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    Warming up

    So based on a comment I made on another thread I thought--do we have a thread about warming up before we play?
    I couldn't find one--so here it is.

    So Do you warm up before playign guitar/bass/etc?
    If not--why not?
    If so--how do you warm up?

    Discuss...

    (I will add my own comments as well)
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    On guitar I usually do finger/ hand stretches prior to playing. I might add the Gripmaster to that warm-up. Then I usually run some scales.

    On trumpet, warm-up is much longer- it is probably too much detail to give you but warm-up is 15 minutes if I'm in a hurry and closer to 30 minutes on a normal day.

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    I do similar--I do scales, riffs, & noodle.
    And loosen up my fingers as well...
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    Luckily guitar players don't need to do all the stuff brass players need to

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Luckily guitar players don't need to do all the stuff brass players need to
    If you mean all the mouth stuff--well--there is a reason I don't play brass!
    (well not the only reason)

    And we do have guitar face--you might need to warm that up.
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    Mouth stuff, breathing, there is a lot of warm up as a brass player

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    Thought the mouth stuff--not that the finger stuff isn't important as well...
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    That is also important

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    Again this is something important not to over do as well.
    I have underdone it & overdone it.

    Fortunately most of the time I have hit the middle though...
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    The worst thing for a brass player is when you get stuck in traffic on the way to a gig and arrive with no time to do anything except throw up your stands and start playing with no warm-up. To avoid this we usually warm up at home but stuff happens.

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