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    Scales, Review, New Stuff, Jam out

    don't forget your metronome or drum machine!

    ROCK'N'ROLL player in the Tokyo, Japan
    Leader/Founder of the Gibson Les Paul Classic Crew (GLPCC)

    2007 Chambered Gibson Les Paul Standard in Ebony
    2006 Gibson Les Paul Classic in Natural Honeyburst
    2005 Fender Japan '57 Stratocaster
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  • #2
    I just play to backingtracks or to a song when playing at home.
    It's boring to play without bass & drums.
    So we try to rehearse as much as possible...
    And it's got to be loud ;-)
    Guitars: Fender 50th Anniv.Std. & Dlx. Strat, Fender MIM Std.Strat, Gibson Blueshawk, Hamer Special FM
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    • #3
      I go to rehearsal, we run the set.

      That's pretty much it.
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      • #4
        I am really lazy about this. I run up and down scales while watching TV sometimes. The rest of the time, I just play whatever I feel like.
        Guitars: Vox Standard 25 / Variax 700 / Fender Lite Ash Strat (modded) / Squier Affinity Telecaster (HEAVILY modded) / Variax 700 Bass / a slowly hatching Warmoth-based build
        Amps: Sold the lot and got an XT Live and never looked back (and got a Vox DA5 off me dear old mum for Xmas 2009, gawd bless er)
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        • #5
          Practice, what's that? All my practice time is spent here!
          I did a Google search on the letter "e".......the whole internet froze up.

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          • #6
            Play what you enjoy playing. I try to push myself and experiment with new fingerings or scales, but if I get bored I switch to something that is fun to play. I try to work myself into a "trance", which is when songwriting ideas suddenly start popping out of my fingers.
            At the end of a dream/If you know what I mean/When the mist just starts to clear


            • #7
              I go to rehearsal, we run the set.

              That's pretty much it.

              Me, too. Same thing at home, though I run through about 5-10 new songs a week and work on hard solo sections.

              Unfortunately, I feel like I've been at a brick wall for the past year. I think it's time I do something about it.

              If someone has a specific practice regimen, please post it here. I'd love to see what players do to advance their technique.

              I'm hoping _Pete_ or Alchemist will chime in (or Rocco)...
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              • #8
                When I get in a rut(same old songs over and over), I cruse UTUBE and the like and play along with anything that has a beat and guitar lines I can hear. Found a lot of fun songs that way.


                • #9
                  You know you're in HCEG when practicing is considered offtopic

                  I don't have a specific routine, I should though. Usually it's just playing whatever comes to mind, trying to find new riffs/melodies to use in songs, or practicing the difficult parts of a couple of songs I really want to learn to play (currently Eric Johnson's SRV and Dream Theater's Overture 1928).


                  • #10
                    Lately it's been:
                    Wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank, wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank, wank,wank,wank, (learn new song)wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank, wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,wank,

                    The incentive to practice in a coherent and determined fashion comes and goes for me. During the times when I'm *not* coasting, usually have a few particular aspects, technique, theory, songs, that I'll break down to the smallest possible bits and practice slowly and meticuously.


                    • #11
                      I haven't 'practiced' in years...
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                      Goetic Circle
                      Ashes of the Magician
                      UNDEAD PRIEST
                      In the Name of Majestic Hellfire


                      • #12
                        I don't practice mechanical things.

                        I take jazz lessons during the school year, so during the week I'm working on whatever my teacher assigns me...reading/playing the head, chord melody if applicable, getting the changes down, and then I put the progression into Band in a Box or jam over somebody's version of the track to practice soloing.

                        I like to the HC Sticky Jams, that helps me as a player. And I'll learn tunes when the mood strikes.

                        I'm more interested in developing my ear and melodic content than raw technique.
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