#1
Hey guys, im wondering if anyone on here knows of any good finger warm ups, for example, using hot water(which didnt work), or possibly using some type of warm therapy massage on my fingers.

I'm not talking exercises...

I dont know about you guys, but it takes me basically a whole day of playing to get up to my prime. Until then, my fingers just feel either cold or dry....

Any tips or things i could do.
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#2
If my fingers are really cold and stuff I just rub my hands togehter to warm them up a little and after that I just play a few chords and scales. I start of slowly and increase speed a I go. But I know what your talking about sometimes it also takes me very long to get warmed up enough to play at my max. That doesn't only have to do with your fingers, but also with your mind. Sometimes it takes a really long time to created the perfect 'vibe' in your head so you play good. (Don't really have a better way to explain it)
#3
^ Hey thanks bro, yeh same thing here really. Especially if i like take a shower, or wash my hands... If my hands get wet, then i have to start all over again basically..
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Line 6 HD147 Head
6space HEAD/RACK case
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#4
what I do is I stretch and massage my hands/fingers before I play. I stretch my right arm over my left shoulder so I can loosen up my upper back, then the left arm. I then massage the palms of my hands and fingers to loosen those up. John Petrucci Rock Disipline has some good stuff on it too for warming up.
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#6
I find it quite thereputic to wash my hands in warm water before I play, it helps circulation and prevents string dirt (if you dry correctly)
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#7
Grip a metal (not glass!) slide in one hand and then hold a lighter in it until it is nearly too hot to handle then roll it between your hands until the heat has dissipated.
#8
or just play the intro to Sweet chil o mine til u are ready to go...
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#10
A bit of alcohol seems to help.


I'm not kidding.


Unless you're under *insert your country's drinking age here*.

Yeah, Classic, sometimes time is the only thing that can help. Though maybe you should look into some fingerless gloves, to keep the heat trapped inside your hands?
#11
To warm my fingers up i bathe them in dannos aura... of corse he does the same to me
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#12
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A bit of alcohol seems to help.


I'm not kidding.


Unless you're under *insert your country's drinking age here*.

Yeah, Classic, sometimes time is the only thing that can help. Though maybe you should look into some fingerless gloves, to keep the heat trapped inside your hands?

Its not my hands, its in my fingers.

Thanks for the helpful advice everyone.
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Line 6 HD147 Head
6space HEAD/RACK case
Korg DTR1000 Rack Tuner
Furman Power Conditioner
ISP Decimator
#13
I usually just crack my knuckles and play a few quick scales to warm up. Maybe an easy song or two. Then I just play for a while. Sometimes ten minutes, sometimes two hours. It depends on my mood.
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