Warming up before a gig is the best way to ensure that your playing is at the level you normally expect it to be at. In the following article I'm going to go through a few of the exercises I've learnt over my career as a guitar player.
The key to this exercise is that it's running chromatically, which gives most pentatonic-loving guitar players a bit of a brain wobble. I usually do this exercise first, just to get my fingers moving.
Also, this exercise works best if you are using a metronome to keep time.
Allow me to apologise on behalf of Joe Satriani for teaching you this exercise. It's a killer!
This is one of Joe Satrianis favourite warm up techniques, for good reason. It is the perfect exercise for preparing your fingers for some tricky chords or arpe…