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Moloko

 

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Workout Gym 

Greetings, my fellow companions of guitar! I'd like to know some exercises that helped you improve your techniques and skills on the guitar. What really worked with you and what you consider is really important in your practice sessions, being it technical exercises, repertoire study or practice overall.



Edit: the thread title is an irony, like "Pumping Nylon" (i'm paying my tribute here), haha. But, to make myself clear now: i mean every kind of physical, mental or guitar exercises, literally everything that may have helped you!
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JasonM

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Moloko

Well you can use the search function and find a lot of info from previous discussions. But my favorite of late has been practicing picado string crossing with speed burst and chuncking. I’m gettin gains brah!
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tri7/5

 

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Moloko

Yoga, stretches everything out. Great for mind and body.
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Moloko

 

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to JasonM

Sure i can! I just thought it would be nice to have all this information in just one thread, since most of them are sparse and just talks about specific issues concerning technique and study.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 14 2019 22:23:01
 
Grisha

 

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Moloko

Sorry for my previous post, I misread your question. I did not realize you meant guitar exercises.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 14 2019 22:29:54
 
Moloko

 

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Grisha

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From my experience, lifting weights where arms are actively involved can lower the ability to make fine adjustments in your playing. The sensation is not unlike playing in a state of fatigue after a few hour practice session.


Odd, but good to know, since i workout almost every day of the week. I am finally at that moment in a guitarist's life when you realize your own faults and know just what you need to do to improve, so i am structuring a new practice session.

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Out of the wide range of possible training exercises you can do, I think the most beneficial would be the ones that target the core and back muscles. Guitarists tend to have bad posture and we do slouch a lot while playing, resulting in occasional back pain. Strengthening your mid and lower traps, and possibly lats, may help counter that.


Yep, i always tell my students to lay out a good foundation, that is their posture. Even though i am a bit sloppy sometimes (more like all the time), straight back and free breathing are very important i found.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 14 2019 22:33:38
 
Moloko

 

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Grisha

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being it technical exercises, repertoire study or practice overall.


Not at all, as i mentioned above, everything that really helped you. Your response was very interesting, i must say, since guitarists normally bypass stretching and stuff.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 14 2019 22:37:15
 
Moloko

 

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to tri7/5

Yehudi Menuhin was a Yoga enthusiastic, he even had a guru, haha
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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Moloko

Work with a metronome and listen to yourself (record yourself).
Listen to maestros and analyse the crap out of it.

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Moloko

Rhythm exercises with foot and metronome.... looping short phrases many times at medium tempo. When learning a new phrase or cleaning up something you know already, add small bits to the loop at a time until you have the entire phrase down.

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kitarist

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to Grisha

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ORIGINAL: Grisha

Sorry for my previous post, I misread your question. I did not realize you meant guitar exercises.


Yeah, it wasn't clear at all. I thought he meant gym exercises (it is in the subject line!) but then was confused that the elaboration only referred to guitar exercises. I was going to write about the benefits of squats, deadlifts, and bench presses. Of these, only the deadlifts give me the 'shakes' that you alluded to, if I try to play shortly after.

BTW: a gentle reminder about your offer to call your friend Steve Lin about his score - the arrangement of Piazzolla's "Tanti anni primo" - for the classical tremolos reference guide I put together! Sorry about putting this here but last time I tried to send you a pm it bounced with a "mailbox full" message.

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Moloko

 

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RE: Workout Gym (in reply to kitarist

Yeah, i've figured it out now I made and edit to the original thread, haha. :)
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