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Caelumamittendum
post Feb 25 2014, 01:24 AM
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Hello guys,

It's important to get warmed up before you start playing, and to get you so I give you my first warm up routine. This is not about speed, so as you will notice in the video I play this at 120bpm with 8th notes. With this routine you'll have your fret hand fingers moving, you'll have some stretches in and you will have your picking hand working and warmed up. I play through the entire warm up routine here, so you can play along with me to get warmed up or get out your own drum machine or metronome at whatever speed you are comfortable with.



Attached File  Warm_up_I.pdf ( 392.58K ) Number of downloads: 242

We start with pairs of fingers every time having the highest numbered finger be at the 12th fret. So for the first one we start with ascending at 11th and 12th fret (a half note step), descending with 11th and 10th fret. We continue this pattern till we reach the 1st fret. Then we move on to ascending at the 10th and 12th fret (whole note step) and descending at the 11th and 9th fret till we reach the 1st fret. Like this we continue through the pairs of fingers as described below.

Fingers 1 and 2: First a half note step, then whole note step and lastly one and a half note step.
Fingers 1 and 3: First a whole note step, then one and a half step, finally a two whole note step.
Fingers 1 and 4: First a one and a half note step, then a two note step and lastly a two and a whole note step.

Fingers 2 and 3: First a half note step, then whole note step
Fingers 2 and 4: First a whole note step, then one and a half step

Fingers 3 and 4: First a half note step, then whole note step

Then we move on to using a 3-note-per string pattern:

Fingers 1, 2 and 3 playing frets 10-11-12 ascending and frets 11-10-9 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.
Fingers 2, 3 and 4 playing frets 10-11-12 ascending and frets 11-10-9 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.

Fingers 1,2 and 4 playing frets 9-10-12 ascending and frets 11-9-8 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.

Fingers 1,3 and 4 playing frets 9-11-12 ascending and frets 11-10-8 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.

Finally we play 4 notes per string...

Fingers 1, 2, 3 and 4 at frets 9-10-11-12, descending with frets 11-10-9-8 untill we reach the 1st fret.

And you are now warmed up!


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Amitai Kedmi
post Feb 26 2014, 04:27 AM
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Great stuff Cael!
I'll warm up with you when I practice today biggrin.gif
I'm certain it'll be very useful to a lot of people. So thank you!
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post Feb 26 2014, 06:36 AM
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Great stuff!! Keep em coming! smile.gif

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 24 2014, 07:24 PM) *
Hello guys,

It's important to get warmed up before you start playing, and to get you so I give you my first warm up routine. This is not about speed, so as you will notice in the video I play this at 120bpm with 8th notes. With this routine you'll have your fret hand fingers moving, you'll have some stretches in and you will have your picking hand working and warmed up. I play through the entire warm up routine here, so you can play along with me to get warmed up or get out your own drum machine or metronome at whatever speed you are comfortable with.



Attached File  Warm_up_I.pdf ( 392.58K ) Number of downloads: 242

We start with pairs of fingers every time having the highest numbered finger be at the 12th fret. So for the first one we start with ascending at 11th and 12th fret (a half note step), descending with 11th and 10th fret. We continue this pattern till we reach the 1st fret. Then we move on to ascending at the 10th and 12th fret (whole note step) and descending at the 11th and 9th fret till we reach the 1st fret. Like this we continue through the pairs of fingers as described below.

Fingers 1 and 2: First a half note step, then whole note step and lastly one and a half note step.
Fingers 1 and 3: First a whole note step, then one and a half step, finally a two whole note step.
Fingers 1 and 4: First a one and a half note step, then a two note step and lastly a two and a whole note step.

Fingers 2 and 3: First a half note step, then whole note step
Fingers 2 and 4: First a whole note step, then one and a half step

Fingers 3 and 4: First a half note step, then whole note step

Then we move on to using a 3-note-per string pattern:

Fingers 1, 2 and 3 playing frets 10-11-12 ascending and frets 11-10-9 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.
Fingers 2, 3 and 4 playing frets 10-11-12 ascending and frets 11-10-9 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.

Fingers 1,2 and 4 playing frets 9-10-12 ascending and frets 11-9-8 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.

Fingers 1,3 and 4 playing frets 9-11-12 ascending and frets 11-10-8 descending, continuing the pattern till we get to the 1st fret.

Finally we play 4 notes per string...

Fingers 1, 2, 3 and 4 at frets 9-10-11-12, descending with frets 11-10-9-8 untill we reach the 1st fret.

And you are now warmed up!



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post Feb 26 2014, 12:06 PM
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Very nice man smile.gif I think you nailed some interesting finger combinations and also, your spoken tone and the groove behind makes things feel like you are training in a gym - which is pretty darn great, if you ask me! biggrin.gif


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post Feb 26 2014, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 26 2014, 12:06 PM) *
Very nice man smile.gif I think you nailed some interesting finger combinations and also, your spoken tone and the groove behind makes things feel like you are training in a gym - which is pretty darn great, if you ask me! biggrin.gif


Thanks, Cosmin. I've got an idea for another video which I will try and get shot today, but I've just been to the dentist and the one half of my mouth is still numb.

I was going for something similar to Gambale's chop builder, where you're supposed to play along with him (and the two others in the video). I'm gonna try and aim at that for all these lessons.


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post Feb 26 2014, 02:18 PM
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2:26...the "long finger" man smile.gif))


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post Feb 26 2014, 07:21 PM
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Excellent stuff! Very useful. Thanks Cael! smile.gif


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post Feb 26 2014, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 26 2014, 07:21 PM) *
Excellent stuff! Very useful. Thanks Cael! smile.gif


Thanks, Gabriel! I am currently working on another video and thread on another warm up routine. I hope to have that up by tomorrow.

QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Feb 26 2014, 02:18 PM) *
2:26...the "long finger" man smile.gif))


Haha, yeah, that turned out to be a bit of a stretch! biggrin.gif


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post Feb 26 2014, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 25 2014, 01:24 AM) *
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And you are now warmed up!


Definately biggrin.gif
Thanks Cael, awesome stuff smile.gif
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post Feb 26 2014, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (mad @ Feb 26 2014, 08:46 PM) *
Definately biggrin.gif
Thanks Cael, awesome stuff smile.gif


My pleasure. I'm about to upload another warm up routine, which is just currently rendering. smile.gif Then once that is done, I'll be moving on to uploading some alternate picking stuff, I think.


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post Feb 26 2014, 09:02 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 26 2014, 08:57 PM) *
My pleasure. I'm about to upload another warm up routine, which is just currently rendering. smile.gif Then once that is done, I'll be moving on to uploading some alternate picking stuff, I think.


Great! And some AP workouts would be cool!
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post Feb 27 2014, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 26 2014, 11:19 AM) *
Thanks, Cosmin. I've got an idea for another video which I will try and get shot today, but I've just been to the dentist and the one half of my mouth is still numb.

I was going for something similar to Gambale's chop builder, where you're supposed to play along with him (and the two others in the video). I'm gonna try and aim at that for all these lessons.


Ah man.. sorry to hear that. Just wait a little till you are fully functional and then start shooting it - it's a shame not to be able to 'function properly'. And offering people the possibility of playing along is a great idea smile.gif


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