A guitar warm up routine to get you warmed up and ready to play in minutes. You don’t want to spend half of your guitar practice routine getting warmed up…you want to be playing! Following this 3-5 minute warm up routine for guitar will get your fingers looser, your hands relaxed…and over time will also help build faster and stronger guitar fingers, finger independence and speed and fluency too!
Warming up is an important part of your guitar practice, but how can you do it? There are lots of ways, but I like to use the 5 short warm exercises here. They use bends, trills, down picks, up picks and alternate picking to get both your fretting hand and picking hand ready to play. To make them easier to remember I decided to put them together into a short warm up routine to use at the start of all my guitar practice sessions.
Remember the goal is to get warmed up: these exercises are not about playing fast! Do them slowly and accurately in a relaxed fashion – this is important! Tension will not help you get warmed up. You can use a metronome if you like, but it’s not compulsory as long as you keep a controlled, solid time feel it’s fine.
So good luck with my guitar warm up routine! I find it works for me, hope it works for you too.