Thanks Dejan! Some nice exercises in here!!
Great warm up exercise.
I played similar stuff like million times,
very good for warm up.
This lesson is very important! These examples are clear, and precise to develop to the maximum our techniques, speed and presicion!!
Good work friend!!
I'll do this as my warm-up in the future. Thanks Dejan!
Excellent exercises for most important aspect of playing
Great exercises Dejan.Thanks man.
Thanks guys for kind comments
Very useful exercises Dejan!
Essential stuff mate, great job
Great lesson Dejan. I love the polyrhythm in this lesson.
nice warm up exercise Dejan.
Polyrhythm helps to keep it focused
Nice and useful stuff.
Very important exercise !
cool exercise, and yes, warming up is very important
I am burning :-))
Useful exercises. Good to warm up.
Very good i do this all the time u can bascially practice this pattern anywhere its very good practice for control rythm and harmonization of the left and right hand. Great Job Dejan
I am glad you like it, thanks
Hi there GMC :) Welcome to 3 Minutes Warmup.
First few words on warming up, why it is important to do it?
Some direct benefits from warming up are as follows:
- more efficient movement of joints
- increased force and speed and muscle contraction
That means with the proper warmup you can play guitar better than without it, and you can prevent cold muscles and joints of being injured by forcing them.
I used to play chromatic scales to warm up for many years, and they are great for warming up fingers, but they have one deficiency, the chromatic ups and downs do not require to be focused and to warm up your mind. You can play chromatic scales and watch TV, think about something, etc..so you are not really focused on what you are doing.
And I was thinking what to do to warm up my mind along with fingers, and designed these different patterns that require to be focused while practicing. Since chromatic scale is great for fingers I took is a base and developed the patterns with different time signatures.
The first pattern is 1-2-3-4 4-3-2-1 in 4/8
The second is 1-2-1-2-3-4 4-3-2-1-2-1 in 6/8
The third is 1-2-3-2-3-4 4-3-2-3-2-1 in 6/8
The fourth is 1-2-3-4-3-4 4-3-4-3-2-1 in 6/8
The fifth is 1-2-1-2-3-2-3-4 4-3-2-3-2-1-2-1 in 8/8
The sixth is 1-2-3-2-3-4-3-4 4-3-4-3-2-3-2-1 in 8/8
The seventh is 1-2-1-2-3-4-3-4 4-3-4-3-2-1-2-1 in 8/8
The eight is 1-2-1-2-3-2-3-4-3-4 4-3-4-3-2-3-2-1-2-1 in 10/8
To play this you really have to focus, for me it helps me to clear my mind, not only for guitar playing, but also when doing something else and my mind gets foggy I take a guitar (one is always nearby) and play this exercise to clear it :)
I recorded the backing tracks in many different tempos so you can pick the one that's best for you. I usually play it at 110 bpm and it accidentally happened that the exercise lasts 3 minutes so that's how I figured out the name for the lesson.
So, this is my way to warm up, I hope you may find it useful, or it may inspire you to develop your own warmup exercise :)
Have fun :)