Benji Flaming
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How many hours per week were you (or do you) practice your instrument?


Benji Flaming responded on 10/15/2010
A

0 or more. It really depends on how much traveling the band is doing, whether I have anything special I need to work on, and how strictly you define "practicing".

I have found, for example, that the lock-picking mini-game in the video game "Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion", makes a marked improvement in my timing (which, frankly, needs a little work at the moment), because it exercises the same skills as working with a metronome - listening very carefully, and moving my fingers at precisely the right moment.

I also find that playing "different" instruments allows me to maintain or enhance the dexterity of my fingers, while giving my ears something fresh and inspiring to work with.

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