Warm-up Exercises: Big Stretches - Quick Results

This is a lesson (sort of) showing you the best (IMO) warm ups to get your fingers limber in as short a time as possible, these DO work. My hands are always cold and they even manage to warm mine up after about 10 minutes with a metronome.

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There are 3 Warm ups about to be shown, I will start each piece of tab on the higher frets (less stretches to begin with) and continue the pattern downward. Warm up 1 (easy) Fretting hand Do NOT lift your fingers off throughout this exercise, you should be moving one finger at a time to its next position
e-12--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--etc...
B-13--13--12--12--12--12--11--11--11--
G-14--14--14--13--13--13--13--12--12--
D-15--15--15--15--14--14--14--14--13--
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------
Try and go down to the very first fret, also if you find this too easy try steps of 2 frets at a time as opposed to1 fret at a time (as shown) Warm up 2 (medium) Fretting and picking this exercise is the same concept as the first one only this time we are picking the notes aswell, try and go for a tempo where you don't 'fumble' remember we're warming up, not practicing. We warm up so that we can practice.
e-------12---------11---------11-----etc....
B-----13--13-----13--13----12---12---
G---14-----14--14-----14--14-----14--
D-15---------15---------15--------15-
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------
The pattern is EXACTLY the same as EX.1 . I shouldn't need to rewrite it all however this gives us the concept. Warm up 3 (Hard) NOTE: Don't practice this one in the cold, it will hurt. This is the beast that warms mine up nicely, starts on the first fret so it is already stretching and burning (in a good way)
e-4--5--5--5--5--6--6--6--6-- etc...
B-3--3--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--
G-2--2--2--3--3--3--3--4--4--
D-1--1--1--1--2--2--2--2--3--
A----------------------------
E----------------------------
Find a comfortable tempo for the arpeggiated ones and STICK TO IT. Grab a metronome, turn that distortion off and don't brush those mistakes under the carpet. Any question or queries just post on here I will reply. Cheers!

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    shadowmaster036
    these are like John Petrucci's rock discipline exercises. if you haven't seen them yet check them out. i have greatly improved because of them. good lesson btw.