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How long do you practice on average a day?
How long do you practice on average a day? Please be truthful.
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How long do you practice on average a day? Please be truthful.

How long do you practice on average a day? Please be truthful.

  • 45 mins to 2 hrs(51% : 19 votes)
  • 15 to 45 mins(38% : 14 votes)
  • 2 to 6 hrs(11% : 4 votes)
  • 0 to 15 mins(0% : 0 votes)
  • 6 to 12 hrs (I practice all day)(0% : 0 votes)
  • 12 hrs + (I even practice in my sleep)(0% : 0 votes)
Total Voters: 37

Playing a piece is easy... Playing it right is not...

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Not many votes here, come of people... participate...help a guy out here.dancing

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Its really hard to say. With my work, I tend to play 2 to 4 times a day. I do travel some and I keep a cheapo violin shaped noise maker in my vehicle. I stop at rest stops and play in the back or out by the trees for 15 minutes or so at a shot. (rain or shine) Then, again during the night most days. Once in a while I get a wild hair and get more then an hour in a setting, but not too often.

 

 

*** Edited : I'm a fiddle player, I voted, and I endorse this poll   violin_girl

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There's no category that describes my practice days, which is some days I might only get in 10 minutes, while other days I might get in 3 or 4 hours. Some days I don't get any practice time. There are times when I might go several days with no practice. 

Let the bow flow.

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My practice schedule is about the same as Fiddle Chick's. Pretty inconsistent - practice when I can for how long I can. I now leave my fiddle out on a stand rather than in the case so I often pick it up just to practice a quick scale or run through a piece.

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
~~Albert Einstein

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November 8, 2014 - 12:35 pm
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What I think Dennis was referring to was the first post on this thread. The Poll.
I agree, there should be hundreds of replies already. With 2000 visitors every day (no idea how many on the forum) polls like that should be very active.

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I voted... and to clarify...I am in the one hour every day, except Friday, Sat and Sunday when I get my hours and sometimes 2.   :)

If I didn't have such a demanding job (time away from home).. I would play 3 hours every day.

One major milestone that I hit is that I don't get sore .. nothing hurts after a practice. ... (unless it is non stop swallowtail  or fast stuff.. )   Then I get tired and hot... but I don't get the pains I got the first year... when 20 minutes used to hurt. :)

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I normally practice 45 mins to 2 hrs but some days I do more and some days I do less.

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smiley-face-punchingfacepalm

 

EVERYBODY GO TO THE FIRST POST AND VOTE!

 

PLEASE START READING AT THE TOP OF A THREAD....dazed

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Just figured out you have to be logged on to vote.semiquaver-1214

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I responded 15-45 but that's only when I get to practice.  It's not every day unfortunately and usually I can't get time until 9:30 or so - so practice only lasts until I am too tired to continue!

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cdennyb said
Not many votes here, come of people... participate...help a guy out here.dancing

Up to 12 voters now. :)

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Midnight shift worker here so when I get home of a morning before the wife wakes up I lock my self in the down stairs bath room (and hope I don't wake the sleeping Bear, she kinda grumpy if she don't get her beauty sleep out) and practice for 45 to 90 mins then I'm off for a nap.

 

Mark

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First, I practice on and off most days for about 5-15 minutes at at time about every hour or two -- whenever I need to take a break from work related stuff, which is tedious and irritating enough, to require frequent mental decompression breaks. 

Second I imagine that the reason there aren't more votes is that unless topics get bumped frequently, they scroll off of the Recent Forum Posts sidebar and go into hibernation. 

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Thanks everyone for answering. ;)

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I voted for 15-45 minutes a day, but, to elaborate, I usually practice around 30-45 minutes on weekdays and (if I'm lucky) 60-90 minutes on weekend days. On days that I work from home, I might squeeze in another 15 minutes of fiddling at lunch time.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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It varies with me but usually at least 45 minutes..Half the time of last year.

 

John

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It wont let me vote.  

 

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I'm logged in but there is no way to chose an option...

 

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@1stimestar - that looks like the "result" of the poll - like after you've voted - and I notice that the "15 to 45 minutes" result is highlighted - the highlighted option would reflect the choice you had made....  

Odd -  try reloading this page and see how it comes up and if it's still the same, maybe bring it to admin's attention.    This was a poll I was unaware of, and I voted on it just a few mins ago, and it worked fine here.

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