#1
yeah title says pretty much all. I ask because right now im practicing 6 hours a day maybe more. learning stuff and just playing songs or improvising.

I play 6 hours but I don't feel any pressure to do it, only do it because its fun and if my hands or fingers hurt I would stop but they never seem to too much

is it too much? could it be doing me bad for my playing long term?

(sorry if wrong forum diddn't know where to fit it)
#3
Some days I wont play at all, others I'll play for 6 hours. It depends what I have going on / my mood.
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#4
I tried search but nothing came up that answered it

sorry if I have made a duplicate
#5
As long as you aren't hurting yourself and you are having fun, it is never too much.
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#6
Many days lately I don't play at all, although that's largely due to my 5am-5pm sleeping habits.. when I do play, it's usually for 2-4 hours. If I'm having a "technique" day I'll tend to play for around 6 hours
#7
It depends. If I have time, I'll play for 1-2 hours.
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#8
a lot of days i won't play at all but then i'll play and will go for hours like between 4-7 hours and i'll do that like 3-4 days in a row then i'll stop again for a while.
#9
I must admit, i'm terrible at giving myself a schedule.

I play when i want, i never time myself.

It's a bad habit and it's not very productive......oh well.
#10
I just mess around and run scales really fast. I played alot at first, like a few hours a day. After about a year I got as good as I wanted to be and stopped playing as much. These days I wouldn't say I play more than 1 hour a day.
#11
Quote by Laharl
yeah title says pretty much all. I ask because right now im practicing 6 hours a day maybe more. learning stuff and just playing songs or improvising.

I play 6 hours but I don't feel any pressure to do it, only do it because its fun and if my hands or fingers hurt I would stop but they never seem to too much

is it too much? could it be doing me bad for my playing long term?

(sorry if wrong forum diddn't know where to fit it)


Well are you practicing or playing for that long each day? They're really not the same thing at all.


I don't practice much any more, don't really have the motivation to sit and grind the metronome these days. I'm happy enough with my playing for the most part and I feel like the improvements that I want to make can be better made through diligent application of the right ideas while playing rather than by direct practice.
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#14
i play guitar as a recreational activity, i dont see it as a chore, so i dont like to call it practicing, just playing, and I rack up about 10 hours a week
#15
on average... probably 0

i mean if you enjoy it, and you're not hurting yourself, then go for it. But don't feel you have to practise that much. There's no law or anything.
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#16
Far less than I should.
I can tell you though, the amount you're practising, you're wasting your time. Any more than three hours roughly is a waste of time. You stop learning enough to make it worth your time after that.