June 6th, 2012, 10:25 AM
I've been thinking about this for a while and finally just decided to do it. I work in an office and have a 1 hour lunch break. I took my Affinity Esquired Tele, Pocket Pod (with earbuds) and Ipod and tossed them into a gig bag in the back of my Ford Explorer.
Yesterday, during my lunch break, I drove 2 minutes to a nearby park, plugged in and jammed to my ipod for about 45 minutes.
Was just wondering if anyone else out there has any "unusual" ways to get practice time in? I can feel my playing improve already :rolleyes:
June 6th, 2012, 10:30 AM
When I worked in office and school maintenance I used to have an instrument hidden sometimes. Guitar, uke, mandolin, whatever. Most of the schools had something resembling a piano which was great on night shift.
June 6th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Awesome man, that's inspiring. I sometimes have months where I get up at 5 or 5:30am to get 2 hours in before the kids get up. It can be rough but looking at 7am with 2 hours of practice time already done is pretty awesome!
June 6th, 2012, 03:23 PM
One of the guys I play with works for the government and he has a piano he got somewhere at his office. Me, no...I can always drive 5 minutes to GC if I have an overpowering desire to play a guitar.
June 6th, 2012, 05:11 PM
I practice in my office at lunchtime - through Vox Tonelab ST and phones. I also have an amp at work, but that's only for late nights and weekends!
June 9th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Yes! Live pretty close to work so I bike home every day to get 40 minutes in.
June 9th, 2012, 04:26 PM
I keep a guitar behind the door to my office and pull it out at lunch. We recently moved to a new building and the new offices have big glass windows without any blinds, so everyone can see inside; so no more practice in the office. The video guys have been kind enough to let me practice in their studio while they are out to lunch, though... so I'm still getting my time in.
I play a Tele unplugged usually and use the metronome app (Guitar Toolkit) on my iPhone to keep time. Try to make it a "real" practice session; productive time instead of mindless noodling. That I save for the evenings when the wife and I are watching TV... :smile:
June 9th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Any time, any place, it has my respect!
I'm lucky enough that I can drive home for lunch and get a few minutes of hang-time with my Tele.
Hats off to those who take their instruments with them.
That is passion!