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Old 2005-06-22, 14:39
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Shit 4 - 5 hours a day. Who cares if it's sad you don't go out much. With that much practice, you'll be a Shreading Maniac! I need to practice more....
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Old 2005-06-22, 17:21
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haha i wish - i can't get that ravenous solo down !!!! I am an ok all rounder but i am definitly just an intermediate - the way people talk on this forum gives me the motivation to want to practise and learn this instrument instead of wank away
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Old 2005-06-25, 20:46
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at the beggining like all the fucking day, now 2 hours a day, and in the weekend all fucking day, im playing right now.

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Old 2005-06-25, 20:54
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I play for about 2 hours a day
I practise about 4-5 hours a day generally between 1am and 6am

Been doing this for the last 2 months or so and my playing has got a lot better.


My practise regime is like this:

Warm up exercises : accending and decending 1-2-3 2-3-4 etc until I am at about 170 bpm (then using 4 fingers, string skipping, different fingerings etc)
get speed up in my strict alternate picking playing plug in baby by muse.

Modes, Scales, Theory

Sweep picking ( i am truly awful)
4 note runs
Finger stretching Legato runs

Attempt to play the cool ravenous solo and fail (can play it all but not at speed apart from the last decending part)

Play some bodom stuff

Tremolo Picking

Two hand tapping


Go through it all again

Sleep


Until i have that ravenous solo nailed and my picking is exceeding 200 bpm in almost everything i do then i will calm it down a bit. I normally play clean so i can hear mistakes - distortion can hide them.

Maybe I am quite sad but of the few times i do go out to parties etc, I normally end up thinking i am wasting a night of sweep picking. Sad i know

I have no life


You will have a great life one day as a guitar god if you keep practicing like that. It's a hard life to live at the moment, I'm sure, but it will pay off big time in the future. I would think in a few yaers at least.

Push hard brother And have some fun too.
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Old 2005-06-27, 16:58
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no enough. i try an hour a day, but my goal for this coming schoolyear is to play until i get carpletunnel, and yes, i probably spelled that wrong. just figured id add that cuz someone always has to be a smart ass and correct the hobbit about shit like that.
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Old 2005-06-27, 20:25
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I try to play at least 2 hours a day. If I don't have time for that then I get in at least 1 hour.
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Old 2005-07-04, 22:57
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I normally get an hr everyday, or try to. Its hard to juggle work, photography, my relationship and guitar. But... I can't play at all right now because I dont have a guitar. SHould be in wend.... I HOPE!!!!
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Old 2005-07-04, 23:34
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Most of the time i get bored and go play for 20 mins-30 mins 5-6 times a day. Usually depends if i have learnt anything interesting that needs work, or if i have found something interesting that need learning.

Some times ill play for like 2 hours if i feel the need.
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Old 2005-07-05, 10:16
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hey everyone, i'm new to the forum. just thought i'd introduce myself

I practice either a whole day or nothing. Cuz once i start i can't stop or if i'm busy well no guitar.
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Old 2005-07-23, 03:26
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it depends how inspired/motovated i am. when i get back from my guitar lesson i play for like 3-4 hours because my teacher is a death metal expert.
but other than that i guess 1-2 huors but more if im trying to learn a song or in the process of making up a riff

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Old 2005-07-23, 03:39
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about 2 hours daily.
max 4. i dont want to get bored or anything.
my record is 9 though
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Old 2005-07-23, 03:39
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when i get back from my guitar lesson i play for like 3-4 hours because my teacher is a death metal expert.


Thats pretty much the same here... it's great having a teacher who is into the same style of music that you want to play. My first teacher used to tell me what songs I would learn, and it was all crap that I wasn't interested in so the motivation wasn't there.
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Old 2005-07-23, 10:46
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Hi, I'm new here to the Metaltabs forum.
I probably practice an hour at least everyday. Not necessarily proper practice, I just stuff around. Every so often I do some theory.
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Old 2005-07-23, 15:58
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I practice from 0minutes to 2-3hrs a day on and off. I don't have anything set...I'll practice some songs or try to learn new stuff. I also just fuck around and sometimes come up with something I like and keep going with that.
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Old 2005-07-23, 16:01
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I just pick it up and go. Sometimes its not even a minute and other times I can't put the damn thing down.
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Old 2005-07-23, 16:58
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i find the best way to improve playing is by playing with other musicians. We normally just jam for 3-4 hours once a week and even just played gigs with jamming sessions (made a dialogue and just went from there). Each time we played we just chose a scale and a tuning and went with it. From improvising like that you learn to appreciate the need for other musicians. I could wank on guitar all day and night but it means nothing if you can't play with other people.

In an earlier thread i talked about practising 4-5 hours a day. I did that for 2 months but now i have a job i only play for about 2-3 hours. There is a huge difference from making riffs and practising. My songwriting goes to shit if i don't play with other musicians, and while i can play with the best of them, that at the end of the day is the most important thing.

Listening to Nile makes me want to chop my guitar up into firewood and piss the flames out. Hopefully one day i will do the same for someone else
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Old 2005-07-23, 17:52
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I made a regimen for the summer which i try my best doing. It calls for 10 hours, i achieved that for at least 17 days this summer, but we been moving. You won't find me playing less than 6 hours a day, almost ever. I have an hour for everything, and there is the regiman on the back of my guitar notebook. And this is what is basically is:

1 1/2 - Learn New scale everyday, and perfect the previous one the day before, i am not going to lie, i have been not keeping up with this hour as much as i should.

1 - Chords- i just like put on the metronome and play through alot of chord inversions, this summer it consisted alot of all the 7th chords, and i know over 60 places of where to play 7th chords on the fretboard from this hour.

1 - Exercises - i always always always make up my own, because doing that really pushes my limits and makes me be more innovative in general. I have the metronome, and i just pick a goal thats extremely hard, and get it done, no matter what, often i go over the time limit with odd ones. (try double picking each note of a scale, but do them in triplets, and accent on the beat, much hard then it looks, the last thing i conquered which used up the whole hour)

1+ - Musical meditation - dont make fun of me for the name, this is where i probably gain the most from. I pick something i need to work on, like vibrato, and sit there an consentrate on what i am doing for an hour plus straight. I have gotten pretty good at this, and now the hour often turns into an hour and a half becuase you seriously dont even realize.

1 1/2 - music writing - the most important aspect of music. I just come up with the most creative ideas that i can, and thats at times a drawback, cause my ideas sometimes arent expanded upon to be a song, but they always turn up later.

1 - Ear training - another hour that is often skipped because i forget how important it is. Its probably the second most important to music writing, because i feel making music is done so others and you can LISTEN to it, i try to make my ears as good as possible to be a accomplished listener, and get the ideas i have in my head out easier.

1 - Song learning - This hour is often skipped, because i find it less and less important to play others songs, but i am working on Tender Surrender to make a perfect track of it. You guys can play as fast as you want, and may think that is the hardest, but to appropriately copy and mimick Steve Vai and others like him (not many) is probably one of the hardest things you can do by any artist.

1 - Classical guitar - Whatever my classical teacher assignes.

1+ - Jamming - just me playing while watchin tv, or on the computer, i made up a regiman where the guitar is pretty much in my hands at all times, so really i probably have the guitar in my hands for way past 10 hours everyday, but they are just exercises to keep my accuracy up with legato exercises.

(This regiman fluctuates depending on my schedule, this often goes to be less, but i have had days that have easily reached 15 hours of FOCUSED playing, and you can practice for all 24 hours of the day everyday, but if your not focused it dont mean shit)

I know this regimen may be a little extreme and alot of you probably dont believe it and just think i am just making myself look better, but i know how much i practice, and how it shows will be the important part. I dont do it so other people think i am a hard worker, i do it for the results i want. . . to be an accomplished guitarist as any of you want to be as well.


Edit: Sorry for my long replies people, i just get going, and dont feel like erasing any of it
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Old 2005-07-23, 18:00
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all i can say is a credit to you!

i agree with you about learning other styles in your practise time - i learn flamenco and classical on alternate days to give me different solo ideas

keep it up! you will be more then accomplished!
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1 1/2 - Learn New scale everyday, and perfect the previous one the day before, i am not going to lie, i have been not keeping up with this hour as much as i should.


If you play for 10 hours I dont think thats much of a problem. Tremendous dedication you have. i play for around 2-4 hours but some days i dont fit any in.

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