when it comes to practicing piano, i tend to have different exercises and etudes and stuff like that to cover all aspects of piano playing that i am currently working on.  lately though, i am very constrained on my time at the piano, so i need to cut down and practice only what's necessary.

does anyone have any good suggestions for some exercises/practice routines that are less time consuming/more concentrated/better?  this may seem like a lot to ask, but i just want to continue practicing and playing piano while i have these time constraints.

thanks in advance,
chris prijic
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you haven't really defined your time constraints, but at the very least you can always spend 5 minutes or less rotating scales, arpeggios, etudes, tunes, or just focusing on a weak spot or two.  it all adds up. frequency and rotation are probably more effective than duration under the circumstances...

just my thoughts...
for the most part, i won't know when i have time to practice till that time comes.  even then, i only have a few minutes at most to practice.  i figured frequency might be good because of the lack of time to dwell on certain techniques, but definitely squeezing as much as possible into that little amount of time is certainly something that will also require some practice ;)

i'm focusing on trying to build up my finger strength/speed (scales/arpeggios) as well as walking bass technique, so i can probably combine these different techniques into a certain exercise, no?
ha!  i didn't mean to imply you could hit all those things in 5 minutes:)  i meant to suggest you just choose one or two at a time.  if you need work on walking bass, then just do that for a few minutes when you have time.
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