Malazan66
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At a minimum, what do you think is good practice session? i.e. 30mins to ?


I just started playing 3 days ago, and I've been trying for at least an hour each day. But man, my fingers are killing me
vayne92
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I personally think 30-60 minutes every day is fine. I'm more than happy with myself if i can play 30 minutes every day, even more so 60minutes
Malazan66
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#3
I'm nervous I'm not going to pick this stuff up. It seems daunting. I've been using Justins Guitar Lessons. I thought about getting Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar also.

I'm having a hell of a time getting my A major chord correct. I can't seem to find the finger position I like the best
deltadaz
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Fingers will hurt for a while but keep it up 30 mins an hour not bad to begin with. remember to give your fingers time to build when first starting out..

How much time you spend later on depends where you want to get.

Also if your left hand hurts give it a rest and work your right on picking..
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Jyrgen
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After 2 weeks or so you will never have to worry about fingertip ache again, so push through it bro!

30 min to a hour sounds good.

You will be able to pick it all up if you're patient and honest with yourself. Don't worry.
derek8520
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Quality of practice is more important than quantity of practice.
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Quote by derek8520
Quality of practice is more important than quantity of practice.


This is very true. The finger pain will go away with time.

You'll get the best results if you stick to a schedule and and an agenda for material you are trying to learn. There are plenty of topics on here about what to practice as a beginner.
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Quote by Malazan66
At a minimum, what do you think is good practice session? i.e. 30mins to ?


I just started playing 3 days ago, and I've been trying for at least an hour each day. But man, my fingers are killing me


As you're an absolute beginner you might want to take it a bit slower until you get more used to the guitar. It takes a long time to get anywhere at first and you want to make sure you're doing it right, which is fine, but overdoing it before you've develop the basic motor skills to play anything is a bad idea.

Basically: if you're sore or aching, take a break, for however long you need until your fingers feel fresh again.
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Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
As you're an absolute beginner you might want to take it a bit slower until you get more used to the guitar. It takes a long time to get anywhere at first and you want to make sure you're doing it right, which is fine, but overdoing it before you've develop the basic motor skills to play anything is a bad idea.

Basically: if you're sore or aching, take a break, for however long you need until your fingers feel fresh again.

This, when I first started using my ring and pinky finger in my playing, I pushed played far too hard and ended up wearing a hole in the skin of my pinky finger. THat put me down for a week and a half or so, and was nowhere near worth it.
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30 minutes to an hour a day is well enough to improve.

As BillWray said though, if you have high goals, more practice will be required. But you can come very far with one hour/day.
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