#1
Do you guys do anything to warm up?

Does it even help to "warm up"??

Sometimes i get on my guitar im excellent other times im all over the place...

Does a warm up help anything..

Tell me what you think!
#2
yeah you need to warm up. how long depends on you. i just noodle a few licks etc depending on what i'm planning on playing that day. it's tough to just pick up a guitar and play up to par right off the bat. some days it all fall into place pretty quickly other days not so much. that's pretty common i think.
#3
yeah my standard routine is starting off playing Gun's N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle, followed by Muse - Supermassive Black Hole and ending with Metallica - Battery. It's a great way to really loosen your hands and start recording. If you're into that kinda music of course.
#4
^^ but tats not really warming up.. thats just playing.

Now if you want to bring in recording then yes... i guess play a few songs and record.
#5
I typically start with Holy Wars and Take No Prisoners by Megadeth. That really gets me warmed up, after that I am able to play a lot cleaner and my fingers are more flexible. It's definitely something you need to do if you don't want to be stiff
#6
Quote by mikerockcity
^^ but tats not really warming up.. thats just playing.

Now if you want to bring in recording then yes... i guess play a few songs and record.


I say it's warming up because I go through a lot of different techniques and am able to be prepared later
#8
Quote by mikerockcity
^^ but tats not really warming up.. thats just playing.

Now if you want to bring in recording then yes... i guess play a few songs and record.


yeah that is certainly one way to warm up. i play through certain songs to warm up as well. maybe not note for note but more of a loose version. the songs tend to be ones that i've been playing for years and can just go through with little to no thought.

after you've been playing for a number of years "practice" takes on a different form. i rarely sit and run scales and such anymore. i just noodle to various things and see what i can come up with. in a way that kinda is the goal. you want to play music with your guitar and not just do exercises.
#9
Yeah I warm up I play better when I warm up about 5 to 10 mins
#10
I spend about 15 minutes on the average running through scales and arpeggios, maybe a few licks. But I always start with this. It's nice because you don't need your instrument to do it. You will find it cuts down your warm up time also.

http://youtu.be/TSrfB7JIzxY