Warming up and warming down is really important when playing any instrument, sports people also do this before training or a performance, why you might ask!

Our tendons or muscles need loosening up before doing a physical activity, as this can help prevent a repetitive strain injury, such has tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

This can be painful and require surgery of not seen to by a professional.

So to help prevent this, warming up is a good idea, as this could prevent you from playing for a while until surgery or treatment is complete.

Below are a couple of simple warm up exercises for you to try, don’t Play them fast, as these are just to help warm up.

Think of the fret numbers as your finger numbers of your fretting hand.

practice both examples slowly before and after playing.

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