Daily Practice Schedule

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  • #183613
    James Thomas
    James Thomas
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    Hey all!

    I thought it would be kind of cool if we all shared what our general daily practice schedule looked like! It may be a cool way for some folks to see what others do and take some inspiration and tweak their lay out accordingly! I work two jobs so my time is a tad more limited than I’d like BUT I always make sure to make time at least once a day, more recently I’ve been able to get two sessions in.

    Warm ups/ stretches/ scales 10-15 MIN

    Previous teaching/lesson/concept: 15-20 MIN

    New Lesson/teaching: concept: 45 MIN- 1 HR

    Practice songs (new, old, original, whatever) 10-25MIN

    #183616
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    I don’t have a daily practice schedule because I simply can’t manage to keep myself to it(or more importantly I don’t have the time). I usually just noodle which helps figuring out new Melody lines and working on vibrato amd stuff like that.

    #183620
    James Thomas
    James Thomas
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    That’s awesome Ids! What ever works man! Haha I wish I could do that but I used to do something similar to how you do it and I found myself too easily distracted if I didn’t keep my self to a specific lay out. So the last few months I’ve been trying it this way 🙂

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    #183621
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    For me the distraction isn’t really the problem. Trying to get an applied physics master degree is pretty time consuming(and it usually fries my brain). So I rather kind of try to practice getting the essentials right(vibrato, bending and more importantly Melody) so that’s what I do. I would honestly love to have the time to do the whole practice schedule but I so ply kinda don’t. I just pick up my guitar whenever I have the time and noodle or try to sing some songs while I play them(yes I do like to sing)

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    #183623
    Ed Seith
    Ed Seith
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    I have about a 20 minute warmup and development routine I try to do at least 5-6 days a week, and after that it’s kinda freeform on days I have time, whether I play songs I know, jam improv over some stuff, learn a new song, or whatever.

    Warmup:
    ALTERNATE PICKING EXERCISE – 5 mins
    Descending outside picking, ascending inside picking, then
    Descending inside picking, ascending outside picking.
    (both picking each note 4 times on a 2 note per string pentatonic shape)

    FRET HAND WARMUP – 2 mins
    a pattern warmup I do trilling each finger in 8th notes, triplets, then 16th notes along to a metronome, so two notes per beat, then three, then four

    DOWNPICKING WARMUP – 3-5 mins
    Set the metronome and play through some Metallica riffs

    HIGH SPEED ALTERNATE PICKING EXERCISES – 8 minutes
    This is an exercise I got from Ben Higgins, who does a “bad ass …. ” lessons series. I’m using it to close the gap between imrov speed and pre-written lick speed. I’m woefully inadequate on the latter, and it’s all in my head. Hector gave me some tips on that, too, in his “controversial” video

    LEGATO EXERCISE – 3 mins
    I think I got this from one of Syn’s legato etudes

    SWEEPING EXERCISE – 3 mins
    This is from Lesson 79, I think. Right now, working on 3 string sweeps and will work my way up

    And that’s it. Some of them, if I have time, I will spend more time on. I usually go right from this to working on speeding up the “Wasted Years” solo I’ve been working on (I did a video on it) and then see what I feel like doing, on days I have time.

    #183633
    Adin Shepherd
    Adin Shepherd
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    I’m still developing a structured practice routine, focused primarily on improving technique. Much like Ed’s it will cover warm ups, alternate and tremolo picking, economy and sweep picking, legato and tapping.

    I am aiming for around an hour a day, 10 minutes on stretches and warm ups and 10 minutes per exercise.

    I just need to put together a second set of exercises so I can alternate every other day.

    I have also started working on music theory during my downtime at work and listening to podcasts on the commmute.

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    #183662
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
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    No routine. It depends on the day. A lot of tone its just practicing songs and solos I wrote. A lot of the time I literally just pick up the guitar and improv right away. Dont let myself think while I play.

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    #183807
    Jaylen Owens
    Jaylen Owens
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    WarmUp- Stretches,Scales 20 mins (not counting stretches)

    Picking-Downpicking,alternate picking,

    Legato- Noodling- however long i really fill like it.

    i try to practice 8 hours a day during the week with schools its difficult maybe like 4 hours but on the weekends 7 or 8 hours a time.

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