Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Warm ups

Today I'm going to talk about warm ups.

Warm ups are very important, I never used to pay much attention to them and ended up with an elbow injury. I had to stop playing for about 6 months and change my technique completly, even now (about 3 years later) I still have to wear an elbow support when I play.

One of the exercises I like is the one tabbed out below, it's very good for warming up your picking hand. Make sure you use strict alternate picking, it may be hard at first as you will feel inclined to use two downstrokes but stick with the alternate picking.



Ok, that's all for now. I'll be back tomorrow or later this evening with another warmup for your fretting hand.

31 comments:

  1. Warm ups are really important! I will try this exercise. Been playing guitar for 5 years now.

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  2. I agree with Chris, i've been playing for about 3 years now and these exercises are important and great!

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  3. i should really get back into guitar... i miss it so much :(

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  4. Ahhh. Guitar. I use to want to play so much, but no one would teach me since I am left handed. I had to learn off of tabs, like yours and I struggled and kind of gave up about a year or two ago. Still want to learn..

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  5. I'm actually left handed! But I play guitar right handed because it was too hard to learn left handed. I actually think it's easier as your left hand is doing all the complex fretting.

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  6. As someone who's not really musically talented, I can still say this reminded me of my efforts at playing and the concomitant failures. Good times, good times...

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  7. I didn't know that if you really didn't use a proper technique it could debilitate you like that.

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  8. Hmm, I can def. put this to good use. Thanks, following! :B

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  9. Looks like a good warm-up pattern since it uses all the strings. Great post! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. great tip. always gotta keep the fingers nimble

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  11. I really would like to get back into playing =( too many things to do... following because if I can't progress I might as well watch someone else progress =p

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  12. I've always wanted to pick up guitar, but I've only got a bass. Still good to practice on it though.

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  13. aww, too difficult.
    maybe I'll learn it, followed

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  14. i m not able to read this musicanshit :D

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  15. man, I'm really bad when it comes to warming up. Gonna regret it one day. I will alter this to suit 7 & 8 strings and use it :P

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  16. I'm a self-taught guitar player myself.

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  17. Good luck with the guitar playing I'll be following, maybe one day I'll man up and learn how to play it too :P

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  18. Make sure to do some stretching for your hands before playing (if you play a lot). This also helps for gamers.

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  19. i wish i knew how to play guitar :o

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  20. had a guitar since i was 12, never bother to learned to play it. Regret it now. But also too lazy now to try.

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  21. This makes me want to get back into guitar. What kind of strings do you like?

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  22. woo yeah buddy guitar is alot harder than what i play

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  23. This is a great warm up, I'll have to do this often. Thanks!

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