FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
How do 'you'warm up
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Ferret
Byron Bay Australia
Members

Regulars
December 14, 2012 - 1:32 am
Member Since: April 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 1575
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

In an earlier post I asked how you learnt a new tune.

 

This time I'm asking how 'you' warm up for a practice session

 

Myself, I used to run through scales and etudes, but lately I've been running through the G major scale once just to make sure that my brain is still talking to my fingers, and then start to go through my whole repertoire. (it doesn't take very long) and then start the practice on the tune I'm working on.

And you?

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

Avatar
cdennyb
King for a Day, Peasant for many
Members

Regulars
December 14, 2012 - 2:17 am
Member Since: February 13, 2012
Forum Posts: 1774
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm lazy, I just pick it up, check the tune and start playing something I really have stuck in my head.

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

Avatar
ratvn
Kent, Washington USA
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
December 14, 2012 - 3:13 am
Member Since: October 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 550
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ferret said 

In an earlier post I asked how you learnt a new tune.

This time I'm asking how 'you' warm up for a practice session

It's very nice of you to come up with these questions, as a reminder/guide for beginners.

LOL, I don't have a repertoire yet (currently working on my first tune, if I've ever finished it) so I just pick it up, check the tune, play a couple of note with tuner and then sawing away.

cdennyb said
I'm lazy, I just pick it up, check the tune and start playing something I really have stuck in my head.

That is nice to know. I need to get some tunes stuck in my head first to do what you're doing. As for now, I just play few notes and compare them with my tuner to wake up my ears for practicing, lol.

 

 

 

 

Avatar
Ferret
Byron Bay Australia
Members

Regulars
December 14, 2012 - 3:18 am
Member Since: April 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 1575
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm lazy, I just pick it up, check the tune and start playing something I really have stuck in my head.

 

 Looking at your signature, it's obvious that Nathan Milstien never played the violin roflol

 

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

Avatar
DanielB
Regulars

Members
December 14, 2012 - 3:20 am
Member Since: May 4, 2012
Forum Posts: 2379
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I tune up, do about 5 minutes of bowing open strings.  Then 5 min each of "scale of the day" and "rhythm of the day".  All of that is done slow, 70 bpm or less.  By then I'm warmed up reasonably well, so I'll play whatever I feel like or anything new I am working on for a bit, then take a break to listen to some source pieces and decide what song or sound I am working on for actual practice. 

 

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

Avatar
Ferret
Byron Bay Australia
Members

Regulars
December 14, 2012 - 3:24 am
Member Since: April 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 1575
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

dunno

Is it just me, or is the website behaving rather oddly today? dunno

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

Avatar
ratvn
Kent, Washington USA
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
December 14, 2012 - 3:39 am
Member Since: October 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 550
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ferret said
dunno

Is it just me, or is the website behaving rather oddly today? dunno

No, it's not you, Ferret. The website is under upgrading, according to FM, so since last night I had so many troubles posting.

 

 

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
December 14, 2012 - 3:52 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717

There should not have been any problems with the site today. Please let me know exactly what kind of trouble you are having Ferret? The upgrade was Wed night and the trouble lasted through yesterday afternoon. I was under the impression that I had solved all issues.crossedfingers

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
Ferret
Byron Bay Australia
Members

Regulars
December 14, 2012 - 4:15 pm
Member Since: April 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 1575
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Fiddlerman said
There should not have been any problems with the site today. Please let me know exactly what kind of trouble you are having Ferret? The upgrade was Wed night and the trouble lasted through yesterday afternoon. I was under the impression that I had solved all issues.crossedfingers

Hi FM

All seems OK now. I was having trouble posting and replying but it looks like all the 'bugs' have been taken care ofthumbs-up

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
December 14, 2012 - 5:31 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

That is great news Ferret. Thanks

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: discountsale
43 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3767

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3557

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6445

Posts: 80389

Newest Members:

sexymom04, FerSZ, elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11717, KindaScratchy: 1651