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POLL: Time spent practicing vs. time spent on TB?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DirtDog, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. Much more time on TB than practice

    15 vote(s)
  2. A bit more time on TB than practice

    10 vote(s)
  3. About the same time on TB and practice

    4 vote(s)
  4. A bit more time practicing than on TB

    14 vote(s)
  5. Much more time practicing than on TB

    20 vote(s)
  1. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    OK - be honest here -

    As great a resource TB is, I'm sure theres more than a fair share of us who spend more time here than practice.

    Where do you fit in?

  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I can honestly say much more time practicing, but then I have to count two rehearsals a week (one per band), about three hours each. If you mean practicing at home... well... ;)
  3. I practice while I'm on TB. I just read posts and play stuff at the same time.
  4. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    there's a difference between practice and rehearsel.

    practice: getting your stuff down on your own time.
    eg, working on a part you are having trouble with or working out the inversions of Daug.

    rehearsal: a group of musicians getting their stuff down together.
    eg, working through a song, picking out trouble areas, working through those areas 'til they are clean, then working through other trouble areas.
  5. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    that said, i spent about 8 hours on talkbass this weekend, none rehearsing, and hardly any time practicing.

    wow, i suck.


    Nov 22, 2001
    Columbus ohio
    i have to be honest ,more time giging than time practicing these days because of giging so much lately,we have a weekend off so i intend to practice like 3 hrs a day for the next two weeks,i have certain goals in mind and when we get back on the road i hope there is a considerable amount of growth,i hope not to waiste this valuable time i want to work my butt off the next two weeks in my basement practicing,so i will see you all in two weeks
  7. Bace_Man


    Oct 27, 2002

    You've got to be kidding! ! !

    Practice time for me always exceeds time on line for whatever reason; TB or otherwise. I firmly believe the ONLY way to improve on your instument is to spend time on it! ! !
  8. I TB at work.

    I tried to practice at work, but the items in the next offices kept falling off the walls.

    So now I can only TB at work

    and practice at home

    and rehearse in the space

    and gig at the clubs

    and occasionally sleep.
  9. Lately I haven't been playing my basses at all. :eek:

    I know, I'm terrible. I've been playing my regular six string guitars trying to get good at the Blues.


    Mike J.


    Nov 22, 2001
    Columbus ohio
    theres no harm in that mike,as long as your playin the blues
  11. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I am only on TB when at work (I don't own a computer) I read & post at TB when I'm on hold, on break, or theres nothing to do. I can't practice at work. So TB and practice aren't in competition for me. Time spent on these activities varies but is aprox. the same at an average of about 2 hours per day.
  12. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I'd say definately spend more time with bass-in-hand than on TB, but a big reason is cause I am holding my bass at all time when I am in front of the computer...multitasking!!
  13. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    definately more time between rehearsing/practicing than on TB. Small bits of time on TB--which add up(during the day at work or later in the evening), rehearsing 2-3 nights a week on non-gig weeks.

    interesting thread...
  14. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I practice more now, I used to spend more time here on TB, but now I try to spend at least 2 hours a day practicing.
  15. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I spend more time on TB... But that is because I check it at work.

    I have a pretty crazy schedule, and I am usually lucky to get 15 minutes of practice in a day.

    I am trying to change that though....
  16. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    For me,TB is a way to wind-down AFTER playing.
    When I stash my stuff away after the gig or after I've run down whatever exercise or riffs I need to do by myself, or after rehearsal, I sometimes am not ready to let go of the bass guitar, even though I need to take a break from 'shedding or playing.
    That's when TB is the ticket for me.
    Amazing that the world at large does not discuss on a daily basis the gear, the sounds, techniques, etc. of the BASS.
    Sometimes I forget just what a cool place this is.
    Man, you can post about an axe or an amp or another players' incredible chops, and invariably someone will say "I hear that...PLUS...."
    Very Cool-
    Room for TB, playing, and practice.

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