I try to play at least one hour a day.
Since I take lessons once a week, I spend most of my evernings working on what we did during the lesson, whether it's getting a particular lick down pat or practicing a mode or scale, or chord progression
For licks, I have a tab'ed version my teacher gives me and I work it until I've got it memorized at slow speed, then try to make it flow better at various speeds, uising the drum machine and changing the tempo.
I learned that if you get stuck at the certain tempo (let's say 90), force yourself to play even faster (110), then slow back down and try again. Often times, you'll end up managing it at 90 in the end. That's pretty cool [img]images/smilies/icon_thumb.gif[/img]
For scales, I will record a chord progression on ProTools and loop it to serve as a backing track where I can jam and practice that mode.
I made a library of sessions with chord progressions
and backing tracks organized in modes (aolian, dorian, ionian, etc..)
This way I can dedicate a day when I do Dorian, Ionian the next day and so on.
I also work on various common finger patterns within the modes, ascending and descending. I usually do this while watching TV with the familly, unplugged, until it becomes second nature. That's very mechanical, but I view it as a workout, so there's no need for expression or feeling there: I leave it to the jams.
That's all I can think of right now.