I’ve searched for answers to this question & have found some regarding mandolins. I’m sure the basics are the same, but, “What’s the best way to practice?”
Here’s what I do in the Real World:
Practice 15 minutes in the morning, mostly just loosening my fingers, then off to do a couple chores.
Later, practice for 15 minutes, five minutes loosening my fingers then 10 minutes trying to get that pull-off lick right!
Squeeze in 15 minutes around lunch and play “Cripple Creek” a lot, throwing in the “ornaments” and working on that pull-off lick some more.
More things grab me before I can sit down and practice for another 15 minutes around 3pm. This time I try to work with a TEF or rhythm track. Still enjoying variations on “Bile Dem Cabbage Down.”
Finally, if it’s a good day, I can get another 15 minutes trying to do that 5-2 pull-off with my pinky. That lasts for 5 minutes before the cramps begin, so 10 minutes of rolling around with no particular place to go ends my practice for the day.
Usually it’s the 2nd & 3rd session when I will go online & work a BB lesson on the Beginner’s Banjo Track, if I’m not working on a specific song.
So did I get 1:15 hr of practice to advance my playing, or am I just spinning my wheels?