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Comment by arthur adams on May 29, 2010 at 2:44pm
denny, this article was very helpful thanks mucho
Comment by Gary Thomas on May 28, 2010 at 9:21pm
Denny, Loved the article. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Denny Baer on May 28, 2010 at 3:07pm
Maybe this article from Susan Palmer will help:
Comment by Newbie Dean on May 28, 2010 at 1:17pm
Being retired, i have the opportunity to practice through out the day. My gits are on stands in my "music closet" where I play. So, anytime I walk be and have a few moments away from the "honey do" list, I plunk away for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. The problem I have is that with these short "bursts" is that I play stuff I know and enjow instead of working on stuff I find difficult or new. I have to force myself in my oonger sessions to work on the "bad" stuff. Dean
Comment by Dianne-Jaye on May 28, 2010 at 12:31pm
I am no expert, but was recently reminded that the value of brief DAILY practices will outweigh an extended weekly session, at least for a beginner. I've been doing the same as Denny, picking up the guitar for 5-10 minutes in the morning. In addition to other benefits, it relaxes the mind as the day begins.
Comment by Denny Baer on May 28, 2010 at 11:39am
I recently read an article, not sure where, about the five minute practice. From what I got out of it was short, focused practices in between regular practices can be beneficial. So in the morning if I have a few extra minutes before I have to leave for work, I pick up my guitar and run through a couple scales or a new song I'm learning. Then off to work.
Comment by arthur adams on May 28, 2010 at 10:01am
thats a terrific idea, Gary. thanks. as a side benefit perhaps i'll regrow the braincells killed off by the tv
Comment by Gary Thomas on May 28, 2010 at 8:06am
Art....for me, playing scales, strum patterns, etc. is great during the news....set time, set duration..kills the commercials (smile). Not the time for new stuff...but works for refining skills.
Comment by arthur adams on May 27, 2010 at 10:00am
hi all,
i started playing fingerstyle about 2 years ago after a 20+ year hiatus. i'm totally enjoying it except that my work schedue causes erratic practise times. any suggestions on making my time more productive?
Comment by Steve Kline on May 17, 2010 at 9:32pm
"Try barre chords, first finger just lies across all strings. Works for me."
It's that easy and that hard.

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