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#1 quilter1958

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:22 AM

I know some of you track your guitar practice either on a spreadsheet or in a journal. Would you mind sharing example as I am trying to start a journal but not sure what it should look like.

Thank you!

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#2 Matonanjin

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:48 PM

Sherry, I have a spreadsheet that I use to log my practice.  Each worksheet is a week of practice and it totals practice of that week by subject I'm practicing, by guitar, etc.  Then it maintains a running total of lifetime practice.  Of course it has a section for note taking for each practice section.

 

I will try and post a screen grab of it and post here.


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#3 Jusca

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:29 PM

Matonanjin,

 

I'd love to see what your spreadsheet looks like.  Can't wait to see it.

 

I used to have all kinds of logs..  Some homemade, some from Justinguitar, others from Musician's Way book website.  I pretty much have simplified it to a weekly focus of topics and brief details about what I want to do in my Evernote notebook.  I use a physical wall calendar to place a checkmark whenever I have practice for the day or a minus "-" sign whenever I've missed a practice.  So much easier for me these days.


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#4 Cavebear

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 01:10 PM

I made a version based on the 30 minute practice routine Steve talks about in a blog post. I find it easy if I can just sit down to practice and really only have to make a few notes on a piece of paper like the BPM or something I should watch out for to work on. If there isn't a lot of thinking about what I need to do when I sit down I find I can just set the timer for each area of practice and focus on what is in front of me.

 

I'm only on lesson 7 so I have only made a journal page for each week up to lesson 8.

 

This is a pdf of my excel file.

 

 

 

 

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#5 Acoustic M

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:04 AM

Sherry I have a logbook I use which I`d like to share but I cannot figure out how to attach a file to this reply? 

I have the file as a Word document or a PDF.

Can anyone tell me how to attach a file here?

I`m on a pc not a Mac.

 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:16 AM

Under the reply window, click the button for "More Reply Options". In the window that appears, you will find a "Choose Files…" button for attachments.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 03:42 AM

Sherry, I've been keeping my log with the iPad app Music Journal. It can be set to track time on task automatically, or the time can be entered manually. The only annoyance for me is that the daily time entries are saved every 24 hours (at a time of day you set) and can not be edited afterward if you goof or forget something. It has a built in metronome. It hasn't been updated recently, and that's a concern, too.

 

Here's a screen shot showing my past three years. My color code is:

Red: Current work

Orange: Review work

Yellow: Music theory

Green: Songs I've performed

Blue: Warmup exercises and songs I haven't performed

Purple: Unusual material

 

 

From left to right, you can make out the orange of my barre chord review (2014-15), the yellow of my theory course (2015-16), and recently the red of private lessons and Steve's major scale and speed & agility workouts.

 

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#8 quilter1958

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 11:48 AM

Thanks, All. I've started using a Bullet Journal so, I was actually looking for a tracker I can hand-write.

Sherry

 

 

L & M G: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

 

L&MG The Song Hits: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:48 AM

Sorry I took so long to reply again Sherry, had some health issues crop up.

Looks like you have gotten some great suggestions in the meantime!

Dianne,  thanks for the tip on adding in files to a post!

 If anyone is interested here is a pdf file of the journal i use, I like to write things down on paper but I guess I`m kinda old school that way   :rolleyes:

 

 

Attached File  Learn & Master Guitar Practice Log 2016 pdf.pdf   152.7KB   125 downloads



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#10 quilter1958

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:49 AM

Sorry I took so long to reply again Sherry, had some health issues crop up.
Looks like you have gotten some great suggestions in the meantime!
Dianne,  thanks for the tip on adding in files to a post!
 If anyone is interested here is a pdf file of the journal i use, I like to write things down on paper but I guess I`m kinda old school that way   :rolleyes:
 
 
attachicon.gifLearn & Master Guitar Practice Log 2016 pdf.pdf


Thank you for taking the time to post this. It's a good set up.

Sherry

 

 

L & M G: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

 

L&MG The Song Hits: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:19 PM

Sherry, I've been keeping my log with the iPad app Music Journal. It can be set to track time on task automatically, or the time can be entered manually. The only annoyance for me is that the daily time entries are saved every 24 hours (at a time of day you set) and can not be edited afterward if you goof or forget something. It has a built in metronome. It hasn't been updated recently, and that's a concern, too.

 

Here's a screen shot showing my past three years. My color code is:

Red: Current work

Orange: Review work

Yellow: Music theory

Green: Songs I've performed

Blue: Warmup exercises and songs I haven't performed

Purple: Unusual material

 

attachicon.gifThree Years.jpg

 

From left to right, you can make out the orange of my barre chord review (2014-15), the yellow of my theory course (2015-16), and recently the red of private lessons and Steve's major scale and speed & agility workouts.

 

The two summer gaps are -- ahem -- the two Guitar Gatherings!

Diane,

 

Over 2,000 hours of practice time in 3 years???  Wow, compared to you, I have been slacking!! 

 

I too use the iPad Music Journal app and absolutely love it.  Being able to easily see in graphical form what I have been practicing (...or not) keeps me motivated.  It is a shame that the developer hasn't keep up with the recent iOS updates, as I fear that the Journal won't work with the next version of iOS that Apple pushes out.  I might have to forego future iOS updates to my iPad in order to keep using the Journal, as that would be the lesser of two evils!


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

Sherry, I have a spreadsheet that I use to log my practice.  Each worksheet is a week of practice and it totals practice of that week by subject I'm practicing, by guitar, etc.  Then it maintains a running total of lifetime practice.  Of course it has a section for note taking for each practice section.

 

I will try and post a screen grab of it and post here.

@Matonanjin - Hi just wondered if you have a copy to share of your practice routine excel - it looks awesome,thanks.






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