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warmups

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Eric Sherlock, Apr 16, 2005.


  1. Eric Sherlock

    Eric Sherlock

    Mar 8, 2005
    Ontario
    before a gig i know it is best to sit down for a little while and warm up. I would really like to have a specific warmup that i not only do before gigs but every day. something i can write down and run through each and every day. it's not like i can't come up with anything i would just like some suggestions.
     
  2. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    My warmup is normally a E minor scale, G minor scale, G major scale, G phrygian scale, and then Master of Puppets.
     
  3. stephanie

    stephanie

    Nov 14, 2000
    Scranton, PA
    These days my warm-up routine consists of playing a random mode or 2-octave arpeggios a few times and then playing one of the Bach pieces I know slowly. Something to get my fingers warm and ready for my practice/playing. I also always make sure to "shake out" my hands beforehand so I won't be playing tensed up.
     
  4. SmittyG

    SmittyG

    Dec 24, 2003
    Texarkana, Texas
    On my band's website, linked in my signature, I have posted some articles I had on a music site I ran for years. One of them is on my warmup routine. Simple, quick, and has served me for years.
     
  5. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    They're from Stew225's site, great warmup :) works every time
     
  6. slickhare

    slickhare

    Feb 2, 2005
    here's one (frets and fingers are same number):

    G[------------1-2-2-3-------------------3-4]
    D[--------1-2--------2-3-------------3-4---]
    A[----1-2---------------2-3-------3-4------]
    E[-1-2---------------------2-3-3-4---------]

    then try backwards! :eek:
    it may feel awkward at first but it really warms up fingers. been using it for a while and my fingers have gotten a bit stronger after having consistently done it for a while.