#1
When I first started out I only practiced 20 minutes every other day and it showed, but now I practice for 1-2 hours a day even if I don't feel up to it or if I'm under the weather I still practice that long and it's starting to show.

I've noticing that my site reading is a lot better, I've noticed I can pick out strings and notes on tv when some one plays music during a show and tv comercails and just lots of cool things I've been picking up like harmonic's and what not.

Very cool eh gang?
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#3
Quote by FreakShow99
so awesome....
Yeah it is and I think I've posted in the wrong freaking sub forum again.
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#4
could be worse: you could have posted in the pit
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#5
Sirwinston89 Yeah I suppose your right mate, and I would defently know about it if I did haha.
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#6
but anyways I know the feeling, its pretty sweet
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#7
Quote by Sirwinston89
but anyways I know the feeling, its pretty sweet
Whats really cool is that the music sheet actually has the timing done for you, So if follow along with the notes on the sheet your timing is good.

And yes I do know that you still need to practice timing no matter the situation because you may have to play a newly wright song from a band mate you know?
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#8
Nice one man. I used to be just like that, then I realised that noone ever made it big without practising a sh!t load. I aim for at least an hour and a half a day, but i generally get about 2 and a half.
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#9
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Nice one man. I used to be just like that, then I realised that noone ever made it big without practising a sh!t load. I aim for at least an hour and a half a day, but i generally get about 2 and a half.
I'm not doing it to get famous that's a thing of the past no one can be like that anymore, I'm doing it so I can full fill my dream of playing in a Smokey bar and hatred for guitar hero and rock band.
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#10
I spend most of my hours at home practicing, mostly cuz i enjoy it. So i get maybe 2-6 hours of practice a day, depending on how much im at work.
#11
Quote by Arycama
I spend most of my hours at home practicing, mostly cuz i enjoy it. So i get maybe 2-6 hours of practice a day, depending on how much im at work.
Very cool and if you don't practice do you feel like you done nothing for the day besides your house hold chores?

I'm also starting to get a feel when my guitar starts getting out of tune and it feels good. And I'm also learning some wanking stuff

IT FEELS VERY GOOD.
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#13
i practiced 8-9 hours a day the first week i got my guitar, then i realized i was going insane
#14
Quote by reeseh
i practiced 8-9 hours a day the first week i got my guitar, then i realized i was going insane
Your insane anyhoo
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#15
Quote by TechnicolorType
People actually practice guitar?
I look at it as a hobbie and instead of practicing I "play" it.


I agree, the only time I even feel a little like I'm practicing is when I'm going through some scales, other than that its all for fun.
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#16
Quote by Sirwinston89
could be worse: you could have posted in the pit


very true.

but good for you, man.
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#17
Ok, have any of you ever had this happen...

I was waiting an hour for Degrassi to come on (new episode) so I decided to go play guitar to burn the time. I step out of my room what feels about five minutes, and look at the clock. I just spent the whole freaking hour in there. It happened again after Degrassi was over. I thought I was going insane since it didn't seem long at alll.

It's like, if you concetrate on how long you practice, your practice seems to take forever, but if you don't bother to notice, you just burn time away. Anyway, I agree. If you practice a lot, even for just a week or two, you see tons of improvement. That's what I really like about guitar, it's one of those few things you can see yourself getting better at.
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#18
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Ok, have any of you ever had this happen...

I was waiting an hour for Degrassi to come on (new episode) so I decided to go play guitar to burn the time. I step out of my room what feels about five minutes, and look at the clock. I just spent the whole freaking hour in there. It happened again after Degrassi was over. I thought I was going insane since it didn't seem long at alll.

It's like, if you concetrate on how long you practice, your practice seems to take forever, but if you don't bother to notice, you just burn time away. Anyway, I agree. If you practice a lot, even for just a week or two, you see tons of improvement. That's what I really like about guitar, it's one of those few things you can see yourself getting better at.
Yup it does but thank god for Hulu a google tool.

Its like youtube.com
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#19
Quote by Ringtone
Ok, have any of you ever had this happen...

I was waiting an hour for Degrassi to come on (new episode) so I decided to go play guitar to burn the time. I step out of my room what feels about five minutes, and look at the clock. I just spent the whole freaking hour in there. It happened again after Degrassi was over. I thought I was going insane since it didn't seem long at alll.

It's like, if you concetrate on how long you practice, your practice seems to take forever, but if you don't bother to notice, you just burn time away. Anyway, I agree. If you practice a lot, even for just a week or two, you see tons of improvement. That's what I really like about guitar, it's one of those few things you can see yourself getting better at.


wait till 5 hours seem like 30 mins.
#20
By my Maths, if 5 minutes = 1 hour. Then 30 minutes should = 6 hours. =P
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#21
be wary of practicing when you're not feeling 100%

When you're not feeling like you want to practice or when ill.. you'll begin to make rougher, grosser movements as opposed to more precise and correct movements when you're fresh.

don't try to force it out if you don't feel up to it
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#22
Quote by Kivarenn82
be wary of practicing when you're not feeling 100%

When you're not feeling like you want to practice or when ill.. you'll begin to make rougher, grosser movements as opposed to more precise and correct movements when you're fresh.

don't try to force it out if you don't feel up to it
Yeah I suppose your right, and specially I don't want to polish the guitar with recycled material hehe.
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#23
Quote by Kivarenn82
be wary of practicing when you're not feeling 100%

When you're not feeling like you want to practice or when ill.. you'll begin to make rougher, grosser movements as opposed to more precise and correct movements when you're fresh.

don't try to force it out if you don't feel up to it


Excellent advice. I practice about 3-4 hours a day now that I'm at college, and though I'm often very motivated because there's a lot to work on, there are some days it just doesn't go as well and I know when to pack it up - it'll save you a lot of headache. If you can't give it your all (or almost), you might end up just frustrating yourself and developing bad habits.

And if you're tired, do what I did the other day - put the guitar down, put your jazz book under your head and just take a nap in the practice room.
#24
ive never had practice time fly by in that extreme of a way. usually when i really get into learning a certain part of a song that ive been stuck on, it makes 30 min seem like 10. but then again, i usually practice straight off the comp where there is the time in the corner of the screen.....