#1
I'm having trouble making my fingers feel loose again while I play lead guitar, I've always practiced legato to warm up but now the only finger that starts to feel weary is my thumb. I also do chromatic picking exercises up and down the next a few times to a metronome at about 120 playing 16th notes, that does it for my picking, but my fingers still feel stiff. Anyone have any recommendations?
#3
Well it sounds like your working your fingers but are you relaxed? Just sit back and try not to be tense when playing.
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#4
i'm always relaxed. i can't stand to do anymore exersizes because I also practice arpeggios, and other licks, i can't dedicate so much time to practice and never get any fun out of it.
#5
anyone think finger weights would be worth it, 60$ to get my fingers loose again. im deciding. because wants there loose, I can play a lot a lot a lot faster a lot more comfortably.
#6
Do you shred? If so then try taking a break, play some blues. Play acoustic for a while, it could be that your fingers are just weak, and acoustic will build up the strength in them, if you don't have an acoustic consider buying one because it's a good thing to have for practicing and playing, (who knows you might get into it) After playing acoustic for a while you will find electric extremely easy to play.
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#7
Play modes to a metronome, alot more stretching and shifting gets the fingers nice and toasty.
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#8
I find that playing/sweeping arpeggios quickly works fine for me.

I also do stuff like:

|-------------------------------5-|-7-5------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5-7-8---|-----8-7--------------------------------|
|-------------------4-5-7---------|---------9-7-5\4------------------------|
|-------------4-5-7---------------|-----------------7-5--------------------|
|-------3-5-7---------------------|---------------------9-7-5\3------------|
|-3-5-7---------------------------|-----------------------------7-5-3------|