How often do you practice?

How often do you practice?

  • Less than once a week

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Once or twice a week

    Votes: 4 10.3%
  • Three of four times a week

    Votes: 10 25.6%
  • Most days

    Votes: 15 38.5%
  • At least once a day

    Votes: 10 25.6%
  • 20 to 30 minutes a session

    Votes: 7 17.9%
  • Up to an hour a session

    Votes: 9 23.1%
  • 1 to 2 hours a session

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • More than 2 hours a session

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • I don't need to practice!

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    39

losaavedra

Member
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392
Location
Rojales, Spain
Again, not enough. Depends on what other things I have to do and sometimes a couple of weeks can pass and I'm not doing anything musical at all on anything. I don't personally feel there's any particular pressure on me to actually 'produce notes' but on the other hand I spend enormous amounts of time silently thinking about musical stuff of one sort or another. There's always mañana!!!
 

Mamos

Member
Messages
691
Location
Falmouth Cornwall
Well said Mike.

I do spend hours reading books on music and actively listening to jazz in particular.

I don't spend half as much time as I should with the horn in my mouth but I working on it.

mamos
 

Bari251

Member
Messages
71
Location
Norwich
I'm trying to catch up from a 40 year break from playing alto. My objective was to play like Paul Desmond before I was 75, but now that I have changed to baritone as my main instrument, I plan to play like Mulligan when I am 80. You are all invited to my 90th birthday concert performance. No point in having an achievable objective!
(Current practice piece is a transcription of Festive Minor solo from the 1953 recording)
Bari251 = Malcolm
 

jonf

Well-Known Member
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3,619
Location
Betelgeuse
Daily

I play every day when I can. Missed a day last week, due to dental anaesthetic making it impossible to play. On holiday this week without a sax, so will suffer terrible withdrawal symptoms by next Saturday.
 

Sloth

Member
Messages
102
Location
The cheap end of Brighton
It's my 2 months anniversary today, aah!

I like 20 mins or so in the morning before I go to work (not early!) and at least that in the evening.

I'm currently trying to get my fingers to do semiquavers, but luck is not on my side as I can't keep them crossed while I do it :D
 

dooce

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,411
Location
Daventry
I practice 3-4 times per week, but you can add to that the minimum 1 band rehearsal per week - OK not "practice" in the understood sense but any time spent with a horn in your mouth is good. For 12 years, the horn came out of the case only for gigs and band practice, so I have some catching up to do.....
 

Taz

Busking Oracle
Messages
3,626
Location
Rugby UK
I practice 3-4 times per week, but you can add to that the minimum 1 band rehearsal per week - OK not "practice" in the understood sense but any time spent with a horn in your mouth is good. For 12 years, the horn came out of the case only for gigs and band practice, so I have some catching up to do.....
I'm similar to Dooce, but my band don't practice (a concept I cant get my head around:confused:) I play about three times a week on average with some sessions lasting for several hours. As some of you know I busk occasionally and these sessions can be up to four hours, allowing for moving pitch and changing cd's etc.
With all this playing, how come I'm not a better player?... Beats me!
 

Col9

Member
Messages
58
Location
Northants, UK
At the moment its only 2 or 3 times a week. But its 2 1/2hrs on a Thursday. 2 Hours on a Saturday morning and I can easily waste a Sunday afternoon messing around on either sax.

Works hectic at the mo, so not much time in the week. Still might not be a problem for much longer :w00t:

col.
 

Moz

Senior Member
Messages
841
Location
North of Liskeard, Cornwall,UK
I play every day when I can. Missed a day last week, due to dental anaesthetic making it impossible to play. On holiday this week without a sax, so will suffer terrible withdrawal symptoms by next Saturday.
I'd like to see the anaesthetised saxophonist play, that would be funny :))). I used to have enough difficulty drinking a cup of tea after a tooth job, let alone try to play the sax. I get round it now by not having anaesthetic at the dentist; try it, it's not so bad and you leave the dentist as if you had never been, lovely feeling.

I would love to play everyday and used to until the wife started doing four nightshifts a week, especially as I don't start work until 12.30 in the afternoon. Now I have to tiptoe round the house until it's time for work. By the time I get home at 8.30 pm it's a bit late to start blowing the houses down.

Moz
 

JohnnyFletch

Member
Messages
68
I answered up to an hour at least once a day although the last few eeks have been very difficult so I haven't achieved much
 
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