For the past decade, I've spent most days and nights singing and playing guitar, writing, recording, learning, practicing, and so on. There were days where I'd spend 16 hours just playing guitar. Spending sleepless nights studying, learning about the industry, and working at my music from a business standpoint has all taken up my time in more recent years too, reducing the time I have to practice music.
Now that I'm comfortable with my skill level to where I don't feel I need to practice 16 hours a day, I find that when I don't practice as often, I am more effective at pinpointing changes that need to be made to whatever it is I'm working on. It may seem counterintuitive but when I usually take a break of more than 12 hours from music practice, I come back with a refreshed mind and a new perspective on what I'm learning/writing/recording, etc.
Is this a healthy routine and the most efficient and effective for a practicing musician? I would say that I get more out of less practice and I've heard the quality over quantity comparison where it's not how long you practice, but how effective you practice.
I would love to hear your thoughts, thanks fam.
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