I think taking regular short breaks (e.g. 15 to 30 minutes every 45 to 60 minutes) is important for avoiding fatigue. Personally, I'm a "slow starter", i.e. it takes me about an hour to warm up before I'm able to produce acceptable results, even when starting with simple pieces, so taking long breaks is not an option for me, because I would have to start warming up all over again. I sometimes practice for four hours a day on the weekend, practicing pieces with increasing difficulty and tend to get better and better during a practice session.rogerleec wrote:After practicing steady for a certain length of time, do you find yourself starting to make more mistakes instead of getting better?
For instance, after about an hour and fifteen minuites of practice I start makeing more and more mistakes I must put the guitar down and come
back a couple hours later and then do another session of practice.
i can sit down, pickup the guitar,tune quickly and begin playing.I admire musicians who can just pick up the guitar and play with hardly any warm-up at all, but they may be rare?
I myself love this routine too as it keeps me 'in the game'. During my little breaks I like to do stretches. I think stretching cannot be emphasized enough!jkircoff wrote:I tend to practice for about 20 minutes at a time, then I take a 5 minute break. I find this relaxes the muscles and the mind, and helps keep practice from becoming monotonous.
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