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Is It Wrong To Not Be Practicing 24/7?
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 Posted: Sat Sep 5th, 2020 02:09 pm
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Theodorekidd
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Hey All,



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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 Posted: Sun Sep 6th, 2020 04:38 am
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I think you need a balance to your life as well as to your music

Exercise, fresh air, family, love, work, art, music etc all need time and space in your life.

Daily practice is great, but 24x7? No.
Experience the rest of life too, and bring that back to your music.



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 Posted: Sun Sep 6th, 2020 05:43 am
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100%. I've been spending time away today and feel a lot more refreshed. Stay well man.



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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 08:40 am
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The practice rutt... lol, oh yea', been there.

Just wait until you get to that place where, even though you push yourself to do something different, it all still sounds like "YOU" :)



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