Productive Practice Sessions by Gohar Vardanyan

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A nice little article about productive practice by Gohar Vardanyan via the Mel Bay site. Here’s an excerpt:

One of the questions asked most frequently when talking about practicing is “how much do you practice?” I have heard answers that range from 1 hour to 8 hours, to 10 hours a day. My own personal average for daily practice is 4 hours. After 4 hours, I feel that my concentration is no longer there. If I’m sitting with my guitar beyond the 4 hours, I’m just moving fingers and not retaining what I sat down to accomplish. If you practice correctly, actively, and in an organized fashion, you can accomplish the same amount in a shorter time span. You will also spare your hands and body from future injuries.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE via Mel Bay Blog » Blog Archive » Productive Practice Sessions.

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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