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How often should I practice my guitar a day?

Asked by pplufthesun (607points) May 24th, 2008

How often should I practice my guitar a day?

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Awww's avatar

Well I used to be in a band known as Cake, and I had a pretty tight schedule so its safe to say whenever possible…. Every waking minute.

8lightminutesaway's avatar

at least once day, even if its only for 10 minutes. It really does make a big difference, those 10 minutes. When I was learning to play that was what my teacher told me to do, and I learned so much faster because of it. Make it a daily routine if your really into it.

autumnofage's avatar

Normally when someone picks up an instrument that they want to play they play it every chance they can and don’t look at it as needing to practice. Do you really want to play?

robmizelldotcom's avatar

I don’t want to sound offensive, but in all honesty, you shouldn’t have to ask. It should be something you want to do and you have to want to get better. There are really good players that practice for 8+ hours a day. But it’s not forced, they’re truly curious as to how to get better and honing their skills.

I also agree with Awww. If you want to be good, you have to practice more than anyone else out there and be so good they can’t ignore you (thanks Steve Martin.)

Adina1968's avatar

Constantly…If you want to be a great guitarist. Some of the greats even slept with their guitars.

kevbo's avatar

Uncle Tim’s First Year recommends an hour a day. Twenty minutes of scales, twenty minutes of chords and twenty minutes of songs you like.

@Awww, were you seriously with Cake as in the Cake?

Randy's avatar

The Cake is AWESOME!

iamnathanjohnson's avatar

i don’t have a definite time but like for me…when i see it sitting i really want to just pick it up and start playing. Then I play for like an hour.

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