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#1 Post by 1118916GB » Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:10 pm

Hey people, will I get really good if I practice every other day for 3 hours (Monday, Wednesday, etc)? Or should I practice everyday to get better? I want to get good in the saxphone but I don't want to play a limited amount of exercises for one instrument and another. and also my legato workout can really burn me out so a day of rest might be nice. I want you musicians to give me your input please. and tell me straight up "Yea doin it every other will make you a virtuoso like Steve Vai" or "No way you have to be consistent everyday to become a virtuoso"

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#2 Post by The Prez » Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:39 pm

Practice makes perfect, or almsot, yeah just keep building up.

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#3 Post by Thereasonulive » Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:00 pm

I practice using stevie VAI's 10 hour workout exercise

Also when u pratice start out slow cause then speed can come in time

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#4 Post by 1118916GB » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:05 pm

ok so will I lose anything if I practice, skip a day and practice? Or can I still become a virtuoso. I want to know specifically but thanks for the replies so far.

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#5 Post by Real_Confusions » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:08 pm

Thereasonulive wrote:I practice using stevie VAI's 10 hour workout exercise

Also when u pratice start out slow cause then speed can come in time
Sweet! I have a copy of that, too. Never really tried it, though.

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#6 Post by fyrie » Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:33 pm

Some might not agree with me, but my advice is simply: practice exactly as much as you want to. That means if you want to practice 4 days straight and then take a week off, do it. You should really only play when you are feeling inspired to, otherwise you will be reinforcing mechanical behavior. I’m not saying don’t practice technique. Many of use are inspired to practice technique for hours on end.

I know most people think practice makes perfect, but think of all the people you know who practiced every day at piano or some other instrument and are totally mediocre/uninspired players.

One more thing: It is very difficult to excel or even become proficient at more than one instrument. Some people just have the knack though, so if you feel yourself gravitating towards something else at times, let your heart guide you.

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#7 Post by 3D Warrior » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:14 pm

Real_Confusions wrote:
Thereasonulive wrote:I practice using stevie VAI's 10 hour workout exercise

Also when u pratice start out slow cause then speed can come in time
Sweet! I have a copy of that, too. Never really tried it, though.
dare to put a link? with some detail on the practice?
Please :)

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#8 Post by Real_Confusions » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:16 pm

3D Warrior wrote:
Real_Confusions wrote:
Thereasonulive wrote:I practice using stevie VAI's 10 hour workout exercise

Also when u pratice start out slow cause then speed can come in time
Sweet! I have a copy of that, too. Never really tried it, though.
dare to put a link? with some detail on the practice?
Please :)
It's actually in an issue of Guitar World.

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#10 Post by 3D Warrior » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:53 pm

Thereasonulive wrote:i just went to http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/s ... ut_tab.htm
Thanks looks hard core...
i woudner why it's called 10 hour work out :roll: LOL! :lol:

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#11 Post by Real_Confusions » Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:43 pm

3D Warrior wrote:
Thereasonulive wrote:i just went to http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/s ... ut_tab.htm
Thanks looks hard core...
i woudner why it's called 10 hour work out :roll: LOL! :lol:
It looks okay as a tab, but you really need the article to know the full...effect of the exercises.

Vai talks about every little exercise and how long to do each one, etc. It really is an involved lesson.

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#12 Post by Js1000btb-JEM7V » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:25 am

guys u know where i can find that lesson?

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#13 Post by SalamanderExcess » Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:19 am

You can get the powertab for it, i only did half of it, i actually got aching hands so i stopped!

Anyway, practicing everyday is better i think, more constant so youll remember everything easier!

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#14 Post by Wis Redz of Silvanost » Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:00 pm

well I used to work with the 30 hour workout but that was last summer. I used to get up at 4 am and then work until 2 pm. If you don't want to practice 10 hours a day don't do so. I wanted to give as much time as I could without hurting myself so I figured the 30 hour workout is nice for me. But I agree with fyrie. practice as much as you want to. If you try to force a 10 hour workout on yourself and stick to it for a couple of days half-heartedly you will find it difficult to stick to the program soon. I know it because I could not do the 30 hour workout this summer. So practice as much as you can and want. But make the practice sessions fruitful. if you practice 3 hours a day in a way that is realy fruitful you might advance a lot more than someone going through a mundane 10 hour practice session a day. And keep in mind...

"In Practice there's a Perfection"

Victor Wooten - Victa lol :)

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#15 Post by guitar_man_6 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:30 pm

Practice for 2 hours on weekdays (every day), and then 6-8 hours in the weekend. Practice everyday gets you into a better mindframe, and will make your muscles stronger, and your practice flow better without the disruptions...

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