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I practise only songs
5 16%
I practise only exercises
2 6%
I practise exercises and songs
20 65%
1 -2 hours
14 45%
2-3 hours
8 26%
3-4 hours
4 13%
4-5 hours
1 3%
5-6 hours
3 10%
6-7 hours
0 0%
7-more... hours
2 6%
Voters: 31.
#1
What do you practice when you are playing guitar?


and how long do you and when do you start and end?

I start practicing about 11pm and end at 2pm and sometimes 4pm


I practice mostly songs and a few exercises.


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#2
Wow, I was just about to make a thread on this.

I feel really jealous of a lot of UGers, cos some have been playing for 2, maybe 3 years, and they're amazing. I've been playing for over 5, and I suck, at solos especially. Maybe I just don't practice enough...

I just play when I want to. I never force myself to practice, I'd get bored of it that way. I learn songs and play excercises from guitar magazines, usually for about 2-3 hours throughout the day.
Last edited by sashki at Jul 9, 2008,
#3
imagine how i feel i`ve only been playing for a month or two now that`s being crap
#4
Quote by ruffdog64
imagine how i feel i`ve only been playing for a month or two now that`s being crap

Well, you're just starting.
I see people who've been playing half as long, who play 10 times better. That's kinda discouraging...
#5
i`ve read so many threads where people compare them selves to others and i see them getting dispondant so i don`t , each time i play something makes a little more sense or sounds a little better one day my wife will be impressed , at least the cats stop running away now
#6
Quote by sashki
Wow, I was just about to make a thread on this.

I feel really jealous of a lot of UGers, cos some have been playing for 2, maybe 3 years, and they're amazing. I've been playing for over 5, and I suck, at solos especially. Maybe I just don't practice enough...

I just play when I want to. I never force myself to practice, I'd get bored of it that way. I learn songs and play excercises from guitar magazines, usually for about 2-3 hours throughout the day.

Sounds exactly like me.

I'd never be able to keep a practice regimen or a specific time when I practice... I'd get bored and quit. Basically, I play whenever I'm not out with my friends, working, or on UG.
#7
Quote by hrdcorelaxplaya
Sounds exactly like me.

I'd never be able to keep a practice regimen or a specific time when I practice... I'd get bored and quit. Basically, I play whenever I'm not out with my friends, working, or on UG.

same as that with me i don`t have a time limit on when i have to be good , before i die would be nice
#8
Quote by sashki
Well, you're just starting.
I see people who've been playing half as long, who play 10 times better. That's kinda discouraging...

Don't worry about it...I've been playing a little over a year now and only recently started to experiment with solo's. I practice A LOT more now, and it really helped. Just focus on what you want to play, and practice it. I used to jump around a lot, which is why I STILL don't know how to play all of Sweet Child O' Mine...which is one of the first songs I tried...

so yeh, don't get discouraged dude...practice and smoke all the noobs...like me......lol
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#9
I practice every day, either at home or on the gig (if you can't practice on stage, where can you practice? )

I find it important for me to practice scales in all positions (pentatonic, major, and various minors), to learn new chord positions and to learn new songs. I also practice various ornaments (hammer-ons, vibrato, bends, etc.) while practicing improvised solos over a MIDI file or Band-in-a-Box chord progression.

I save the most difficult new fingerings until after I'm warmed up, and play something that is fun for me to end every practice session.

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#10
funny you say that about warming up being new to this an "F" chord is still a night mare for me but after practicing either chords or scales i can now hold it with no buzzing woo hoo! if only for a couple of strums
#11
Quote by ruffdog64
funny you say that about warming up being new to this an "F" chord is still a night mare for me but after practicing either chords or scales i can now hold it with no buzzing woo hoo! if only for a couple of strums

Play it as a power-chord instead:

e|-----
B|-----
G|-----
D|--3--
A|--3--
E|--1--
#12
Well i always play 4-6 hours a day. I usually practice with songs but if I'm really struggling with a technique or song i practice exercises 8 hours a day straight. And i also play Camptown Lady and speed it up so it helps with my soloing A LOT. When i feel like I'm ready, I challenge myself by learning a new song. I've been playing for 1 Year 5 months and I'm learned The Trooper by Iron Maiden. I know most of the solo but 2:17-2:21 I'm having trouble with because I can get it started but when it gets sloppy when i try to keep it going.
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#13
I got my guitar in early 2006 and I still suck. It's mainly because I have no idea what to do. I try songs, but my interest in music changes before I get to finish the song. Plus it's frustrating doing the same thing over and over with no success. I try doing patterns and stuff, but I don't know enough and I don't see any progress. This is why I'm sometimes on and off. I'd probably be great now had I'd practiced for hours a day up until this point. Now I'm atleast learning theory but I don't know what to do with it. I don't want to quit, I want to get better, but I don't really know how.