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Jimmy
09-29-2008, 12:08 PM
My friends (a lot of them play guitar) and I were discussing how much we practice. I said I try to get maybe an hour or so every day. One of my friend said she practices half an hour every other day, and another of my friend said he liked to practice 2 or 3 hours every day.

My question is how often do you practice? And do you think it's enough?

haole
09-29-2008, 12:24 PM
Depends on your definition of "practice." XD I have the uke on my lap a few hours a day, and usually I noodle on it while watching TV. But as for real, serious practicing...maybe a half hour a day.

Jimmy
09-29-2008, 12:29 PM
Yeah, I always sit with my uke in hand at the computer. I don't always play it, but it's very comforting, you know? But if that counts I easily clock up an extra two hours or so :P

dhkane
09-29-2008, 01:24 PM
Everyday when I can, by myself, just picking. It's not at any particular set time. Only when I'm free. It can be early morning, lunch time, and in the evenings. It all depends.

Tuesday and friday evenings, I meet up with other uke players and jam from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. But when we do play, it's through a set of songs.

OrangeDice
09-29-2008, 01:30 PM
I have been practicing everyday for a couple of hours. The minutes just pass by, especially if I'm really mad at a song. :P I usually go through some scales and chords, and then get to practicing the current song.

jsigone
09-29-2008, 01:39 PM
I get 1 to 2 hours a night about 5 days a week. Trying to learn as much as I can. Its like an addiction!! I learn a new riff or song every other night.

JPono
09-29-2008, 02:48 PM
I do about an hour a day, six days a week.

thesoobz
09-29-2008, 02:58 PM
for the past 3 months everyday at least 1.5 hours a day but usally 3 hours. im ADDICTED> haha its like so fun =) haha

freedive135
09-29-2008, 03:20 PM
Normally about a couple hours of noodling at work then about 2-3hrs a night and about 4-5hrs on weekends.

schmittie120
09-29-2008, 06:13 PM
with all the credits i am taking this semester it is hard but i try to get a half an hour in a day at the least

BluesDrive
09-29-2008, 06:32 PM
I probably clock up to around 4-5 hours mon-thu. Something along the lines of 6 hours on Friday and maybe like...2 hours a day on the weekends. Seems a lot but I just sold all my harmonicas, my drumset is trashed, and it's hard to keep volume control on a guitar(since most of my string instrument stuff is done at night).

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-29-2008, 06:40 PM
holidays now... so whenever!!
maybe when, if, i buy a video camera thing.. ill pot a better vid than my last ;)

jjsdad
09-29-2008, 07:06 PM
Unfortunately, I probably spend more time reading UU than practicing the ukulele. :(

grappler
09-29-2008, 09:37 PM
i havent been practising at all!!!! =[

i will be practising a little harder after this week.

grappler
09-29-2008, 09:39 PM
btw, im in need of new motivation.... any suggestions? i need something that will MOTIVATE me to practise again... lately i havent been feeling well therefore my lack of time practising is not that great!

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-29-2008, 09:57 PM
Unfortunately, I probably spend more time reading UU than practicing the ukulele. :(

me2... and the comment below you seems so to haha

so i guess not only us

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-29-2008, 09:58 PM
btw, im in need of new motivation.... any suggestions? i need something that will MOTIVATE me to practise again... lately i havent been feeling well therefore my lack of time practising is not that great!

think that you are one of the few good ukulele players in Australia... everybody on this forum whose from aussie (yes i checked u all out) r really good :D

not many of uz either...


*note.. not saying i am good.

grappler
09-30-2008, 12:46 AM
think that you are one of the few good ukulele players in Australia... everybody on this forum whose from aussie (yes i checked u all out) r really good :D

not many of uz either...


*note.. not saying i am good.

OH please mattt!
haha
u made me chuckle there. love your dragon to bits too!
not good mate... always room for improvement but havent been practising in ages.. im really rusty now.
but this week for sure, imma blaze it up and rip it up aussie styles.
(watever that means..) :uhoh:

deach
09-30-2008, 01:14 AM
btw, im in need of new motivation.... any suggestions? i need something that will MOTIVATE me to practise again... lately i havent been feeling well therefore my lack of time practising is not that great!

How can you look at your custom and not want to play? That thing is like a fine woman, every time you see her, you just have to make some sweet as music with her.

Ukulele JJ
09-30-2008, 02:08 AM
btw, im in need of new motivation.... any suggestions? i need something that will MOTIVATE me to practise again... lately

If you don't want to practice, then don't practice. Just play.

JJ

deach
09-30-2008, 02:19 AM
The only time I "practice" is if I am going to record a song. Otherwise I just play whenever I get a chance.

grappler
09-30-2008, 03:07 AM
If you don't want to practice, then don't practice. Just play.

JJ

i never said i dont want to practice.
please read my post correctly before posting.

grappler
09-30-2008, 03:08 AM
How can you look at your custom and not want to play? That thing is like a fine woman, every time you see her, you just have to make some sweet as music with her.

yeah, i just didnt have time to practice with everything going on atm.
Yeah for sure ill play her more. thanks deach, shes a gems isnt she
hehe

uke142464
09-30-2008, 03:15 AM
30 mins to an hour everyday id say, just depends on what else i gotta do:D

LonnaB
09-30-2008, 03:30 AM
I usually play at least two hours every day. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

Ukulele JJ
09-30-2008, 05:15 AM
i never said i dont want to practice.
please read my post correctly before posting.

Yikes! :eek:

:uhoh:

Look, if you need motivation to practice, then obviously there's a part of you that doesn't want to practice. If you did want to practice, you wouldn't need motiviation, eh?

Sorry if that's a sensitive issue for you, but that's my take on it. I've been there, believe me.

So all I'm saying is that it might help to free yourself from what can sometimes feel like the obligation of having to practice. Just play whatever you want to, instead of what you might feel like you "should". Boom! Instant motiviation.

Of course, "play" and "practice" are fairly artificial categorizations anyway. Really, you're operating the ukulele the same way in both cases. It's just a matter of how you feel about the notes you're playing. Any scale can be a song and any song can be an etude.

Have you ever read "The Inner Game of Music"? I highly recommend it. Some good stuff on dealing with the "will" to play music.

JJ

Ukuleleblues
10-01-2008, 02:28 AM
I never really think of it as practice becasue it is so much fun, I am actually just playing to entertain myself. The more you play the better you get and the better you get the more fun it is. The only time I call it practice is when I am going to perform somewhere and I want to make sure I can remember the words and songs for a specifc set or specifc songs that may fit the show, like a Country and Western or 20s theme.