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Old 2004-12-31, 05:42
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No kidding about that! I like to play 1 hour+/day but that isn't always the case. Sometimes I find that taking a few days off actually helps me believe that me playing sounds better to me. Does anyone else get that or understand what I'm saying? It's like 2 days off actually hels my playing?

try going about a month without playing, yeah, youll have to get back to where you were, but you will also approach the instrument with a whole new perspective
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Old 2004-12-31, 07:02
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I've noticed that too, Soul. There were times when I felt that my playing wasn't going anywhere and I was churning out the same riffs and licks over and over, day after day. Then one day I just decided to go on a little haitus of about 2-3 weeks and well, I guess it worked - I came back with a fresh mind and I'd 'forgotten' some of the annoying habits that were littering my style. As a rule of thumb, I'd say too much of anything - including playing guitar - will lead to detrimental overkill.
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Old 2004-12-31, 07:09
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depends every week...

from 5 minutes each day till 1 hour ... some days i play like 5 or 6 hours...
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Old 2005-01-07, 14:38
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How much do you practice?

For the first few years, I practiced CONSTANTLY... I wore out a LOT of needles (rember those... records) learning from my favorite players. I've played for a little over 22 years now... and I pretty much sit down and play a couple of times a day... 30 minuts or so each time... I'm not dogmatic about it like I used to... I just love to play so it's not something I have to force or keep track of.

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Old 2005-01-07, 23:07
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i play every day, mostly in the weekend its a bad day so i tyake a 2 day rest and start again

mostly around 4 hours a day
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Old 2005-01-08, 11:12
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I spend about 5-6 hours on the guitar everyday.when im bored, i stopped for a few days.The hours will increase if ive got new songs or licks to play..
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Old 2005-01-19, 07:05
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like most of you i play 1-2 hours a day (either i'm smoking pot or not ;-))
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Old 2005-01-19, 07:49
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like most of you i play 1-2 hours a day (either i'm smoking pot or not ;-))


that, like, makes you...so cool!
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Old 2005-01-19, 08:32
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i play for minimum an one hour a day but some days i practice scales, some days i'm writing riffs for my band, other days just jamming favourite songs, i try and mix it up and try not to 'overkill' on certain areas.
I last had a break in July, that was for 10 days, as soon as i got home i whipped the guitar out and i was playing so freely, it does do you good to have a break, i try and break every 3rd or 4th week, i band practice on tuesday's and when i want to break i don't play guitar between practices.
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Old 2005-01-19, 10:36
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I usually play five or six hours a day, not all at once though.
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Old 2005-01-19, 11:55
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I fully agree with the "take a break" consensus.

I try to play everyday (avg over 3 hours) and I get much more outta my sessions if I have a goal. I have some pretty good gear so that helps me want to hear what I'm playing even more. Every now and then I may take a day off here and there. The day after the break, it really does feel fresh and new.

So fresh and so clean...
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Old 2005-01-19, 19:43
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Old 2005-01-20, 16:30
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all up, id say 3 or 4 hours or something...
but when me and my friends get together for rehearsal, its almost non stop all day, recording tapes and such.
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Old 2005-01-20, 16:37
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how can anyone find the time to practice 4 hours a day and still have time to go to school and have a job and have a social life? or a girl....
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Old 2005-01-20, 16:44
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1 - school holidays dont have to go to school
2 - usually play at night anyway so even if there was school id still practice for that long
3 - social life, me and my friends are all into music, therefore most the time we're playin guitars and shit together.
4 - I'm a chick so I dont need to go out and find a girl

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Old 2005-01-20, 16:54
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1 - school holidays dont have to go to school
2 - usually play at night anyway so even if there was school id still practice for that long
3 - social life, me and my friends are all into music, therefore most the time we're playin guitars and shit together.
4 - I'm a chick so I dont need to go out and find a girl

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Old 2005-01-20, 16:55
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Old 2005-01-20, 17:00
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Sometimes I get into slumps....or my guitar isn't crunching like I want it too....so I won't play or a day or two either. Than I start ti feel bad though and HAVE to play guitar for the whole fucking day.

sometimes that happens, its like your fingers are not cooperating, you fuck up pinch harmonics and sweeps and that gets you pissed.

I play a couple of minutes every day I guess, some days I don't play at all and some days I play for a couple of hours. I usually don't play a lot in the weekends because I'm allways gone.
I don't have a 'routine' so to speak, badass riffs just pop into my head, sometimes I grab a good guitar book, I used to play with cd's but I don't do that anymore, it bores me.

ah and ofcourse I've got band practise at least once a week, thats about 2-3 hours there. well actually 2 because we bullshit a lot and take a lot of breaks to smoke/drink. haha.
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Old 2005-01-20, 17:03
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5 - proffessional freeloader

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