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post Jul 12 2008, 03:30 AM
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Hey guys,
After listening to the importance of warming up, I was just wondering what is an adequate time (in minutes :-) that you warm up for? Assuming I do warm up excercies, how long do you think I should spend warming up until I am ready to record / perform? (I am a beginner :-)
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post Jul 12 2008, 04:01 AM
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I usually go about 0-10 minutes with warm-ups just to get my fingers moving and to get my APing in synch with my fingers.


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:03 AM
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Normal: 15 minutes but if I feel I need more, I do maximum 30 minutes smile.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 06:10 AM
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I am practicing ~1 hour/day.

Warming up 15-25 minutes
Scale - 30 minutes
Riffs and arpegios - the rest of time.

I am taking longer on warming up and scale because I am practicing very slow with metronome trying to be as clean as possible. Hope I am not loosing time! tongue.gif



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post Jul 12 2008, 06:16 AM
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it all depends on how much time i have to practice. if i have alot of time i will warm up for any were to 10 to 25 minutes, if i am limited on time will only take about 10 minutes
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post Jul 12 2008, 08:55 AM
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10 minutes minimum... but sometimes I don't have time enough tongue.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 09:12 AM
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I usally do 15-20 min of warmup everytime i am going to play


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post Jul 12 2008, 10:23 AM
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15 minutes at least..You need to feel that you are all warmed up and ready for challenges...Sometimes it takes less and sometimes more time..


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post Jul 12 2008, 10:25 AM
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Hmm, 15 min I think, but of course I forget to warm up sometimes. laugh.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 10:26 AM
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I would also say 10-15 minutes minimum, depending on the circumstances I warm up longer though (cold open air shows for example)


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post Jul 12 2008, 11:33 AM
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5-10min, just involves me playing some easier patterns quite slowly. A few scales, maybe an easy little piece and towards the end of the warm up have a few more stretches.
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post Jul 12 2008, 11:36 AM
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i don't spend a set amount of time- i just run through my warm up exercises i collected- which usually ends up around 20 minutes.
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post Jul 12 2008, 11:40 AM
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Sometimes none (which is bad of course)
and sometimes some random jam,
not like real warmup but something to get in shape. smile.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 12:19 PM
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10-15 minutes of basic warm-up exercises and fingers stretching and massaging here.


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post Jul 12 2008, 12:24 PM
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Since I don't have much time nowadays, I usually end up warming up for 10 minutes, put down the guitar, come back later, warm up for 10 minutes, put down the guitar, do some stuff, come back and do a warmup again.. wink.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 12:44 PM
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During a "normal" practice session I'd say about 15-20 minutes. But I don't practice properly very regularly.


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post Jul 13 2008, 10:54 AM
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When i was younger i didnt really warmup at all. (bad i know)

As i get older i find myself warming up alot longer periods, 15 to 20 minutes or more. Not really because i need that long but because i know that my body doesnt recover as fast as it did 20 years ago.

Guitar playing is very important to me and i don't want to end up with some repetitive motion disorder or some other related hand injury that would debilitate me.

I would suggest 10 minutes at the bare minimum, of course it also depends on what warm-up routine you are using too.


Also now, i do cool down as well after playing, i play a few of my warm-up excersises, then when i put the guitar down i stretch all my hand, wrist, and forearm tendons to keep them limber and not stiffen up. I have found to be honest that when doing this i have alot less fatigue and i recover any stiffness i might haver quite quickly.



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post Jul 14 2008, 02:54 AM
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I just do some of Marcus' warmup tecniques for about 4-5 minutes before I start playing.... After reading Daniel's post right above me though, I think I should start warming up even more.

For the notice, I don't play live.. If I was playing in front of people, I guess I'd warm up a lot longer.

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post Jul 14 2008, 02:02 PM
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I play a few scales at slow speed and gradually increase in speed until I feel warmed up. I never spend more than 5 minutes doing it though.


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post Jul 14 2008, 04:40 PM
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Sometime I do like muris, I will ply through a song very slowly, which warms both my hands up with multiple techniques. Usually 10 minutes does it for me.


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