Warm Ups II

Here is the follow up part to Warm Ups I article. These warm ups may prove to be considerably harder.

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Lession: Warm Ups II Writer: George Frost Email: george@ezaypage.fslife.co.uk Tuning: Standard (E,A,D,G,B,e) Speed: Varying (see bottom) Here is the follow up part to my Warm Ups I article. These warm ups may prove to be considerably harder. Hammer On and Pull Off Lick in E Minor:
e|-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12---|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12-15p12---|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


e|-15p12-------15p12-------15p12-------15p12---------|
B|-------15p12-------15p12-------15p12-------15p12---|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

                                              BU
e|-15p12-------15p12-------15p12-------15p12-12------|
B|-------15p12-------15p12-------15p12-------15(17)-|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

This is based around the E Minor Pentatonic scale:
e|-------------------------------12-(15)-------------|
B|-------------------------12-15---------------------|
G|-------------------12-14---------------------------|
D|-------------12-14---------------------------------|
A|-------12-14---------------------------------------|
E|-12-15---------------------------------------------|

Hammer On and Pull Off Lick II:
e|-10p7-8p7----10p7-8p7----10p7-8p7----10p7-8p7------|
B|---------10p7--------10p7--------10p7--------10p7--|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Bending Lick:               BU BD  BU  BD  BU  BD  x3
e|------------------------12(15)(12)(15)(12)(15)(14)-|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|o-------------------------------------------------o|
D|o-------------------------------------------------o|
A|---BU-----BU-----BU--------------------------------|
E|--12(13)-12(14)-12(15)-----------------------------|


Two Hand Tapping Lick:
e|-17p15p12-20p15p12-18p15p12-16p15p12-19p15p12h15p10|
B|-t--------t--------t--------t--------t-------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
Use these a bit later on in your warm up, as some of them can be quite demanding when played at speed. Start the metranome at about 50bmp, then go up in steps of 10 or 20 until you can't play it any faster. If you're not warmed up after that, you never will be!

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    cudaz3000
    Post II - Play all the "leads" that you play out, or project wise,but play them very slow you will find that your ability has surpassed your knowlege as you play very slow you will be aware of what your doing.Example----Try to teach sombody a fast riff that you can play insane!
    Mo Jiggity
    I like to do the intro to Blue Oyster Cult's "Cities on Flame" for warming up - nice decent-speed second position lick. Due to my n00bness I kinda lack any sort of consistency until I've warmed up, and once I can play that I know I'm ready to actually start practicing .
    ror
    best warm ups are a few scales and modes then strum a few chords n ur ready to go
    levelwisedallas
    I like warming up by playing tocatina or my version of the intro of Pearl Jam's Bushleaguer faster than the 208 bmp metronome, they're real simple so it's just a matter of plucking really fast, and I'm manic so that came pretty quick. It's very fun.
    cudaz3000
    Sorry Post 3 you will find that their ability is not your ability and this is what teaches them and teaches you .more than you think !
    cudaz3000
    warm ups are good specially if you want to shred go slow then fast find somthing pleasing to play and relaxe, get a hold of "flight of the bumble bee"tab,that will put a little oil in the sprockets.It makes for a cleaner musician.Good job!
    bLoWn
    now this are some more complex warm ups than the part 1.. good job
    isaluteu
    sorry for second post pull of the first not on each of these example e-h4-p1-p0- in one motion
    isaluteu
    my favorite one...pull out the acoustic if u have it hammer onto the fourth (with pinky) fret pull of the the first do this for a few minutes. then third to first with ring. then second to first with middle do this on all the strings for a few minutes on each finger. (be sure to hammer on the first not without plucking the string)
    troutBoy
    something i forgot to say in the article: try these towards the end of your warm up session, as some can be quite demanding and you need to be a bit warmed up first really with some easier stuff.
    rrhodesrox
    Good idea... I play the verses to skid row's "18 and life" and the intro to sweet child o' mine for warmups