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Old 06-24-2021, 01:03 PM
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Glass half empty or half full? I'd rather play than practice. Practice sounds too much like work...
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Old 06-24-2021, 01:06 PM
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90% of the time a guitar is my hands Iím writing a song, experimenting with chord changes and riffs for a song or practicing my vocal technique for singing an original song.

The other 10% of time is spent Gigging or jamming
Now that lock down is over I plane on changing the ratio to 50/50

I do not distinguish between playing and practicing
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Practice makes perfect,so It's said- I don't want to be perfect , so I play at playin-

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Old 07-04-2021, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Gordon Currie View Post
As a guitarist for 5 decades, often professionally, I no longer differentiate.

Whenever I 'practice' I am also focused on making every sound musical.

Whenever I am making music I also am aware that it is an opportunity to further polish my operational skills.

Playing vs. practice is a helpful (but somewhat arbitrary) distinction that is useful in the early stages of the journey, to help you allocate your time intelligently.

At some point you may realize that you need to do both to be a well-rounded guitarist.
I generally agree with this and am in the both/neither camp. Trying to get better at recording, and searching for inspiration and composing new songs certainly doesn't fit neatly in either of those two buckets and I spent a lot of time doing those things.
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