Very smart thinking Marcus - we have warming up lessons for vocals but none for guitar! I also love how your teaching style is fluid with a touch of humour.
Welcome to GMC Marcus - we are glad and honoured you found your way!
Yeah! Warming up is so important!!!
Great Les Paul Marcus!!
Great first lesson Marcus, welcome again
Awesome lesson, we really needed this lesson, Excellent first lesson!
Video 4 and 5 are the same.
Very useful lesson, thank you
Excellent!! Warming up is so ridicilously important and its great that we finally have a lesson on it! Great work.
Great first lesson Marcus,warming-up IS really important,welcome to GMC!
Great first lesson !
Great lesson. Warming up is the most important thing to me.
Very useful stuff Marcus! Great lesson!
Warming Up is really important, cool lesson!
lol that was totally unexpected.. welcome marcus !
Good first lesson, hope to see more lesson from you in the future!
Great first lesson Marcus, very important topic and a useful lesson!
algum brasileiro por aqui? que poderia me dizer o que o camarada disse?
good topic indeed! good lesson!
I love your band. great lesson by the way!
Excellent first lesson Marcus, welcome
great first lesson..welcome to GMC
Hey man! It's great to have your lessons here! I saw your show in Argentina.. mmm... it was maybe 7 years ago and it was great!
Awesome lesson Marcus, welcome !!
A most excellent and useful first lesson
Welcome Marcus, great first lesson! Thanks!
Very usefull lesson marcus! Thanks and welcome to GMC!
Great choice for a first lesson- thanks Marcus
Sorry about the video for the 5th exercise, I guess I uploaded exercise 4 twice by accident and I am just fixing this right in this moment :-) Before recording this lesson I was just browsing through all the lessons here on GMC and I realized that nobody talked about warming up yet, so I thought it might be a good idea to have this kind of lessons for guitarists, I am happy you like the lesson :-)
Great first lesson!
Video 5 now live and correct - don't miss Marcus' final exercise!
Thanks for fixing this Kristofer, next time I will make sure I am not confusing the videos
Very useful lesson. I'll admit that I probably don't spend enough time warming up.
excelent lesson, warm-ups are really important !!!
congratulations and welcome to GMC
Grea warm up lessons Markus...This s what i needed
Thanks Marcus, really useful. It's great to have you at GMC
thank you! i really love chromatics cuz it looks so difficult and so easy to learn
This is awesome, I've had some problems with my hand, because of not warming up properly, so this is going to be very useful Thanks Marcus and welcome to GMC, can't wait for your next lesson
Hi Marcus. Welcome to GMC. This is a good lesson. I'm looking forward to more from you. Thanks!
If you got a mental image of some guy holding a beer close to his chest with his other hand in the air screaming, then good. That's the picture I was trying to paint. I look forward to more lessons (quick turn around on the first one too).
What kind of EMG is that in your LP Custom?
Hey Kyldeee, it would be awesome if my lesson could help to solve that problem with your hand, make sure you are seriously warmed up before you play.
Hey!! Welcome to GMC, It's really great to have your lessons here!
No way! Welcome Marcus!
Great first lesson. I have been searching for various warm-up methods for quite a while now.
blind guardian are awesome :[ im actually a little star struck?
Great first lesson Marcus! Welcome!
very creative lesson!!!!!!!!!!
nice and useful lesson Marcus.
cool lesson, i've been needing good warm up exercise.
those strings are psychedelic!
OMG!!! Marcus from Blind Guardian? It can´t be!^^ I like your music and unfortunately haven´t been on any of your concerts yet. Cool that you are now a GMC member.
@topic: Nice first lesson. ;-) I hope you will make some blind guardian like lessons.
Great first lesson! I probably don't spend enough time practicing good warm-up techniques, so this'll help me out a lot.
Looking forward to your next lessons.
Cool und useful lesson!
Welcome to GMC Marcus!
Great Lesson i needed to warm up more, just a quick question, where did you get those strings their AWESOME.
Mabey its just the camera doing that to the strings???
Nice Lesson, I like your tone
Sweet great job
was hast Du fuer Material ??
mich interessiert der Klang - super
wie kriegst Du den hin ??
Habe einen alten VOX CAMBRIDGE 15 30 W
ein LINE 6 AX2/212 mit FB 150w
einen NEUEN LINE 6 SPIDER 3 und ein ZOOM II pedal.Fender Strat -Eastwood Rocket-Fender Telecaster-Johnson LP Lim.serie - Epiphone sp2- HS 2 NECK-und natuerlich meine erste e Gitarre EGMONT SOLID 7 JAHR1963 -FRAGE MICH HEUTE WIE MAN UEBERHAUPT DAMIT SPIELEN KONNTE :)DOCH ES GING ;;
Muss wohl dabei sagen dass ich wieder seit 6 Monaten Gitarre uebe -hatte 1971 aufgehoert :(Ich glaube dass ich der Aelteste "member" bei GMC bin;
Habe viel Zeit -fruehpension- -und auch das noetige Material - aber mit dem einstellen hapert es ,,
vielleicht kannst Du mir ein paar Tips geben
Bin Belgier und wohne im deutschsprachigen Gebiet Belgiens
Hi Udo, I will stick to english so everybody else can understand my answer too, ok?
The equipment that I used to record this lesson obviously is my Gibson Les paul Custom, equiped with 2 EMG 81 Pickups. The amplifier actually is a software called Guitar Rig 3 (from native instruments) and the camera was a Logitech webcam Fusion :-) If you talk about my live sound, I always use various Gibson Les Pauls, my amps are a Mesa Boogie Tripple Rectifier and a Mesa Boogie Triaxis, the only effects I am using are a Rocktron Intellifex and a Rocktron Xpression
great lesson! i love new warm up ideas!!
ugh this is BEYOND cool. im such a big fan of blind guardian. i grew up listening to you guys and it was one of the main sounds that really developed my style. i cant WAIT to see all the lessons you make for this wonderful site, marcus
Great lesson !!
I´m still blown away by the fact that you´re here too teach us
Heya Marcus. Good first lesson. Already using this to warm up now. Thanks.
thanks good lesson
Great lesson. I love to see how you show some charisma and enthusiasm about the lesson!
Warm up is usually boring and this lesson is no eception (sorry, but i need to be honest)
BUT, it's nescessary to warm up, as you explain in the video, so i'm very grateful even though i can't say "woooow what a rocking lesson"
- Looking forward to your next lesson(s), and welcome to GmC
Hahaha, hey, no need to be sorry for your opinion, after all warming up is not really the most exiting thing to do. I guess this is also the reason why no other instructor made a lesson about this topic so far, they didn't want to bore you But well, it is important to warm up, but don't worry, my next lesson will rock a bit more ;-)
Thats what i want to hear
Btw. isnt this in E-flat? (if anyone said that already, I overlooked it.. sry..) Just noticed:D
Oh.. some of these are really fun to play, I must say:) especially that with sweeps included!..
I like these. Thanks Marcus. Glad your here.
sound advice marcus!
thanx a lot, i really needed a lesson like this
cool man and Wolcome to GMC!!
Yup, my tuning is E flat, sorry, I forgot to mention this, I am using that tuning since almost 20 years, thats why it is normal for me
Awesome lesson Marcus! (*ahem* Blind Guardian rules)
Hey, I always warmed up, but just did it randomly.
Following this steps of your I can feel the difference it made in my practice session
Sometimes what makes a great lesson is how useful it is, not how impressive it is.
if you do lesson 3 i little differently you can make a "N" on the fret board... cool warm up btw, and Bind guardian rocks - im listening to it right now
Excellent warm-ups, Marcus! Keep up the good work! Blind Guardian FTW!!
hey marcus great lesson.nice touch.cheers
ps. could you do a lesson on the bards song.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
BLIND GUARDIAN ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great lesson. Really good Warm-ups.
I'm really speechless! (that's why nothing came out in the previous post)
Actually I can't believe we're warming up with you!!!
nice one man
nice approach ! great playing!
youre right warming up is really important!
thank you Marcus!
Hey, it is not important to warm up "with me", as long as you warm up everything is fine
Verdammt noch mal, ich will die Gitarre!!! In schwarz UND in weiß am besten. Die ist einfach nur geil.
Thanks for this
Zomg we have a celebrity on GMC:D i think its cool that they bring in famous guitarists! haha Kris should bring in dave murray^^
Great lesson Marcus.
And welcome to GMC. (I know I'm a bit late lol)
This is a good workout style for any player. The most simplistic of matters often tend to be the most beneficial in the overall scheme of things...
I have been a slacker and pretty much never been one to do a warm-up beforehand. I just assumed the god-given ability would just fall from on high. Well thanks to this lesson, I am looking to mend my ways. This will become part of my regular routine along with variations as needed.
Many thanks for this.
Thank you for that lesson !
By the way my daughter loves Blind Guardian
and i can do every day warming up with you hahaha GREAT !
Maybe she gets inspired now to learn playing guitar !
All the Best !
Thanks Marcus, just finished playing the entire #1, although not so fast. I will be playing this at least twice a day, including warm ups of course.
Tx Macrus for this... needed this.