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Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 8 2011, 11:29 PM
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Hey guys! This video is very known but I think that it's a must to see it for every beginner player that start to take the practice in a serious way. Check it out.



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post Dec 9 2011, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for sharing that Gabriel, very usefull, i often find my left hand cramping inbetween the thunb and index finger during extended barre chord songs. These streches should help with that.


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post Dec 9 2011, 12:26 AM
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Yes, stretching and generally not jumping to light speed (if you can hit that laugh.gif) straight away are both good ideas. Rock Discipline is a great instructional, would definately recommend it!

Although, whenever I see a clip, it always brings me back to this hilarious dubbed mini-series laugh.gif Here's part 1:


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post Dec 9 2011, 01:11 AM
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A great video. Warming up is really important. So many times when I was first learning I would jump in cold and get less out of practice than I wanted. Burnout to quick. Get tired/stiff way to fast. For our 2 hour marathon on saturday, I do full body stretches for 20 minutes before starting chat. People come and go sometimes but I'm there for the 2 hours plus shredding for a good bit of the time. So warming up is critical. Not to mention I'll be sitting in correct classical posture for 2 hours straight to stretching out my back is important. Otherwise I'm really stiff when I stand up at the end.

We do hand/finger stretches together as a group. I'm going to start to encourage people to do some full body work before we start. Thanks again for the share!



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Hey guys! This video is very known but I think that it's a must to see it for every beginner player that start to take the practice in a serious way. Check it out.




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post Dec 9 2011, 01:22 AM
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I based a lot of my stretching on what I learned from Rock Discipline. I felt that ten seconds for his stretches weren't enough for me, so I bumped them to 30 seconds after a month or so of experimenting. It really does get you relaxed.


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post Dec 9 2011, 08:45 AM
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Very good video! Definitely helps! It is very important to stretch and warm up before playing. When I went to music college I knew a few people who overplayed their hands!!! One guy couldn't play for half a year and another one had to quit guitar forever! It's crazy how such a little thing can be crucial! So be careful and do what John says!!!


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post Dec 9 2011, 11:53 AM
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Petrucci should know what he is talking about, he had tons of practice. Definitely recommended! smile.gif


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post Dec 9 2011, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Dec 9 2011, 04:45 AM) *
Very good video! Definitely helps! It is very important to stretch and warm up before playing. When I went to music college I knew a few people who overplayed their hands!!! One guy couldn't play for half a year and another one had to quit guitar forever! It's crazy how such a little thing can be crucial! So be careful and do what John says!!!



Exactly! We have to take care of our hands and fingers!


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post Dec 9 2011, 11:21 PM
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are you really going to kill us mr. Petrucci? sad.gif please make it quick with one of those solos you do biggrin.gif


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post Dec 10 2011, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 8 2011, 11:29 PM) *
Hey guys! This video is very known but I think that it's a must to see it for every beginner player that start to take the practice in a serious way. Check it out.



Stretching and warming up your hands are just essential for a good practice session.
I think of it almost as lifting weights, if you give a couple of minutes to warm up and stretch your muscles you're most definately gonna have a better work out, hence get alot of more results out of it!


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post Dec 10 2011, 11:23 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Desaiha @ Dec 10 2011, 07:19 AM) *
Stretching and warming up your hands are just essential for a good practice session.
I think of it almost as lifting weights, if you give a couple of minutes to warm up and stretch your muscles you're most definately gonna have a better work out, hence get alot of more results out of it!


yeah man!


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post Dec 11 2011, 01:34 AM
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This one is an oldie but a goldie! It will never lose its value!


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post Dec 12 2011, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 10 2011, 09:34 PM) *
This one is an oldie but a goldie! It will never lose its value!


yes! I remember that I had this one in VHS format. biggrin.gif


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That's good advice even for non-beginners.


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