With all of the global warming threads lately, I though I'd give my $0.02:

At one point today, my hands were very chilly. Concomitantly, I wanted to play my guitar. So, I began playing with my cold hands and realized that I lacked my typical technical talent. Then it occurred to me that in a few years, there will be no more cold hands because of...


On a serious note, my hands were quite chilled because of some AC today, so I thought about wearing gloves (well, glove). However, I don't want to be the idiot who wears one glove in JULY, so what other things can I do to keep my hands warm or warm them fast?

PS-If anyone brings up actual Global Warming (Belief of the theory, disbelief of the theory, Bush Derangement syndrome), I will petition to have them IP banned.

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I often try and play through it, which can help get the blood flowing, or better yet - Stick them infront of a heater or hairdryer or something and just wiggle your fingers a lot.

Either way, you are going to have to be ridic.
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I have the same problem. I have bad circulation in my hands anyway and it's the middle of winter here (Australia gets bloody cold).

Before I practice I massage and stretch my hands, using the ones from Rock Discipline and also some from gpb0216's site http://www.online-guitar-lesson.com/carpal-tunnel.html.
5 minutes of this usually gets the blood flowing in my hands and they're ready to go.

It's wierd because my hands feel really warm and then after a while the unused fingers on my picking hand get freesing cold again.
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gloves'll help, my sisters a harpist at a music school, she wears em during winter and anytime its not summer, and a lot of the vocalists will wear scarfs around their neck to keep their vocal chords constantly warm
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I massage and stretch my hands, and then just move them a lot. Clenching and unclenching your fists, etc.
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Stick your hands in warm water, but not for too long.

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Hey, you could put this in the TECHNIQUE FORUM! If you wanted, I don't really care at all.

And I would just turn the AC down and open my window.
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Try running lukewarm water across the back of your hands as well as the standard warmup exercises and stretches.
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