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post Apr 16 2010, 09:51 AM
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In the first minute of picking up your guitar everyday, what do you play? (except checking for tuning)

Is it an age old fav lick, chromatic run, some pattern of a scale, or some melody?

I just start my session with a simple E5 chord that I let ring to absorb all the distortion and feel it !! biggrin.gif ..That sound is like that a fresh breath of air I've been waiting to play all day.. It's just an old habit.. Now i do it unconsciously.

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post Apr 16 2010, 09:59 AM
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I do a warm-up consisting mostly of the classic 1234 4321 , 1324 4231 etc exercises and then usually the stretching exercise from rock discipline


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post Apr 16 2010, 10:16 AM
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Oh, I have no strict routine, just playing whatever im in the mood for, sometimes some jazz stuff, but mostly some pentatonic blues patterns with some bending I suppose....

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post Apr 16 2010, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew6 @ Apr 16 2010, 06:59 PM) *
I do a warm-up consisting mostly of the classic 1234 4321 , 1324 4231 etc exercises and then usually the stretching exercise from rock discipline


Yea, some chromatic exercise follow the E5 chord for me smile.gif

QUOTE (Staffy @ Apr 16 2010, 07:16 PM) *
Oh, I have no strict routine, just playing whatever im in the mood for, sometimes some jazz stuff, but mostly some pentatonic blues patterns with some bending I suppose....

//Staffay


I guess it takes a real man to warm up using bends laugh.gif


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post Apr 16 2010, 10:21 AM
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I make sure the sound and settings are allright by playing an open e5 powerchord and palm muted triad gallop riffs on the open e string, the I usually get my fingers moving with some fast Paul Gilbert picking licks...


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post Apr 16 2010, 10:29 AM
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Lets see....

When I pick it up I play the opening intro of Crazy Train... After Ive played it a couple of times I play Jingle bells... After I played that I play Sweet Melodies by Carlos Carillo... And many other random things....



Ps. Sometimes I play We Wish you A merry Christmas instead of Jingle bells biggrin.gif


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post Apr 16 2010, 10:42 AM
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No routine at all I'm afraid smile.gif
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post Apr 16 2010, 11:07 AM
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I allwayd do some chromatic runs to warmup or some alternate picking exersises I´m working on but at low speeds .. When I´m not in the mood for warming up I play some random Riffage..


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post Apr 16 2010, 11:52 AM
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post Apr 16 2010, 12:33 PM
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I start off with an A5 powerchord, then I do some random progression with random rhythm and muting. Then I do a feeble pentatonic lick until I finally do Marcus warm-up exercises laugh.gif

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post Apr 16 2010, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew6 @ Apr 16 2010, 10:59 AM) *
I do a warm-up consisting mostly of the classic 1234 4321 , 1324 4231 etc exercises and then usually the stretching exercise from rock discipline


I also do this or i play some open chords


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post Apr 16 2010, 01:58 PM
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I warm up with Muris' Extreme Neo-Classical lesson.

/then I start working on more challenging lesson. tongue.gif

//I started with Ivan's Poor Man's Blues solo.


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post Apr 16 2010, 02:18 PM
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the solo for Syphomy of distruction - but not to fast that i injure my fingers
followed by AP 16ths at seventy BPM
and then start crankin up the speed till it falls apart - i'm usually late for work by then
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post Apr 16 2010, 02:30 PM
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I usually will do some kind of warmup exercise, but if I don't feel like doing it then I usually do as Staffay does, some blues licks or whatever I'm in the mood for.


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post Apr 16 2010, 02:42 PM
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Warm up!

Chromatics up and down each string.
1234 5432 3456 7654 etc

Chromatics up and down each position on every string.
5678 5678 5678 9876 9876 9876 etc

Chromatics in each position like before but playing 4, 3, 2, and then 1
12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15
12 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 15
12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15
12 13 14 15

My hands are starting to warm up now and then I play a song or GMC lesson at a slower tempo to get my brain going.

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post Apr 16 2010, 02:56 PM
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First a quick diminished tap run before some octaves, Then i let the fun begin with a few two string pedal note riffs.

.... Then i jamm along to some song or GMC lesson.

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post Apr 16 2010, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Apr 16 2010, 10:42 AM) *
No routine at all I'm afraid smile.gif

do you mean you are afraid of a routine blink.gif
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post Apr 16 2010, 03:31 PM
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I want to say the first thing I play is "EADGBE" to see if I'm in tune, but often I don't do that. I play one of a few really slow songs first.

- guitar loves piano
- epilogue (for lisa)
- jumping around - beginner

A few times through any of those is a nice bendy (or stretchy) warmup


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post Apr 16 2010, 03:37 PM
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I always start with spanish Romance...

And Flyleaf's Christmas song...

LOVE that sound so much (the finger picking)..


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post Apr 16 2010, 03:51 PM
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I play the same lick all the time, Its a quick Phyrgian run which was the first thing I learned to play "fast". To this day its still the fastest thing I can play.

And I've never used it a song either laugh.gif

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