in the world to play guitar, but I wasted it on the internet.

What I'm saying is, you'll have plenty of free time, but in most cases (especially if you live in student accomodation) you'll probably be hanging out with friends and stuff.

I live in a house off-campus and all my housemates are postgraduates, so I spent my free time alone. SAD BUT TRUE.

It depends on how well you manage your time, how many friends you have, how often you go out and how many clubs, societies and other activities you take part in.