Welcome To The Jon Rittmann Guitar Studio
At least once a week students will ask “How should I practice”. The next comment from them is something like “I put my alarm clock in front of me and when it reaches a half hour I know to stop practicing”.
While this is common among musicians, that is, to time oneself with the aid of clocks-stopwatches and the like it is actually a bad method and leads to unproductive practice. This routine usually results in watching the clock while practicing waiting for that big “alarm” to go off when one should be concentrating on playing the instrument.