Originally posted by Kris:
I would really appreciate any input into this as I need to change my current ways pronto and I need all the ideas I can get.
I would surmise from the above statement that you were open to advice. First thing you did was reject the first ideas because they were not what you wanted to hear. I wish you had said you just wanted to play before I took time trying to help you.
How's this: I practice two hours a day. :p How much advice, help, ideas did you get from that? OK so I'm being bombastic. You can't tell but I'm standing on my desk. :eek:
Let me lay it out for you. You need to rethink your approach of practice being something done in volume, rather than focused intent. That is the point I made and I believe what Pete was trying to tell you.
Efficiency in practice, getting the most return on your time, seemed to be your intent in posting. Did you just want people to tell you they practice longer, or they listen to ABBA when practicing, or... OK, not ABBA how about Captain and Toniel (I'm proud I can't spell that). :cool:
Learning to effectively and efficiently do something is key to excelling in it. So, do you just want to play or do you want to learn to perform magic?
Your choice, just let us know up front if you're just playing around. It will make the answers you get more concise.
I'm jumping off my desk now. No harm no foul.