Thanks David, your advice to set as well as myself was really helpful to me.
I'm going to look into a bit by bit shift from my 3:45am start with its 30 minute nap (I'm looking your 90 minute idea in regards to my schedule). Maybe a 4.5 hour core with a 1.5 hour evening nap will do it. That's actually 6 hours.... I will look into things, try a few things out and post back.
The goal here is:
4 hours music time per day, plus
4 hours per day of stuff I have to do at home
(all businsess/productive/necessary for the next 6 months or so),
8 hours average working time (probably that's 6 to 10)
2-3 hours for other stuff--eating, time with family, correspondence,
(This doesn't include days off when I have more time with family, more time for music and more time for other stuff...although from all I've heard and read I should stay on the same sleep cycle on days off--that makes perfect sense to me!)
So adding that up, that's 18 to 19 hours per day, leaving 5 to 6 hours for sleep if I look at it that way. I know that doing this in a monophasic way doesn't work--I get too tired, have tried that many times on purpose or otherwise. So, my physiological question to myself is: what biphasic, triphasic or other polyphasic method will work for me?
Open to further suggestions, advice, experience from you David and other folks on this board working with this most interesting idea!