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Old 03-18-2008, 10:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A good mountain is great for warm ups.. hell yes.. but after a 4:20 smoke who can be bothered. I usually just stare at my shoes for a while.. then grab the closest flute to hand and start a blowin.
I've performed some tasty licks with this method indeed. yeah.
It's not quite as metal as climbing a mountain but the shoes thing does work.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I play guitar and...If im alone i'll usually just play along with the song im learning. If im with someone else someone will play rythm while the other plays lead (usually the lead just ends up making thier own riff using the chords given on the piece)
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just play whatever comes to me on guitar. And then I might play a song that I'm currently working on. And then back and forth.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I either grab my Ipod and my studio headphones and jam to some Nirvana or RATM or work on some pieces for my band.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I practice scales @ 60 BPM in whole notes
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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guitar hero 3 or rockband

seriously. it's the greatest practice tool ever haha. way more entertaining than repeating scales along to a metronome. at the same time it prevents me from falling into the trap of sounding like everyone else when i actually do pick up one of my guitars.

greatest finger exercises ever.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Playing fretless so do alot of finger exercises so I come down on the right note every time. Also ear training--listen to a piece of music, hum the note in my head, find it on the bass.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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When I'm practicing the drums I put my ipod headphones on and play.

When I practice guitar I don't really have a specific method.. i just pick up the guitar, play some of the easy things I know, maybe speed them up a bit, then I start playing new things.

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guitar hero 3 or rockband

seriously. it's the greatest practice tool ever haha. way more entertaining than repeating scales along to a metronome. at the same time it prevents me from falling into the trap of sounding like everyone else when i actually do pick up one of my guitars.

greatest finger exercises ever.
Actually, Guitar Hero 3 is far different than playing actual guitar because it has way too many notes being thrown at you, and in my oppinion it makes it pretty difficult to learn the song afterwards because you're so used to the games feel.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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really? the video game is different than the real thing? you don't say...

i have yet to see a GH tune that i used to play for real (like one, cherub rock, suck my kiss, sunshine of your love) throw more notes at me than i actually played when i practiced covers. after playing for 15 years the thought of sitting down and regurgitating covers - again - makes me want to give up playing guitar.

GH keeps my fingers nimble - hence the comment about it being a great finger exercise. i never said it was a surrogate for playing the real thing, just my method of choice for practicing. at this point i don't feel the need to practice scales or chord progressions. what i do feel the need for is an activity that helps maintain the dexterity of my fretting fingers and the stamina of my picking hand. GH provides that in spades.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:20 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Covers can be fun for warm ups but these days I usually just flop it out and give it a good seeing to then start shredding. If it's the afternoon then I usually have to have a nanna nap between the fap session and the shreddin.
But yeah it warms up my fingers perfectly, recommended.
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