Guitar Practice Routine Part 1

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Hey guys,

Here´s a cool lesson on guitar practicing routines

to develop a great technique, hope you like it!














 

Hi. This is Rob Compagna for guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host and
today we’re going to talk about warm-up routines,
daily warm-up routines. This is the first of a
three-part series. We’re going to discuss and
what I’m going to show you is my daily warm-up
routine. It takes about 30 minutes and it’s
important because all serious guitarists, all
the great guitarists have a daily warm-up routine
that they do. It’s something you have to do and
stick with it every day, every day, and then
you’ll build-up over time. You’ll build up
strength, accuracy and speed.

The first thing I want to tell you about is it’s
always important to do a clean tone when you do
these warm-up exercises so you can hear any mistakes
or anything like that. The second rule is always
to make sure that you play things cleanly, no
flubbed notes or anything like that. Try not to
push yourself so that you’re making mistakes,
otherwise when you go to perform you’ll sound like
that when you do that. So take it down a level.
Remember, this is something that you’re going to
be doing over the course of your life. It’s your
own private time so make sure that you’re nice and
clean. And, always work with a metronome. Always
work with a metronome. It makes you smooth and
even and it’s always a way to monitor your progress.

The first exercise that we’re going to do — and
I’m not going to be using a metronome right here,
but you’ll see. It’s all in the tab that’s going
to attached in the description for this video.
Ring pinkie exercise, ands it’s very important
because it builds-up the independence between
these two fingers because they’re linked together
and you don’t want them to be linked when you play.

Anyway, it goes four directions, and of course this
is with your metronome. The first direction is…
And then when you go down… Now, the other thing,
too, important about these exercises is to make
sure you have alternate picking. The third direction
is up and reverse. And then down and reverse.

Then you move up to the next fret and next fret, all
the way up to the 12th, and then back down to the 1st
fret. It takes a while. This one really kills, but
it’s a great one and again, make sure you are clean
and smooth. So I’ll do the first couple of frets here.

Wow! Isn’t that fun? That was awesome. Much more
fun all the way up to the 12th fret, and then once
again all the way back down. So that’s that exercise.

The next thing I work on is my diatonic scales. I
practice them in all seven positions, which I’m
going to give the tabs here. The first one — and
I always do this in F because it lines-up nicely
on the neck. So the first position is the ionian
position. The next position is the dorian position.
Now, if these sound like modes to you; they are.
So the next one is phrygian. The next one is lydian.
Next one is mixolydian. Next one is aeolian.
The next one and the last one is locrian.

Knowing these seven positions, I string these
together in a back-to-back, ascending routine
that I do with a metronome. So there you go.
You might even notice I made one little mistake
there, but that happens. You’ll have these when
you practice. So that’s just a part of it. You’ve
got to get used to it and you just keep on
plugging away. So that’s the diatonic.

The other thing, too, that I’ll show you is
I also do it in groups of four, up and down,
so you understand that one.

The next one I do is I do it in groups of three.
So basically what I’m establishing here is I can
be able to do it in double time, which is like
great for 16th notes, or triplets. The next one,
the exercise, is going to be in groups of three,
which is great for runs and runs that include
triplets, sextuplets, et cetera. So the triplet
one goes… So you get the point. That goes all
the way up to the locrian and then back down.
Once again, see the tabs on this.

That’s the end for this, the first of a three-part
series of practice exercises, daily practice routines.
I hope you enjoy this and please, for your own safety,
make yourself a better guitar player, have this be
a daily routine and have it happen for the rest
of your life.

All right, take care, everybody, and once again,
you can review these tabs on the link that is in
the description to this video. I hope you’re
enjoying guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host and take care.
Good bye.