kirolak wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:12 am
Yisrael van Handel wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:46 pm
kirolak wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:21 am
The place where I work is closing for about a month for renovations, which is wonderful as I have time to practise, but not so good regarding commission
Be careful. I just retired. I went from practicing one hour a day to practicing three hours a day. And now I have tensynovitis stenosans (trigger finger) and cannot play at all. I hope it will pass soon, but be careful about suddenly increasing your practice time. Do it wisely. Do stretching exercises every day for the hand muscles and tendons. And warm up the muscles before starting to play. Warming up does NOT mean playing scales. It means massaging and stretching the muscles and tendons.
Thasnk you for the good advice, my 7 hours practise yesterday was also not the right thing to do
When I was young (20s) I did this kind of thing. At one sitting sometimes. In retrospect, it should be broken up, parceled, with periods of rest and attention to something else. Nowadays 2 hours is about my limit. But I might do it several times a day, with suitable entr'actes for other things: gardening, napping, whatever.
The problem, of course, is that life intervenes, and there are responsibilities that cannot be ignored, that take away from the desire to just practice, practice, practice, play, play, play. I guess I am lucky, as I am now retired, and the most demanding real world task for me is a quick trip to the supermarket or taking the garbage out.
I would counsel anyone to avoid the addiction, to maintain a reasonable balance in all things, even guitar playing.