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warmup exercises

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Hookha, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    Can you give my some warmup exercises?
    like on the stage before the show
    not a simple exercise like 1,2,3,4 on every string
    exercise that spread your hand on the fret board
  2. Hi Hookha,
    For my warm ups, before the gig or practice, I usually do scales, modes to get things going
  3. 3 octave scales, modes and arpeggions. I do scales the order (12345678) and by thirds (up:13243546576878 down:867564534231271). All modes, scales, keys etc (major, minor, dorian, locrian, blues, bebop, pentatonics, whole tone, diminished, chromatic, etc), and all kids of arpegios in 3 octaves (m, M, M7, m7, 7, dim7, mM7, m7(add6), 6/9, etc. ) Three octaves really gets you moving around on the neck.

    And don't forget to stretch those tendonds and muscles in your fingers and forearms.