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Old 04-06-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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Warm up

How much time do you spend in warming up before a gig?
Have you got a preferred fixed routine? Like a series of exercises you always practise in a "your" optimal sequence...
Do you also warm up before practise or rehearsal, or not?

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Old 04-07-2005, 03:28 AM   #2
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I take about 30 min before rehearsals and gigs, doing some physical stretches (arms, legs, wrists) and then a lot more wrist warmups. In rehearsals I keep doing the wrist stretches\warmups during breaks. I cannot play properly if I don't do this.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:30 AM   #3
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heh, for the little amount of gigs i have a year, ive felt most comfortable with warming for an hour. going through the set list once and then playing any songs over that weren't the best in the first run through..

just remembered i have a gig next thursday! this is just a "show" kind of thing with other bands so we're only going to be playing 1 or 2 songs. but one of them is a cover that ends and leads into paradigm shift (liquid tension exerpiment of course) and then the outro is taken out and a shortened bach song is added to end it! it's cool, hopefully ill video tape it and put it up here!
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:54 AM   #4
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Sounds cool VD1!

I don't do much warming up. If I do, it usually involves fast alternating open-5's with my feet. I never really do much warming up with my hands.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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It all depends on the day, and how cold you are.
Best thing to do is just play some pads doing what ever.
The main thing about warmups is to be as loose and as fast as possible before you perform.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:41 PM   #6
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Quote:
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How much time do you spend in warming up before a gig?
Have you got a preferred fixed routine? Like a series of exercises you always practise in a "your" optimal sequence...
Do you also warm up before practise or rehearsal, or not?


Yeah, i always warm up before any kind of 'real drumming'
Before practice, i do some quick arm, leg, and wrist stretches and then some rudiments at one pace and then faster, etc, until warm. usually about 5-10mins.
I make sure i warm up really loud and also really soft, to keep a sense of control.
Ah, there's many things to do...to many to list persay
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:34 PM   #7
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Myself i havent played in any gigs but, before i play with people i usually warm up with constant triplets and paradidles.....then i play a few songs off the top of my head....personally the best song to warm up to is 'smells like teen spirit'...
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:37 PM   #8
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hahahaha!

o man, i can't stand that song! i used to listen to that song a lot in 6th grade!
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:51 PM   #9
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I used to like Wierd Al's rendition of that song. He sounded JUST LIKE Kurt Cobain.
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Old 04-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #10
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nirvana was great
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