However, some exercises are considered to be good for warming up. Warm up exercise 1 This is a nice warm-up exercise that takes you through a great set of stretches. As with any warm-up exercise, take it slow and work up to playing it in time. This exercise is inspired by recommendations by Eric Vandenberg on how to warm-up for them slow!! I play the first 8 bars as chords. I repeat the 8 first bars one fret down, and continue own until I can’t stretch it no more.
Hence, the tab is more like an outline. My rather small hands are limiting my stretching abilities, and that’s why I focus on these exercises also. Bar 9 etc I play note by note. It is still a good stretching exercise, but I can’t finger them as chords. Warm up exercise 2 This is a nice warm-up exercise that takes you through 4 notes per string chromatics to 2 notes per string in different fret skipping patterns and finally arpeggiated triplets. This is intended as a warm-up so take it at a relaxing pace with no metronome. Let it get the blood flow moving to your fingers.
Try using different finger combinations (1 and 2, 2 and 3,3 and 4, 1 and 3, 2 and 4). The last part will give nice stretches for your fingers. The parts in bar IO- 15 will also give nice stretches if you use adjacent fingers (1 and 2, 2 and 3, 3 and 4). Warm up exercise 3 This exercise was specifically designed as a warm-up exercise. It is intended to stretch your fretting hand and work different finger separations. Take it slow as you should during the warm-up stage of your practice session. Warm up exercise 4 The key purpose of a warm-up exercise is in my opinion to stretch the fingers a little.
It’s important to do something simple (like walking / light Jogging) before the real work-out starts, and not do something difficult as the warm-up. This easy little stretching exercise should be easy to remember. It starts with a GmaJ7 chord. Then the first finger is lowered down to 1st fret, forming a 67 chord. This gives a good stretch between the 1st and 2nd finger. Then the second finger is moved down to the 2nd fret, forming a G7b5 chord. The stretch is now between the 2nd and 3rd finger. The next step is to lower the 3rd finger one fret, forming a Gm7b5 chord.
Stretch is now between 3rd and 4th finger. Finally the 4th finger is lowered 1 fret, forming a F#maJ7 chord. Repeat this exercise by starting a fret higher (G#maJ7), or by reversing the progress from the F#maJ7 back to the GmaJ7 chord a few times. You may strum all the chord notes at once or play each note of the chord by alternate picking or by sweeping. Do to my rather small hands I normally start this exercise one octave higher than written in the tab and work my way down rather than working my way up as written in the tab.
Warm up exercise 5 Another possible warm up exercise is the so-called spider. Try starting with both an p-stroke and down-stroke (as indicated in the tab). This is really a left hand finger-strength exercise that can be used in the end of the warm up part of you exercise. Hammer-on all notes in this exercise. Returning by using pull-offs (pull-off with the first finger to an open string) would be a good additional exercise to this one. Warm up exercise 7 Synchronization Exercises In order to play technical difficult stuff, it is very important that both hands are synchronized.
The synchronization exercises are intended to improve your synchronization between your left and right hands. The exercises are working on your picking, left hand finger coordination and on your timing. The technique is an important basis to be able to play your musical ideas out on the guitar. You should start your speed improvement by working with these exercises first. Use your metronome. Start slow and get it accurate. Then increase speed. J] Sync 1 A chromatic 16th note exercise. Four notes up four notes down per string. This is a chromatic 16th note exercise.