what kind of warmup should I do ??

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Funkin'_Bassist, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. am playing next gig a kinnda a hard piece ( at least for me ) . it's jaco's chromatic fantasy ... I just wanna know what kind of warmup should I do before playing it live .... should I play alot before it .. or just a slight warmup ... it's just coz it doesn't always come right if I didn't play alot before it .. ( ppl usually say save yer energy for the gig ) .. .what do you think ??
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I would run it a few times - just to go into the gig with a bit of confidence. There really is no such thing as too much practice. There is bad practice (practice that does not really help) and good practice - but never too much.

    They key is not to let mistakes in practice or performance effect your performance. Mistakes happen, you need to learn to embrace them and make a better performance because of them.

    If your not making mistakes your not learning.

    As for energy, I am sure when you take the stage, bass in hand, you'll feel the energy. It will be there