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Warmups

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by DeanMcKenzie, Dec 24, 2002.


  1. What do you folks use to warm up before practicing, to get those fingers goin'?
     
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I do something called the spider, go up the fretboard one finger per fret, starting on the first fret of the E (or B) string, then jump up one fret and go up the next string from fret 2, then third string from fret three etc. When you have reached the G string go back to the D string, now on fret 5, etc etc. Once you reach the twelfth fret then start going the other direction, working all the strings until you are back at fret one again.

    It may actually be better to do it the other direction (starting at the twelfth fret as the stretches are shorter to begin with)

    Hope that made some sense... :)
     
  3. fireworks_god

    fireworks_god

    Oct 30, 2002
    I play with a pick, and I always need to warm up for alternate picking (these probably work for finger players that play fast too). The first riff is pretty easy to play, but it definitley streches out your left hand, and one is to keep trying to play it faster.

    G|------------------|-----------------|
    D|------------------|-----------------|
    A|------------------|-----------------|
    E|-5-4-3-2-6-5-4-3-|5-4-3-2-6-5-4-3-|

    G|------------------|-----------------|
    D|------------------|-----------------|
    A|------------------|-----------------|
    E|-5-4-3-2-6-5-4-3-|5-4-3-2-4-3-2-1-|

    Actually, I think I found that in a Kerry King lesson in Guitar-World for guitar. He's the guitarist for Slayer, so playing fast is definitley something he needs to do.

    Another warm up riff for fast playing would be this In Flames - Behind Space '99 riff. I think the song is 144 b.p.m.
    G|-------------------|
    D|-------------------|
    A|-0--R--------------|

    G|-------------------|
    D|-------------------|
    A|-0--R--------------|
    E|-------------------|

    G|----------------------------------|
    D|----------------------------------|
    A|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-|
    E|----------------------------------|

    G|----------------------------------|
    D|----------------------------------|
    A|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-|
    E|----------------------------------|


    the rests in the first two bars come in handy after the sixteenth notes.

    If anyone knows Children of Bodom, I use the whole song "Lake Bodom" as a warmup for playing fast.

    Peace.
     
  4. fireworks_god

    fireworks_god

    Oct 30, 2002
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    here's a good warmup for hitting all the strings when they are suspossed to be hit.

    G|-------------------0-----|
    D|-------5--------8-----8--|
    A|----7--------7-----------|
    E|-0--------0--------------|

    G|----------------------11-----|
    D|--------9---------10-----10--|
    A|----10--------12-------------|
    E|-0---------0-----------------|
     
  5. = "Five magics" by Megadeth:D

    I'm used to playing it using the 10th fret G on the A string as opposed to the open G, though.