Physical and musical exercises to help maximize practice time
Essential Elements Guitar
Lesson book (with standard notation and guitar tabs), online audio
A good warm-up session can be the most crucial part of your practice session. Not only does it limber and stretch your finger muscles, it helps to ward off injuries, gets your hands in “sync,” and promotes accuracy andspeed. This book contains a wide variety of exercises to help get your hands in top playing shape. It addresses the basic elements of guitar warm-ups by category: stretches and pre-playing coordination exercises, pickingexercises, right and left-hand synchronization, and rhythm guitar warm-ups. The Odds & Ends chapter covers other misc. topics such as legato warm-ups, string-bending exercises, scale sequences, and arpeggios. Use this book daily,choosing one or two exercises in each chapter to warm up, and you'll playing will be cleaner, more articulate, and of a higher caliber.