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Warm ups

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ESPplayer, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. ESPplayer


    Nov 17, 2006
    I usually just pay the major and minor scale up and down for 5 minutes to get my fingers warmed up but i was just wondering what are some other cool scales/modes/etc that sound badass and would make a good warmup? Either post the tab or just give me the notes anything will be helpful!

    PS:The bluesy-ier or funkier the better!
  2. xzzy


    Mar 6, 2009
    I find these warmups to be a lot more important:

    Years of working IT and trying to learn guitar/bass have left my wrists in a pretty sorry state, and these stretches really help out.
  3. Krowser


    Feb 10, 2009
    I usually wash my hands in hot water.

    For warm ups, one that I have been doing a lot lately is really fast pull offs with my pinky.

    Pick a scale, I like minor.

    So lets say C minor, because I play in drop C (C G C F)

    On the high C string, play this:

    F: Pluck
    H: Hammer-on
    P: Pull-off


    and then back down.
    I find thats really good to wake up my left hand

    One I do for the right hand is
    (I play with 3 fingers on the right hand)


    That kind of pattern on the scale. Start out slow and increase the speed to maximum. No hammer-ons.
  4. i generally go up and down in pairs of threes in different scales and modes.

    and i also like to play c minor prelude and chromatic fantasy which i feel helps alot.

    and to work on speed i play 1234 then change strings till i get to the G string then do it backwords back down, and increase the speed as you get better.
  5. Shoot_A_Hostage


    Apr 14, 2009
    I do Victor Wooten push ups and alternate plucking at the bridge
    i.e. strike up and down with my thumb and quickly ( but still in time) switch down to the bridge pickup. I get wamed up pretty fast like that plus i feel like im practcing
    Oh, BTW, I do this al to the major scale

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