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Ben Higgins
post Aug 22 2014, 09:23 AM
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QUOTE (Guido Bungenstock @ Aug 22 2014, 12:36 AM) *
I think the whole key to warming up is NOT to play some stupid boring excercises on the guitar! It's all about just to be completely relaxed and prepared( mentally) for the things you want to play.
My way of warming up is just so simple and it works perfectly for me:
I just shake my both hands really strong but keeping my muscles of the complete arms totally relaxed(this is really important here!!) until they got a little bit warmer. During this time i try to feel positive and happy. This only takes about 2-3 minutes and then I'm totally warmed up. When I pick up the guitar after this short exercise, my hands just feel absolutely great. But not only my hands, my mind feels more open for the things I want to play now…!
I know it sounds a bit crazy and it's hard to explain but it works for me. During the last years I found out that warming up is something that happens in your head instead of your fingers. It's all about being relaxing your body and soul! :-)
Maybe this comes from Taiji I'm doing from time to time. :-)


Yes, relaxing seems to warm the body up more, for some reason.

Does anybody else notice that when you go out into a cold environment and instead of tensing against the cold, you relax and accept it, your body seems to warm up better ?

My extremities have always seemed to stay cold even when the rest of my body is warm. It's annoying so I always have to wait longer in the non summer months to warm the hands up !! ><


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post Aug 22 2014, 09:42 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 22 2014, 08:23 AM) *
I always have to wait longer in the non summer months to warm the hands up !! ><

Yeah, me too. I guess this is normal.
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Do you have tabs for that? biggrin.gif


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post Aug 22 2014, 09:45 AM
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QUOTE (Guido Bungenstock @ Aug 22 2014, 09:42 AM) *
Do you have tabs for that? biggrin.gif


Yes, it's funny you asked !! biggrin.gif

Here you go. Pay particular attention to the tempo

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post Aug 22 2014, 10:04 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 22 2014, 08:45 AM) *
Yes, it's funny you asked !! biggrin.gif

Here you go. Pay particular attention to the tempo

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Wow, sounds so cool! Gonna work on this!!!
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For me, warming up means getting the body ready to be subjected to physical effort - that means massages and stretches and that little impulse based warmup drill I filmed for GMC 4 years ago:



What happens afterwards is practicing smile.gif That's how I see it.


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