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What are some of your practice habits and how long do you practice? I'll start: I usually try to practice five hours a day, but lately I've been feeling lazy and have only been practicing one hour a day. =( When I practice (especially long) songs, I like to break them down into miniature songs or segments because my memory is kind of shaky. If a song requires a certain technique that I can't do, I usually go to youtube or to someone who knows how and practice different instances that the specific technique is used in songs (examples are: sweep picking, string skipping, harmonics, etc...) If I have somewhere to be on a certain day, I usually take an unplugged electric so I don't have to stop playing. Those are just a few of the things I do, any advice or interesting things you do to practice?

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Re: Practice habits? i usually just play for about 8 - 10 hours a day, i work on theory at other times and i study music theory at college, i have a guitar lesson once a week for half an hour with the best guitar teacher in the world . . . . . okay maybe not the best but he is certainly amazing. i look at various lessons on youtube taught by my favourite guitarists to help develop my playing so it is more eclectic, if i come across something i can't do, i practice it until i can . . . simple as that :)

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Re: Practice habits? we usually start off the lesson with a bit of written theory, little bit boring but definitely helps with songwriting and composition. then i usually show him something that i;ve written or something i've tried to play but need a hand in getting it perfect, and he'll show me how to do it, then he'll show me something he's written and teach me how to play it, this gets me used to using positions and chords that maybe i wouldn't use normally :) i think that's all we do to be honest :)

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Re: Practice habits? I play at least 2 hours every day, taking a day off every now and again, or when i feel inspired to play i may be playing up to 16 hours a day I tend to spend most my time soloing going throw different scales, chords, and playing styles rather than learning songs i also study alot of theory and will be studying other aspects in college shortly as well as getting guitar lessons witch i have never had

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