#1
Hey guys, i'm going on a school exchange trip to Japan 13 days.
I probably won't be able to get my hands on a guitar.

Are there any good guitar drills/exercises I can practice without guitar?

Well, its getting late where I am, and i have school tomorrow, so ill be on in about 16-18 hours


Cheers guys
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#2
Get a broom, and play air guitar

Actually uh...I can't think of much...

Just bring your guitar anyway, what's the worst thing they can do? Smash your guitar?
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#3
Buy one of those shred necks. I've never used one but they've gotten some great reviews.
#4
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its an exercise developed by a classical guitarist


you basically do different finger patterns as fast and you can


like
1 2 3 4
1 2 4 3
1 3 2 4
1 3 4 2
1 4 2 3
1 4 3 2
4 3 2 1
4 3 1 2
4 2 3 1
4 2 1 3
4 1 2 3
4 1 3 2

etc...
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#7
Quote by PcaKes
Buy one of those shred necks. I've never used one but they've gotten some great reviews.


There pretty expensive xD.
I would've gotten a shred neck, but their hard to find in Perth :/
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#10
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I heard those kill muscle memory ..?

Anyway, I'm going to hit the hay now
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#11
Sometimes, taking a break from guitar can be really beneficial.

Although I was unhappy in doing so, I took a 3 week bye from playing the guitar during a summer vacation trip. I came back, expecting to suck horribly...which I did, for the first practice day. The next day I broke through some barriers in my playing that had caused me much frustration prior to the trip.

It really made me wonder...
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#13
Yeah,there's not much you can do if you can't bring your guitar with you...uhm use a stress ball and grip it for 15 minutes a day to keep finger and wrist strength.
#14
2 weeks isnt bad, you come home so eager to play...personally i played sloppy for like a hour then everything felt like butter
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#15
Will you have access to a computer? If so, you could hit the theory and also work on some of the ear trainers.
Or you could take your guitar with you...even if you can't plug in, you'll still be able to play it, right?

About breaks - I agree with what plainsight said. I've noticed that too.
#17
two weeks isnt too bad. you could just take a break. maybe buy a travel guitar? i got one for free so im set if i ever need to go somewhere. they are pretty small but the neck is pretty close to normal scale length. ive seen some for about 100-150 bucks or so depending on the brand and where you buy it.

but honestly, 2 weeks out of your whole life is nothing.
#18
write out your scales and visit a guitar shop whilst your out there, there`s loads in japan apparently and goto the ibanez factory see if they`ll give you a tour.
#19
Just take a break, clear your head. Surprisingly enough, doing this can cause you to improve dramatically upon your return to the instrument.
#20
Just don't play for two weeks, it's not like it's going to kill you - there'll be plenty of other stuff to keep you occupied over there.
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#21
Hm true with taking a break, I'll just get that planet waves thing sbinlb suggested to keep my calluses hard.
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#23
Just do the five knuckle shuffle a few times a day. That'll keep the hands in good shape.