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Thread: Practice Schedule?

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    Metronome of Doom Axe-aholic's Avatar
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    Practice Schedule?

    I've recently become convicted that I need to organize my practice time and have something of a schedule. My goal is to become as virtuosic as possible So I've gotten rid of my social life and have set aside 6 hours a day for practicing. My problem is I don't really know what I should be practicing. I made up this little schedule thing and I'd apriciate it if any instructors/wise-old-guitarists had any input on whether I have a proper balance of topics and whether the time put into them is appropriate. I'm planning on doing:

    1.5 hours- Song Learning (Electric)
    .5 hour- Transcribing
    1hr- Solfege practice
    1hr- Application of Theory/Improvisation practice
    1hr- Technique/Exercises
    1hr- Classical Song Learning

    Also, any thoughts in general about practicing off of a schedule would be appriciated. Thanks.
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    Why not just read one of the best articles on the subject for yourself:

    http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/131
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    Do you remember Eagleheart? That's Me...

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    either one......... or both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleheart
    Actually I did mean http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/131 but yours is a good article too
    "It's a long way to the top if your going to Rock N' Roll!"

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    Metronome of Doom Axe-aholic's Avatar
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    And with a little searching I also came up with this:

    http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/122


    Thanks, guys, it seems like Eric saves the day again
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    Thanks guys...
    I really didn´t do anything though =)

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    Ahh yes, but your hard work going into those articles sowed some seeds of malignant terror into the rice fields of our minds!

    I mean, your articles help us all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe-aholic
    Thanks, guys, it seems like Eric saves the day again
    Yes, that's typical of Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkaku

    I mean, your articles help us all!

    Indeed. With the help of articles from Eric, Guni, and Jamey Andreas, I almost don't say "I wish I had a teacher, I wish I had a teacher' all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe-aholic
    I wish I had a teacher' all day long.
    Speaking of teachers... check mine out:
    http://www.bill-peck.com/Downloads/G...nterJam.01.wmv
    This is him giving a Morley Clinic at a guitar store

    This guy is the best guitarist I think I've ever seen live. He is very melodic and has a great presence whilst playing. You can see many more vids of him at his website even one with him jamming live with Tremonti at a Creed sound check.

    Or is it just me? What do you all think? I hope I can play like this someday.
    "It's a long way to the top if your going to Rock N' Roll!"

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    Wow. That dude sure has talent in the old fingers department. Hours and hours and hours of practice right there... he has good rock facials as well.. and they are important... no one can truly say 'I'm there' as a rock guitarist, without the wincing, agonising facials when executing all those finger mashing feats of madness up on the tiny strings.

    Meedley-Meedley-Meedley-Meedley-Meedley-Meeeeeehhhhhhhh!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkaku
    Wow. That dude sure has talent in the old fingers department. Hours and hours and hours of practice right there... he has good rock facials as well.. and they are important... no one can truly say 'I'm there' as a rock guitarist, without the wincing, agonising facials when executing all those finger mashing feats of madness up on the tiny strings.

    Meedley-Meedley-Meedley-Meedley-Meedley-Meeeeeehhhhhhhh!!!
    Yeah Sakkaku, and check out the popup on his home page: www.bill-peck.com

    He's going to be playing on Michael Angelo's next album
    "It's a long way to the top if your going to Rock N' Roll!"

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