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Comment by Brent Faloon on June 20, 2010 at 10:08pm
Sometimes a break, voluntary or otherwise, does wonders for progress. That's been my experience anyhow. There are times when I don't touch a guitar for days, weeks even, and then when I do it's like wow, I amaze myself. Is it just me or does anyone else experience this?
Comment by ebby-the-dreamer on June 20, 2010 at 10:00pm
after a 7 month break from my sweet guitar (due to surgery and a rough recovery) i've picked it back up and started playing and practicing. didn't realize how much i missed making music till i started making music once again.
Comment by Brent Faloon on June 14, 2010 at 10:16pm
Hello All. Although I have been playing guitar for nearly 40 years now, I still consider myself a newbie. There is always so much more to learn, so much more to try. Too often in recent years I have found myself taking the easy path when it comes to my playing. Hopefully by dropping in here from time to time I can find inspiration (or at least motivation) in the enthusiasm of those for which the journey is just beginning, and maybe even pass a little something along that will be useful to the group.
Comment by Rosemary j. Lambin on May 29, 2010 at 10:09pm
Denny, the article was really helpful. Thanks for the link.
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:
http://leadcatpress.com/Feature%20Articles/Article11.html
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
Art,
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.
 

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