Practicing format?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Groovski, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. Groovski


    Sep 20, 2002
    My happy place
    I have a terrible practice habbit. I tend to run over the same thangs over and over (in meter of course). I'm in the rut. I would like to get into a good practice habbit of about 1-2 hours per night. 1/2 the time spent on Electric and 1/2 on upright. Anybody have a routine, something like what I am looking for, the do already?
    ie.....10 mins of this
    10 mins of that, and so fourth.
  2. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I believe the main thing this is going to come down to is discipline. Odds are pretty good that you have the material in your mind already, it's just time to force yourself to practice things you don't know.

    Here could be an example in the "10 minute" format:

    10 min: Rhythm practice to warm up. Do you have some rhythm exercise you know that can help you warm up?

    10 min: Play 2-3 songs you "know well" to help warm up. Pay particular attention to your right and left hand technique.

    10 min: Sight reading. There are SO many books out there to sight read from.

    10 min: Learning new songs.

    10 min: Ear training. Intervals, chords, blah blah blah.

    10 min: Techniques. If you're into slap/pop, double thumbing, tapping, tap-dancing, whatever.