#1
does any one else find it harder to play (especially fast stuff) when there hands are freezing??
#3
by warm up you mean put hands in hot water? Seriously though i find that helps. also doing warm-up exercises afterwards..
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#4
yeah
i find it fairly difficult
i mean
i can hardly play any slayer if i haven't warmed up...
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#5
oh yeah. I have bad blood circulation too so my hands are always cold, ergo I suck at guitar 90% of the time I play. Warming up helps though

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#6
Doing the five knuckle shuffle might help lol.

Just pop your hands into a dish of warm water or over a radiator or something like that. But if you're playing outdoors you might want to take a flask of hot chocolate...with whiskey in it, so that way you keep warm and have a drink.

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#7
Your muscles contract to keep warm, ie, they can't move as freely, making it harder to pwn with teh shr3dd0rz sk1lls11!!!1!
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Your muscles contract to keep warm, ie, they can't move as freely, making it harder to pwn with teh shr3dd0rz sk1lls11!!!1!


I don't know why, but that made me laugh

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by warm up you mean put hands in hot water? Seriously though i find that helps. also doing warm-up exercises afterwards..



if you put your hands in hot water to warm them up, the finger tips with the hard skin on goes soft....wrongo
#10
Just put your hands in a pillow case and sit on it, probably warm them up good. I know I can't play much of anything when my hands are cold.
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#11
Use a hot water bottle. your hands will stay dry, and its about as warming as doing 5 minutes of scales.
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Use a hot water bottle. your hands will stay dry, and its about warming as doing 5 minutes of scales.


I never thought of that and I always warm up...damn good idea.
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#13
Put your hands under your balls. It's warm there
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#14
Why would you play guitar with freezing cold hands?

Hell, I live in colorado and I don't think I've played guitar with cold hands once. Usually when I come inside freezing my ass off I think WARM UP, not play guitar.
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#15
I find it hard just to move them, let alone play guitar.
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#16
I have poor circulation and if I don't warm up I end with with very sore hands, so yes, physical warming up (in terms of radiator/hot water bottle etc.) and guitar/bass warming up (scales and warm-up exercises) are especially important for me.
If they're not too bad (i.e it's summer and hot for a change) then usually just rubbing my hands together warms them up enough.
#17
yeah i find it harder to play with cold hands.

So did John Lennon, if you see on the beatles rooftop concert, he kept blowing on his fingers to try to warm them up. Also apparently he kept complaining about his hand being too cold, but that was edited out
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So did John Lennon, if you see on the beatles rooftop concert, he kept blowing on his fingers to try to warm them up. Also apparently he kept complaining about his hand being too cold, but that was edited out


Like he had to play five string sweeps.
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#19
I too have really bad circulation in my hands so what I do usually is make fists so the heat is controlled usually warms them up, but obviously doing some scales and stuff and getting the joints loosened is going to help no matter what. The air conditioning in my room stinks though so it's always boiling hot and eventually it warms the hands.
#20
I find it hard to play with really hot sweaty hands more of a problem actually.
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#21
arr hate that.

Apparently if you do play with cold hands and try to do it fast it can damage your muscles in your hand??? I think it strains them. Then you wont be able to play at all!
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