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Topic: How long do you practice?  (Read 1882 times)

Offline grisaia

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How long do you practice?
on: June 12, 2015, 08:34:49 AM
I've always been spontaneous when practicing something. I would not practice for a few days, the spend an entire day practicing.
How many hours do you practice piano daily? How do you split up the sessions?

Offline coolpianoman

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 12:21:20 PM
I think it is important to practice regularly not have a big ‘splurge’ for a full day say once a week.  I have taught meditation and the same thing applies – better 10 minutes every day than a long session every now and again.  Incidentally I usually start with scales and exercises although sometimes I put in 15/20 minutes of them in between practising the pieces.  2 hours practice is my minimum and I have a 4 hour session when the mood takes me.  With a nice Steinway model B late at night with just my music light on it is easy to lose all sense of time. 

Offline michael_sayers

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 02:35:22 PM
I think that is it - consistency and one's state of mind when practicing are what counts (and how one practices . . . ).


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Offline callalily90

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 07:00:58 PM
I do not practice every day, but I try for 45 min - 1 hour. I agree with the above poster that consistency and state of mind matter. If I am in a bad mood / tired and I know I won't practice well, I don't waste my time. If you practice sloppily I would argue that it actually hurts your improvement more than does anything for you.

Offline dogperson

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 07:45:05 PM
I agree heartily  about practicing daily. In addition, it more beneficial for me to break up the practice into smaller time segments than a lump of time

Offline dcstudio

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 08:45:08 PM


I spend usually 2-3 hours a day at the piano... when I get obsessive -- up to 12. 

Offline louispodesta

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 10:46:12 PM
I think that is it - consistency and one's state of mind when practicing are what counts (and how one practices . . . ).


Mvh,
Michael
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Offline sammmue

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 12:39:51 PM
I do four everyday if i have holidays but if not then 2

Offline pencilart3

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Re: How long do you practice?
Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015, 07:25:01 PM
I spend 2 - 2.5 hours a day... oops... my mom started putting restrictions on it  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(
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