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V.com weekend vote: What is your best time of day for practicing?

The Weekend Vote

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Published: June 28, 2014 at 11:33 PM [UTC]

Night and Day

Some people are night owls, others are early-risers. Often times, our busy schedules don't allow us to choose the optimum time for practicing. But if you could choose any time of day, what would be your best practice time, to really concentrate and accomplish things?


From Kathryn Woodby
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 1:50 AM
Problem is, morning is my best time for everything! And it doesn't all fit! :)
From Kevin Keating
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 3:57 AM
Any time will work, but my favorite time to play is evening. Something about dusk and nighttime that's always drawn me. Also, my muscles feel a bit looser at the end of the day than they do in the morning.
From Jo Parker
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 4:24 AM
has to be as late as possible in the evening, just before bed, then my brain will 'soak' everything overnight :) well don't know if it does but that's when I practice best 9pm to 1am :D
From Emily Grossman
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 7:59 AM
Morning is for stretching and gathering one's self for the day. Late night is for dreaming and planning and brilliant ideas. I practice late into the night...

From Anne Horvath
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Lark here, although if I can spread practicing over the course of the day, I will.
From marjory lange
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 12:56 PM
I rise early, and use a bit of that time for warm-up and bow exercises--helps my arthritic shoulders.

During the day I'll grab practice any time a minute shows up, but the favorite time is either before work or early evening on into the night. Problem is, both those times require practice mute, esp. the 5:00am...

From Peter Charles
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM
Best at 4.00am but it is not popular with the neighbours, so i usually do 9.00am to 9.00pm and I find twelve hours is enough anyway.
From Marco Brancalion
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 2:24 PM
I didn't read the option "at night", so i voted "evening".
Usually i like to practice in the 2.00 - 5.00 (in the morning) time frame :)
From Nozomi Tanaka
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM
My teacher says that playing in the morning allows you to really hear your flaws- but if you play late at night, you start to think you are better than you actually are, especially with intonation! This might be really subjective but does anyone else agree?
From 108.180.75.65
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM
My hearing is most acute in the morning. This is the time of day when I make my most progress.
From Jim Hastings
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 4:55 PM
I voted Early Afternoon, which has only 9% at this writing; but I actually follow a split routine -- 2:30-4 PM and 6:30-8. Start and end times not exact here, but this gives the general idea.

I'm a morning person and start my days at 4:40 AM -- no connection with A-440. I'm in business for myself and prefer to do most of my work before noon and then hit the gym 4 days a week -- M-T-TH-F -- 12:30-1:45.

From Steve Reizes
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM
I'm not really sure when the best time, is it is all about when I have time and that is in the evening.
From The Weekend Vote
Posted on June 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM
I have a hunch that split times work really well! Seems like a lot of people like early in the day for technical things, and later for "making music."
From Richard Watson
Posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:57 AM
I always found that 60 to 90 minutes just after a lesson was most productive of all.
From Barry Nelson
Posted on June 30, 2014 at 2:12 AM
used to like late night, but mornings seem better these days
From Kit Jennings
Posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM
"I have a hunch that split times work really well! Seems like a lot of people like early in the day for technical things, and later for "making music."

I tend to agree with this. i wish I were a morning person. then I'd get up early and tackle intonation and scales.

From 87.96.182.54
Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:39 PM
Due to work i practice in the evening but on weekends it's during the day aswell. Evenings feels more productive for some reason.

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