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#1
What is the first thing you do when you pick up your guitar?

Im curious (a horrible state to be in)

I slide from the 15th fret on the top string to the 1st fret. And then do whatever.

What does everyone else do?

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#2
If when gona pick up my guitar, then im gona play it right?...
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#3
I kinda just play completely random chromatic scales, or just hit random notes just to warm up my hands before I start.
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#4
Play an E chord to hear if it's still in tune.
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#5
i usually do a slide from near 15 then play a palmuted e powerchord then an f powerchord then some more like:

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#6
Check tuning, then bust out a whole lotta awsome.
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#7
whammy drop followed by some practise bends & legato
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#8
Check tuning blatentley?

For a less boring answer, first thing I play is one of our bands riffs, just warm up a bit
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#10
Usually an E powerchord, haha. That's my band's thing. We get on stage, play E powerchords at each other humorously to get the crowd psyched up, and then play.
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#11
sumthin bluesy in e or a minor... tis a good warm up
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#12

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That.
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#13
ahh i love having a locking trem' i know my guitars in tune!
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#14
I play an A Penatonic "Box" scale shred, F Augmented Fifth Jazz lick (it varies in difference), Then a Jazz Shred in Lydian Mode. Usually In C or E. Then I'm warmed up.
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That.



what scales that? Major?
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ahh i love having a locking trem' i know my guitars in tune!

Ah but what tuning? The tunings goblins could have fucked with you in the night, bastards always stick me in open G, wheres the profit going to come from that??
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Ah but what tuning? The tunings goblins could have fucked with you in the night, bastards always stick me in open G, wheres the profit going to come from that??



Standard (or Eb). only time i have tuning problems is when i put on new strings, but then i dont lock it and give it some whammy abuse and pull 'em til they dont go out of tune with whammy abuse, then i lock the locking nut
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#18
Spend a minute trying to plug my cable into the damned thing without looking
#19
Set amp up on standby, let it warm up, check tuning, play a B power chord and set up a metronome at a low tempo to do some chromatics/scales.
#20
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#21
Wank.


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usually palm mutted power chords just to get my self in the mood for metal, but reacently play the intro to "the faded line" by lamb of god


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#22
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what scales that? Major?
It's a kinda mash-up of Am Pentatonic and Cmajor.
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#23
Play each string, play a scale, do some random bends, 'noodle' around basically, then turn it up loud and play songs and stuff.
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It's a kinda mash-up of Am Pentatonic and Cmajor.

That makes it A Minor then
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#26
i usually ring out an E chord and than slam a few others through, and than usually some random riffs, whatever is in my head when io pick up the guitar
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#29
Some scales to warn up and then a bit of "Testify" by Stevie Ray Vaughan, an extremely sloppy version though

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#30
I normally do some sort of slide.
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#31
Powerchord, usually followed by an improvised jam with myself. Almost all of my riffs I have ever written are parts that just stuck from these little solo jams.
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#32
Just an open D then I proceed from there
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#33
after i have chekced everything is plugged in etc...i do a huge random bend on the high e like the 15th or what ever. then play a d chord to see if its in tune.
#34
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That makes it A Minor then
Well, sorta. You could even say it's G Mixolydian.
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#35
Well usually when I pick up my guitar I play it, but I'm sure you could find other uses for it.
#36
I always do some random bends using random notes....just to make sure my fingers still work..lol. Then i usually play the first solo in Paradise City, and then play Slow Ride to warm up.
#37
check the tuning by playing a few chords. Then I bust out some metalcore.
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#38
Play chords to check tuning, then warmp up with for example 1234 excercises
#40
I go through tuning really quick to make sure nothing is way off then I usually do a random doodle, bend a time or then then do whatever...
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