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post Sep 26 2009, 06:09 PM
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Hey Guys.

OK! So here's the deal. I will be honest and say I never really ever thought about taking the time before practice to " Warm Up "

I always thought it was overrated and I just jumped into playing fast licks without warming up. The only times I ever really did it was I practice those boring and underrated 1-2-3-4 - 1-3-4-2 exercises and what not.

Today I actually started warming up for about 20 minutes.

And I must say. I do feel like its helping me improve more while playing. Who would have thought ? laugh.gif ( *Accepts the fact that I am an idiot * ) .


So I would just like to stress the fact that after not warming up for sometime, I started noticing Pains in both my hand and my elbows.

This might have just solved the problem .


Confession- Never Warmed Up.

Revelation- It actually helps.


Take this as word of advice!

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post Sep 26 2009, 06:37 PM
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Thats good to hear. smile.gif I hope more people read this and experience the same as you smile.gif
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post Sep 27 2009, 07:35 PM
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Well, of course it helps! Yes, it is boring, but there is a reason for doing all this, good to hear that you finally found out about the benefits smile.gif


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post Sep 27 2009, 07:45 PM
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I find it only necessary when I'm going to do a long practice session. When I'm only going to play for about half an hour, a warming up of 10 minutes is really not needed.


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post Sep 28 2009, 02:51 AM
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It used to happen the same to me. I thought "This is so boring!!, I wanna play fast!!". But then, a few years later, understood why I have to warm up first. I had Tendinitis for a while. It's so annoying!!. So, try to always warm up before playing.


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post Sep 28 2009, 02:57 AM
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interesting, I always skipped to the fast licks too. I think I will try warming up. How exactly do you properly warm up though?


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post Sep 28 2009, 07:18 AM
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It's not necessarily boring. You can find some slow licks which are actually really improving your fingering. I am thinking about string skipping and finger synchronization.

For example, something like this :

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-------------------------5-7-8-------------------
-------------5-7-8-------------------5-7-8-------
-5-6-7-------------5-6-7-------------------------
-------5-6-7-------------------5-6-7-------------
-------------------------------------------5-6-7-
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... and start over again.

I like this one. I think i found it in Marcus's warp up lesson :

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-------------1-2-3-4-5-------------------3-4-5-6-7-------
-----------2-----------4---------------4-----------6-----
---------3---------------3-----------5---------------5---
-1-2-3-4-------------------2-3-4-5-6-------------------4-
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... continue to fret 24th. wink.gif

And when you are warm, try it faster. I am currently using the warm up time to improve my playing above the 12th fret. And always use a metronome as Kris would say. You can really adapt your warm up with what you need to improve in your playing.

Forget about 1-2-3-4, it's boring. tongue.gif


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post Sep 28 2009, 07:41 AM
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I usually never warm up before practice..
I do however warm up before recording or practicing with a band smile.gif

Maybe I should warm up before practice too, thanks for sharing smile.gif
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post Sep 28 2009, 07:47 AM
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Yeah I use Marcus' Warm-up lessons... I also found that (aside from the benefit of warming up) it's REALLY good for finger synchronisation...



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post Sep 28 2009, 07:56 AM
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I usually do the 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-3-4-5-6 and so on, on every strings as a "warm up"... I use the quote signs because said "warmups" usually take about 2-3 minutes, and could be more effective, I guess tongue.gif


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post Sep 28 2009, 12:21 PM
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Good thing you found out about the benefits of it man, yes, warming up the hands really helps, otherwise muscles will be worn out more quickly. I warm up even before using the PC keyboard extensively, it really helps.


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post Sep 28 2009, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 28 2009, 04:21 AM) *
Good thing you found out about the benefits of it man, yes, warming up the hands really helps, otherwise muscles will be worn out more quickly. I warm up even before using the PC keyboard extensively, it really helps.



Yeah It really is important. smile.gif


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post Sep 28 2009, 01:20 PM
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QUOTE
I warm up even before using the PC keyboard extensively, it really helps.


Me too, I check my Facebook, my Gmail, then I drink a coffee and talk with all my colleagues. It's 20 minutes warm up every morning so I don't get burned out by my work. tongue.gif


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post Sep 28 2009, 05:30 PM
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I've never really thought about warming up, but part of my workout includes messing around for 5- 10 minutes, and then I start a drum loop at 70-80 BPM and work up from there. This is when I work on some faster rhythmic stuff.

Never really thought about it as "warming up" just part of my routine laugh.gif


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post Feb 14 2010, 11:30 PM
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If you ever get around to buying John Petruccie's Wild Stringdom, he has a billion fantastic warmups in the book.


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