I thought I'd take a little survey and find out what the consensus is on practice. I'm definitely not the best student myself, but the occasional woodshedding seems to go a long way! So, I thought I'd ask: 1) Do you still practice? 2) How often do you practice, and for how long? 3) What does a normal practice consist of? (Types of drills, exercises, etudes, that sort of thing). 4) Anything peculiar or unique about your particular practice habits? For me, I have 3 band practices a week. One band gets together for 4 hours, twice a week. (Original music). The other band I'm in (covers) gets together for one practice, for 3+ hours. Outside of that, I practice about 30-60 minutes a day during the week. I work about 50 hours a week and have a 3 hour daily commute for work. It really limits the time you have for anything else. On the weekends I practice about two hours a day, sometimes less. I try to vary my practices up. Sometimes I'll work on ear exercises, technique, and dexterity only. Other times I concentrate more on theory, sight reading, and chords and scales. Sometimes I'll just sit down and try and learn songs. Some of it depends on what my instructor gives me, sometimes I'll just work on whatever my heart desires. I try to avoid all distractions while practicing. I unplug my phone, and usually put up the Do Not Disturb sign on my door so my roommates are respectful. I hate wasting time when I don't have much of it to waste.