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Topic: Warm up!  (Read 1648 times)

Offline Infernal_Nerd

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Warm up!
on: September 08, 2003, 01:33:09 PM
Yo guyz, do any of you play any short & easier (than the one you study) before you play the other to warm up?
I usually do Fur-Elise/Rondo Alla Turca/another one I studied when I was bored :P

Wake up from the ashes.

Offline buck

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Re: Warm up!
Reply #1 on: September 08, 2003, 05:54:30 PM
Heh, I'm a newbie.  

I try to do the first 20 exercises from Hanon at as close to 108 as possible... legato, followed by staccato.   By the time I'm done, fingers will feel quite "warm".  Rest for 5 minutes, then start on actual practice.     :)

Offline dj

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Re: Warm up!
Reply #2 on: September 23, 2003, 05:46:02 AM
well i do scales and arpeggios and chromatic scales and some hanon for warm ups. as for playing easier songs, i usually sight read a couple of hymns and play an old bach 2 part invention or something like that.
rach on!

Offline jeff

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Re: Warm up!
Reply #3 on: September 24, 2003, 04:15:05 PM
i find that big loud pieces with plenty of chords warm my hands up pretty quick - bartok's allegro barbaro is a good one that i use :)

Offline bachopoven

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Re: Warm up!
Reply #4 on: September 25, 2003, 12:51:11 AM
I am not good at speedy scales, I use the lazy method - put my hands in warm water for a few minutes.
"In the beginning was rhythm." - Haydn.
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