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vincejonesiii  
11 Sep 2009 09:33 | Quote
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whats your record for playing guitar in go inning stoping only for food and the head(bathroom)

mines about 14 hrs

my finger hurt bunches after that
Empirism  
11 Sep 2009 12:13 | Quote
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I think its 7 hours. That was in our band training. Then I recorded couple hours some stuff on home after that if it counts... but anyway
carlsnow  
11 Sep 2009 12:52 | Quote
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in the back of an Econoline van from hell on some arid stretch of tour hell, during a 'lost weekend' - were two plank-sters myself and 'jimmy'
jimmy and i had been very bad boys and were very awake after loading out in Gnashville to hit Memphis then Austin.
the - most - boring - ride - ever - period.......
so 'Jimmy' and I are in the back after Gnashsville show VERY awake and seeing trails of some sort.
we also had a buddy namned Jack with us and decided that , since the Gnash-show was evening and the Mem-show at Antenna was "day'(all ages)
we'd Practice our way to said club .. ist one to stop had to do away with 1/4 of Jack
made it ...
played it
'Jimmy' stopped GOT HIM'
almost kills Jack
Econoline points to Austin(Voltaire's)
i'm still 10 hours playing as is 'Jimmy'
i miss a lick
then almost kill Jack
'Jimmy' Does
sleep followed
it was something like a dual-12-hours though Jack made these confused-facts painfully, and i mean painfully , clear to us
and the owner in cow-town

one of the best guitar lessons i can recall, lol


RAWK!
Cs

Heather  
11 Sep 2009 14:01 | Quote
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Haha Carl your ride sounded like it was fun I suppose :P Well, I certainly bet watching you guys go crazy playing in the back of a van during such a long ride would be anyway, lol!

I think my longest time may have been something around 8 hours. That was when I was ill, with a real weak spine due to my spinal stenosis, plus a headache. TV, reading and basically anything that wasn't just lieing down seemed to hurt. But, I couldn't stand the bordom. So I decided I'd just pick up my guitar and play all day whenever I wasn't resting...it didn't really help my headache much, but still.
MuseFan  
11 Sep 2009 18:36 | Quote
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Bout 10 or so hours from badn practice to then going home and practiceing by myself (i have no life lol)
BodomBeachTerror  
11 Sep 2009 19:10 | Quote
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hmm i see 7 -10 hours is standard, no wonder im not as good as some of you
EMB5490  
11 Sep 2009 19:53 | Quote
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well if you count sleep ive acctually played for 2 days and 4 hours straight. i watched tv on the 5th hour. no joke i just locked myself downstairs and played. over the summer... i came out with like 10 new riffs pages of lyrics. and knowing how to play many songs. i did it at a time where i was frustrated with my playing...
EMB5490  
11 Sep 2009 19:53 | Quote
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if u dont count sleep prob just a day so liek 12+ hours?
TheEbida  
11 Sep 2009 20:25 | Quote
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If we are being honest here..... well..... I am a pansey flower boy cause I just started playing about one month ago (love it) and the longest I have played at one time is approx... one hour... I am a Puss...
Heather  
12 Sep 2009 05:05 | Quote
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Welcome TheEbida. I did that when I first starte too, after a while you seem to get more stuck into it. Now I think I'm probably getting to th epoint where my guitar is my best friend, I'm starting to spend that much time with it now!
EMB5490  
12 Sep 2009 07:37 | Quote
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one hour? ive spent an hour fixing my eq :)
Ozzfan486  
12 Sep 2009 08:35 | Quote
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I spent a week. Turns out somebody turned my mids up and I usually have them scooped lol. Mine is probably like 3 hours because I get bored easily. And once you run through everything you know, and jammed on it, and your creative mojo is gone, it gets pretty boring. But, If you count breaking to check mail/eat/sleep then I'd say it was a couple weeks during summer vacation.
JazzMaverick  
12 Sep 2009 10:09 | Quote
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Vince, no offense, but what on earth did you do during those 14 hours?? Within that time you could have understood so much about the guitar.

Then, long hours are impressive only if you keep up those hours, but if you practice that long and then take a few days break (or more) it won't be very effective in the long run.
EMB5490  
12 Sep 2009 10:39 | Quote
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indeed.
Ozzfan486  
12 Sep 2009 11:31 | Quote
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Yup.
AlexB  
12 Sep 2009 12:21 | Quote
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I Used to play 7 Hours everyday for the first 2 and a half years of playing =D
BodomBeachTerror  
12 Sep 2009 13:16 | Quote
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no wonder you are so dang good...
J05H  
13 Sep 2009 11:47 | Quote
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36 hours
me and my band were trying to write a song so we bought a lot of 5 hour energy shots and jammed all night
league  
14 Sep 2009 04:26 | Quote
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oh I'll be realistic id say 5 or 6 hours.

now on and off when I was learning I used to go 12 hour days trying to learn.
vincejonesiii  
14 Sep 2009 11:44 | Quote
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@ jazz i usually play that long on weekends when i have nothing to do

and i play for 2-3 hours on week days
lol

ironman91313  
14 Sep 2009 14:52 | Quote
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142 hours
BodomBeachTerror  
14 Sep 2009 14:59 | Quote
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i seriously doubt that
ironman91313  
14 Sep 2009 15:07 | Quote
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I dont like to talk about it, but it happened
patleh  
14 Sep 2009 16:05 | Quote
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i go about five hours
EMB5490  
14 Sep 2009 16:08 | Quote
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lol 142 thts like a huge amount of time...

i practice each day from a min of 2 hours to like 9 hours on a weekend when i have nothing to do. but 9 is one a week, prob average with school now its like 2 or 3 not what id like...
BodomBeachTerror  
14 Sep 2009 16:14 | Quote
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probably the most ive played at once is around 5 hours, i dont keep track. but i spread my playing out alot over the day, like half an hour or so here and there when i have time or nothing to do
league  
15 Sep 2009 00:30 | Quote
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Same here BBT. If I didn't step outside my room or stop playing for more than 5 hours straight it would be torture.
EMB5490  
15 Sep 2009 06:26 | Quote
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well somtimes u get really into it and you can just go.
JustJeff  
15 Sep 2009 08:59 | Quote
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Anything longer than 4 hours in one day will destroy your hand instead of doing something good.
vincejonesiii  
15 Sep 2009 10:37 | Quote
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didnt know that dude
ill keep that in mind
but the way i play its prolly like 40 min lol
cus i play like malmsteen and gilbert kind of stuff
lots of technical stuff going down on the fretboard
-Afro samurai
JazzMaverick  
15 Sep 2009 11:01 | Quote
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I don't agree Jeff, it makes sense when it comes to Andy McKee and all who play in New Age genre but if that particular musician is dedicated to their instrument and career then they should practice as much as they can (with breaks inbetween, of course).

However, I'm talking about serious practicing, not 142 hours of whatever it was they did...

During practicing sessions you shouldn't just constantly be playing guitar anyway, you should also be studying the theory to music, too.
BodomBeachTerror  
15 Sep 2009 11:10 | Quote
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yeah i spend alot of my "music time" on guitar pro writing, or sometimes i sit down and try to figure something out on the piano (i learned the first part of Turkish March in like 2 minutes, and i dont play piano at all) and im taking theory lessons now, so i have homework with that to do as well
JustJeff  
15 Sep 2009 11:56 | Quote
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Well, I stand by what I say because it happened to me. I used to consistently play guitar 4-6 hours a day, every day.

After a year of that dedication, my left hand constantly cramps up and has had a few scares where I have lost all feeling in my hand. Of course, I do have carpal tunnel in the family, and that is probably why I need to be careful.

It was narrowed down that the constant strain from guitar on my left hand is the reason why I have lost a lot of strength in that hand. If I continue to play like I used to, I would not be able to move my hand at all.

You can be passionate about something, but you need to do everything in moderation in order to keep your body happy as well.


Not everything in playing guitar is about theory and.... well playing guitar. A big part of learning to play guitar is listening to other people playing guitar. :) That's what most of my time is spent doing now. Studying other people's approaches to guitar and how they have developed their new techniques.
carlsnow  
16 Sep 2009 04:54 | Quote
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JustJeff says:
A big part of learning to play guitar is listening to other people playing guitar.



Truer words were never spoken ...Kudos Suh!
BodomBeachTerror  
16 Sep 2009 11:05 | Quote
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yeah thats true, i can just sit and listen to inspiring music then do something ive never thought of doing on guitar
JazzMaverick  
16 Sep 2009 13:01 | Quote
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@ Jeff, real sorry to hear that! You've got great skill, I hope it doesn't get worse. :( And I agree with your view, I suggested breaks inbetween but it depends on the person, like you've said. I also strongly agree with your view on observing others. That's another reason why I like hearing everyone's views/opinions here on the forum.


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