This has proven to be the best warm up guitar exercise for my practice needs because it uses every finger combination.
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Guitar Warm Up Exercise Video Outline
0:00 - Intro
0:58 - Video outline
2:04 - Exercise description
5:53 - Full demonstration with notation/tabs (PLAY ALONG)
8:21 - What to focus on while practicing
11:05 - How to make it more challenging
12:16 - The one big thing to NOT do
13:17 - Supplementary material
13:47 - Comments / outro
Links & Lessons Mentioned in this Guitar Warm Up Exercise Video
- Keeping fingers close to fretboard
- How to Improve Your Musical Time
- Focus Rotation Method (my first lesson video)
- Technique playlist
- Another great warm up
Guitar Warm Up Exercise Video Description
I have a very practical lesson for you today.
I just want to share with you the exact warm-up exercise that I do almost every single time that I practice guitar.
Sounds a bit boring, but this warm-up is really important to me.
I injured my arm from playing too much guitar twice in my career.
Both times were devastating.
There were moments when I wasn't sure if I'd be able to play again.
In the end, the answer to healing and being able to play sustainably again was warming up.
I found that this exact warm-up exercise helped the most in getting me loose, preventing further injury, and allowing me to play with way more accuracy.
I still do it religiously and it continues to be beneficial.
Here's what's covered in this lesson:
- I describe the exercise and demonstrate it fully with tabs and notation on screen
- I talk about what to focus on while practicing
- I show how to turn it into a more advanced exercise
- And lastly, I share the common technique mistake that you should avoid doing at all costs when playing something like this
I don't even mention my injuries in the video—I just wanted to share that with you here. I'll save discussing that more for a future lesson.
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