Sunil12000
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Join date: Feb 2012
10 IQ
#1
How many hours a day should we practice guitar and what should we practice regularly for better growth?
vayne92
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Join date: Jan 2011
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#2
There is no answer to this and there never will be.

Practice what you enjoy and keep playing until you want to put the guitar down. Simple as that.

Frustrated when you're playing? Stop playing.

Bored of the music you're playing? Play something different.

It's a new day and you don't feel like playing guitar? Don't play.

Play and practice as long as you want to, but if you're no longer having fun, then stop.
Last edited by vayne92 at Oct 26, 2012,
nortatem
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Join date: Oct 2012
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#3
Phil Sousan once said in a clinic that anything more than 15 minutes at a time was too much. He likened it to trying to fill a glass with the faucet on full blast as opposed to it at a trickle. Then you hear stories of shredders who lock them selves in threir rooms for weeks and months at a time till they master a set of modes to a favorite scale etc. It is all up to you and how you feel. Early on, you may want to set up a schedual where you warm up for 15, play for 15, go to school/work, practice again, set aside 3 or 4 times a day, everyday. As you learn more, as you become stronger, maybe change it for 2 half hour sessions or 1 2 hour session. It is up to you and how you feel.
Geldin
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Join date: Sep 2008
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#4
Quote by nortatem
Phil Sousan once said in a clinic that anything more than 15 minutes at a time was too much. He likened it to trying to fill a glass with the faucet on full blast as opposed to it at a trickle. Then you hear stories of shredders who lock them selves in threir rooms for weeks and months at a time till they master a set of modes to a favorite scale etc. It is all up to you and how you feel. Early on, you may want to set up a schedual where you warm up for 15, play for 15, go to school/work, practice again, set aside 3 or 4 times a day, everyday. As you learn more, as you become stronger, maybe change it for 2 half hour sessions or 1 2 hour session. It is up to you and how you feel.

Try to build stamina like this. Good luck.

Also, try to build muscle memory in 15 minute bursts. Doesn't work so well. Is there something to be said for taking breaks while practicing? Yes. But does it make sense to quit practicing when you just got started when you have the time available? No.