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Christoph
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Weekly finger warm-up #2 -





Bm
E |------7---------9---------10---------12---------14---------15--|
B |----8--------10--------12---------14---------15---------17-----|
G |--9-------11--------12---------14---------16---------18--------|
D |---------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----x4--------x4--------x4---------x4---------x4---------x4----|
E |---------------------------------------------------------------|
Fast Sweep Triplets-->

E |--------17--19p17----------------|
B |-----17-----------19p17----------|
G |--19--------------------19~~~~~--|
D |---------------------------------|
A |---------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------|
Strong vibrato




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zepp_rules
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these are great, thanks

do you also have any speed exercises or anything to improve speed, i'd appreciate it
To improve technique and of course trying to keep all as clean as possible. I know my own limits and speed limits and so on I never play anything I'm not capable of. That wouldn't make any sense. After three years of playing I tried to play everything as fast as possible and that sounded, I would say, like shit, and I didn't realize that if I'd play bit slower things than I was capable of playing then everything would sound much better.

--Aleksi Laiho - Advice to Play By
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Christoph
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Check the other thread called "Finger Warm-ups". There's a ton of stuff in there that Skee1 and I have already posted.
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skee1
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Alternating picking excercise.





E-----------------------]
B-----------------------]
G-----------------------]
D-----------------------]
A-------2--1------------]
E--0--3-------0-3-2-3---]
3 2 1 3 2 3



Pick= down up down up ect.
Start slow then build your speed up.

Mark

[Edited by skee1 on 07-06-2001 at 03:36 PM]
yours truly Mark Toman
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Christoph
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Ok, so I've been slacking off.

Warm-up lick #3 -





E |---------------7-9/12--10-9--------------------------------------|
B |--------7-8-10--------------12-10-7-8----------------------------|
G |----9---------------------------------9-6-7----------------------|
D |--9---9-------------------------------------9-7-5---4------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------7---5----------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------3~~~~~~--|

E |------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--------------7-8/12--10-7-8--------------------------------------|
G |--------6-7-9----------------9-6-7--------------------------------|
D |----9------------------------------9-7-5---5----------------------|
A |--9---9----------------------------------9---9-7-5---5------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------9---7-5-5/7~~--|




This is a good exercise in string jumping and skipping around, and as an added bonus, it sounds kind of celtic.
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skee1
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Heres another exercise that also could be used in a riff.
Also try useing a pull-off going from 10-9 on the first two notes.




[E--10h9--------------------------------7--]
[B-------root-note>10--------------8-------]
[G-----------------------9\7---9-----------]Repeat:
[D-----------------------------------------]
[A-----------------------------------------]
[E-----------------------------------------]
2 1 2 1 1 3 2 1

Below: are two Ending's that could be used to end it after, the last 7 note above on the high E is picked.


Ending=1.
E[-----10\12-----------]
B[---------------------]
G[---------------------]
D[---------------------]
A[---------------------]
E[---------------------]
4 4

Ending=2
E[--10h9-----------10\12-]
B[--------10-------------]
G[-------------9---------]
D[-----------------------]
A[-----------------------]
E[-----------------------]
2 1 2 1 2 2



P:S Try it all over the finger board.
Mark

yours truly Mark Toman
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Christoph
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Hey, that's a pretty cool lick, Skee.

Very "Vai" sounding.
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skee1
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Belive it or not Christoph i took the first 3 notes,
from an old Alabama country song years ago then added,
the index finger slide which i use alot anyway then i ,
come up with the rest of it.
I figured this would be a good excercise for slideing,
up and down the finger board useing the index finger,
plus connecting notes after the slide.


Thanks
Mark

[Edited by skee1 on 07-18-2001 at 11:46 AM]
yours truly Mark Toman
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Captain Crunch
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One of the best exercises for your fingers and to work both hands(with speed picking) are chromatics. Theses can be done by any skill level because they are a very simple concept. The will help you with speed picking later on..
Chromatics are notes half steps apart(1 fret) so pick a place to start like in the key of A or something so.. start on the 5th fret of the E string using your pointer and move higher until you reach the 8th fret of E with your pinky(must use your pinky!) then just move to the next string.
Good Luck soon to be shredders!
-Cap'n
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Christoph
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Oh, ya know what I just realized, Skee? I was playing it wrong.


[E--10h9-----------------7--10h12----------]
[B--------------------8--------------------]
[G-------10--7/9---9-----------------------]
[D-----------------------------------------]
[A-----------------------------------------]
[E-----------------------------------------]


That's how I was playing it. You can see why it would sound Vai'ish.
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skee1
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That will work Christoph
i did leave out the vibrato on note 12 i seem to alwasy,
use vibrato on the last note after a slide ect ect.
Also try after your slide from 9 to 7 on the g string,
just go to 8 on the b-string then the other 3 notes on the E string. Exeperiment thats what its all about.
I think youv got another new lick up here now.(grin)
it looks good to me.

Mark
P:S Alot of licks can be created just from those first,
3 notes.The day i stop experimenting or trying new ways,
of playing my stuff or other people's i'm quiting.

[Edited by skee1 on 07-18-2001 at 02:47 PM]
yours truly Mark Toman
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Christoph
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Lol, yeah. I guess that will count as Finger Warm-up #4.
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emmanuel79
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Well, this is a good place especially lead guitarist wants to warm-up before they do heavy stuff on the guitar. Well, this is my warm up normally I do before jamming or even gigs or show on stage.

Slide up---> /
Slide down-> \
1st.
As mentioned by Captain Crunch.
Chromatic Exercise.
*Can start on any strings any frets.
(Tempo: Free)
(5th string)---1-2-3-4-2-3-4-5-3-4-5-6-4-5-6-7-5-6-7-8-

2nd
(3rd string)-----------2-3-4-5----------3-4-5-6
(5th String)---2-3-4-5---------3-4-5-6---------
Play this until 12th fret or your preferences

3rd
1-------------------------------5-6-7
2-------------------------5-6-7
3-------------------5-6-7
4-------------5-6-7
5-------5-6-7
6-5-6-7

4th
sliding chromatic technique(do not know if this exist, i figure it on my own) This concept is to practice your sliding as well an Effects which I do not know what to name. This practice can be used on any frets any strings anytime. Of course, it will sounds meaningless. This is what I used for warm up. You may also do some string skippings e.g(2) :on 2nd string 3rd fret, slide up and pick on the 5th string 12 fret and slide down. Or you may try without looking at the frets and just play alternate slidings up and down and up and down......

(Eg. 1)
1-------------------5\
2----------------9/
3-------------5\
4---------12/
5------7\
6---12/

(E.g 2)
1---------------------7/
2---3/------------------
3----------------12\----
4-----------2/----------
5------5\---------------
6-----------------------

Simple Hammer Tapping Exercise
H:Hammer, P:Pull, T:Tap with the right finger(any)
(1) T P H T P H T
3rd String ----12-0-7-12-0-7-12 (Continuously 8 beat)

this
(2) T P H T P H T
4th string ----12-0-7-12-0-7-12 (Continuously 8 beat)
You can create something with this with your own idea

phewww...sorry too long... ok, i'll stop until here...there is more, of course arpegious, pentatonic exercise, diminish exercise, tap and slide exercise, slide then bend exercise, and lots more and I think someone else will cover this. So, this is what I will only contribute to this thread.
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# 13
Purikah
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Ive only been playing for about 2 weeks and i use scales to warm up before playing anything.
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Christoph
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Whoops, I guess I kinda forgot about the ol' finger warm-ups thread for a while.

There'll be a new one coming your way in a few days.
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skee1
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Hi Christoph
long time no see; i'm still working on my page.
Been doing alot of giging lately.
I use alot of licks for finger excercise's anymore,
from all my styles.
I'm going to be down in nashville tenn the first of,
sept so i can check out the music stores plus hock shops,
to see what gear i can find cheap.


Mark

[Edited by skee1 on 08-13-2001 at 02:13 PM]
yours truly Mark Toman
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Christoph
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Harmonic Minor Descending Counterpoint



E |--12-13-12----12--------------------------------------------------|
B |--0--------15----15-13-15-13-12-13-12----12-----------------------|
G |--------------------------------------14----14-13-14-13----13-----|
D |--------------------------------------------------------15----15--|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|

E |------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------|
D |-14-15-14-12-14-12----12------------------------------|
A |-------------------15----15-14-15-14-12-11-11h12~~~~--|
E |------------------------------------------------------|



This an excellent warm-up for practicing your alternate picking technique.
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