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post May 20 2009, 08:03 AM
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Hi,

I'm Mario from Belgium and have been playing guitar for 4 years. I'm not self-taught but studied and am studying under a teacher. I joined GMC looking to get better (aren't we all rolleyes.gif ) and to always have something new and refreshing to play whenever I'm not motivated.

The music I listen to is mostly 80's metal and shred but I can enjoy some ZZ Top and some Al Di Meola (among others) too.

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I also have some questions:
- When I start playing I usually warm up for about 5 minutes and I wanted to check how long all of you warm up?

- When I play guitar it's not unusual that I play for extented periods of time (+3 hours) and I'm wondering that I should be looking out for something harmfull that may come with that? Or that I should take regular breaks?

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post May 20 2009, 08:17 AM
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Hello and welcome to GMC!!
Regarding your questions , warm up is important and 5 min is a minimum, standard length I guess is 15 minutes.More you do warm up before hard practice the better.Regarding long sessions , they are ok , just make sure that you make regular pauses at least 10 minutes after an hour session and to drink lots of water.If you are making regular pauses and everything you can play really long periods of time.


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post May 20 2009, 09:13 AM
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post May 20 2009, 09:26 AM
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Hi there Mario! Well I warm up for 10-15 minutes , and rarely play more than 2 hours straight. It seems to me that 5 minutes is not much, but You can start by playing something easier, and it will be as good as "warm up".


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post May 20 2009, 09:29 AM
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post May 20 2009, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ May 20 2009, 10:26 AM) *
You can start by playing something easier, and it will be as good as "warm up".


Yeah mostly after my warm up, I play some nice powerchords (or lay down some backing tracks) to get in the "mood" biggrin.gif. I mostly don't start with the real difficult stuff till after my first 20 minutes of practise.

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post May 20 2009, 10:13 AM
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post May 20 2009, 10:17 AM
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post May 20 2009, 11:05 AM
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Welcome aboard Mario! smile.gif

Regarding your questions, you can warm up as long as you like really, it's individual thing. I warm up a bit longer, around 10mins, but as I said, it depends. 5min can be enough if your fingers are warmed up in that time.
About long sessions, definitely take some mini breaks here and there. I suggest not too long breaks, perhaps 5 minutes so the fingers don't get cold, and if it starts to hurt, then stop completely and rest.


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post May 20 2009, 01:46 PM
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Welcome to GMC Mario. smile.gif

To be honest I never really thought of warming up in my life
tho most of the time I start my playing/practicing with something not so complex.
My point is, if you're limited with time then try make your "warm up"
more like a practicing or real playing, some slower solo, licks or whatever,
let it be musical in a some way.
And as for breaks, imo you should make one when you feel you need it,
if you enjoy playing and practicing for even 10 hours
there is no need to stop. smile.gif


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post May 20 2009, 02:27 PM
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post May 20 2009, 04:12 PM
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Thx for all the welcomes and advice smile.gif




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post May 20 2009, 08:41 PM
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I like your 80's influence, welcome to the site! smile.gif


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post May 21 2009, 11:22 AM
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post May 22 2009, 06:54 AM
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