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Vladan

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Practicing guitar with no guitar to practice
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:33:07 PM »
I'll be away from my Squiers for about a month. Anybody have any sugestions, as for how to stay in shape.

Any guitar specific isometric exercises?

I do not play/ practice too much anyway. Certainly less than an hour a day, on average, but when I work on something, a new tune, or cover, or recording, it can pile to a couple.

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Re: Practicing guitar with no guitar to practice
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 05:00:38 PM »
Study some theory, perhaps chord progressions or scales?

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Re: Practicing guitar with no guitar to practice
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 05:30:51 PM »
I will hang on my usual forums, including this one, so if something interesting should appear ....

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Re: Practicing guitar with no guitar to practice
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 02:55:38 PM »
I  came up with this, Isometrics for Guitar ...

This is looped recording. I can do only 2 full rolls in a row. I can roll it for minutes, but with hickups, missing the last finger here and there, eventually dropping it on the floor.
I have no idea if this is any good for guitar playing, but it is good for concentration and such. My ring finger and pinky are numb for months already (pinched nerve, or tennis elbow), I think some exercise will not hurt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73BIKAommhQ

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Re: Practicing guitar with no guitar to practice
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 03:28:12 PM »
Vladan,  i can only offer a couple ideas; don't know where you are going, so don't know how much room/if you can make any noise, etc.:

1.  a travel guitar and one of those vox headphone amps.

2.  http://www.doyogawithme.com/content/yoga-therapy-hands-wrists-and-forearms

i ought to look into #2 for myself.

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Re: Practicing guitar with no guitar to practice
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 04:10:53 PM »
Thank you reb, I'm already there, and travellin guitar is not an option. I'll take a look at yoga thing.