Benji Flaming

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

Benji Flaming responded on 10/15/2010

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.

1000 characters remaining