First some clarification: I have some questions about developing a practice routine, but noticed there is another thread already started. If it sounds too much like the thread already started here http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=339980, then please feel free to let me know. I think this board is big enough for 2 relatively similar threads in the same day. I'm a married man, and don't seem to have the time to practice like I used to. My wife is very understanding, but I don't think it would be too respectful to expect to be able to dedicate hours a night to practicing the guitar. I figure that 30 minutes to an hour a night (or maybe every other night) would be an acceptable compromise. She sings and plays piano, so she understands, and I'm willing to afford her the same amount of time for practice on her instruments. So with that said. Should I pick a theme for each night's practice routine. Say scales one night, chords one night, songs one night? Or is there something else I should be focusing on? My favorite guitar player is Robbie Mcintosh. He just always seems to know the right part to play at the right time. I'd like to become a player more like that. I don't have any interest in being a "guitar hero" or playing really flashy stuff to show off (not that I could anyway). I want to be able to be a good accompanyist. My wife and I currently gig about once a month doing an acoustic set of her songs and some covers, but I'd like to get to the point where if we can get a larger band or group together I can bring something complementary to the table and be able to play in any situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.