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How many hours do I need to practice guitar a day to become professional?

I have been playing the guitar, seriously, now for about 2 months, and I have the ambition to join a band when I am good enough I practice 5 hours a day at the moment. Also what should I be practicing the most? Thanks

Asked By: fizms - 2/26/2010
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its impossible to tell. it not about how long u practice but material. study scales, triads/arpeggios, progressions, and as much theory as u can and integrate that into ur playin. also make sure ur techniques are on point, I been playin for bout 18 months and still have a long way to go. In the short period ive picked... More
Answered By: Devon - 2/26/2010
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Everybody is good enough. You just have to get discovered. <}:-})
Answered By: Private <}:-}) - 2/26/2010
 
trust me, you shouldnt force yourself to practice. If you really want to become a professional you have to love what youre doing truly. Personally I think 5 hours a day is more than enough even half an hour a day is good just as long as you love it and practice everyday.
Answered By: Lucy R - 2/26/2010
 
As a professional musician I put 10-12 hours a day in for many years. Now its about 2-3.
Answered By: Dad411 - 2/26/2010
 
practicing guitar is not a good way to learn. PLAYING guitar is better. just try to play around. dont try to make yourself practice. be sure to keep entertained by learing new songs and by getting new effects. and what you should be practicing most is writing music. thats probaly the hardest part about being a... More
Answered By: legobrix - 2/26/2010
 
There's several different things to know here. 5 hours a day for me got me good enough to become good enough to play in a band... but I don't consider just being in a band to be professional. I see tons of guitar players in bands who flat out, suck giant balls. I feel that I'm a million times better than they are... More
Answered By: Adam D - 2/26/2010
 
playing guitar professionally is something that takes years not hours. After 5 years of study with the best instructors and 5 or 6 thousand dollars in guitars and amplifiers, you should be at a point where you will know if there is a chance for you to make it as a professional... More
Answered By: Kab - 2/26/2010
 
To become a professional musician requires many years of tireless devotion to your instrument. You can't really equate it to an "hours-a-day" formula. You have to be driven. You have to have a burning desire to become the best musician that you can. But most of all, you have to love to play! When I was first learning... More
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Answered By: gtarczar - 2/26/2010
 
I honestly dont think anyone is a professional bcuz with the guitar there is always more to learn... More
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Answered By: $$*OrL@*$$ - 2/26/2010
 
You will need to continue playing for the rest of your entire life... More
Answered By: Kurt - 2/28/2010
 
practice songs and dont stop trying to learn even if it takes hours cause you will get good that way
Answered By: black metal ist kreig - 2/28/2010
 
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