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Old 03-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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What do you play right after you plug in?

So your plugged in, you've got your tone dialed and you're ready to play. You're feeling good, what do you play first? For me, I do pentatonic variations to death, and then I work on some staccato. I'm warmed up so I play "Shock" by Fear Factory. If I'm playing my six, I'll work on pentatonics and then fast chord changes. After warmup it's time for "One Armed Scissor" by At the Drive-in.

I'm interested to know what you guys do. Is it different on your six. If you have an eight, is your routine different on that.?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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On acoustic I play random chords and arpeggios.

On my 7 string I start off by playing some generic low B riffs. Then I practice scales and other techniques with interludes of songs so I don't get bored.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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I always play a d2 and Cadd9 at the open position to see how my tone and tuning is doing, i just find those two chords really tell me alot about my tone, especially distorted.

...followed by a pentatonic lick of some kind
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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In lieu of boring practice licks, I play three of my newest songs. I'm always writing .... just a tad outside of my skill level (goddamn you, GP5) so it's a great warm-up. I don't play them perfectly, but it's more about getting my blood flowing and my fingers doing something realistic. I don't play pentatonic or major/minor scales, so outside of practicing lead work, I don't like gaining great muscle memory with those over more practical movements.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #5
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Normally some pentatonic blues lick starting around the 12th fret regardless of string. No clue why, or if not that then its normally a Bb, A (rest) G, F#, F power chord progression. Either of those.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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One of my own riffs
Usually one of the same two
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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the first riff in "Symbiotic In Theory".
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:48 PM   #8
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After I plug in, if it's my 7 I'm playing, usually I play Edgecrusher or Shock by Fear Factory. If it's my 6 string I'm playing, I go into Waking the Demon or Wasted Sacrifice
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
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A bunch of palm muted chugging as I adjust my seating position, and then I continue to spend the next 30 minutes playing random chords until I form a cool progression, then work out how to develop the progression to a melody.

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:25 AM   #10
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6-string in D: Egoist Hedonist by Riverside
6-string in dropped C: Undertow by Pain of Salvation (a whole tone down, originally in dropped D)
7-string in A: either the intro riff to Illuminoid Dream Sequence by Scar Symmetry or the first 3 minutes of A Change of Seasons by Dream Theater (once again, a whole tone down)

I usually warm up playing songs, not exercises.

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Old 03-23-2012, 03:13 AM   #11
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I usually play a left hand only piece called "What in the nine hells have the mediators hidden under this time".
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:19 AM   #12
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E5 powerchord, bitches!

No, seriously, E5 powerchord and a lot of triplets. You can tell if the tone is just right by the sound of them triplets!

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #13
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Typically I start by hitting my low-g really hard and letting it ring, just because I love that "bowwwwww" sound, and then I remember my delay is on and totally ruined what I was going for...
Then I play random M/m 3/6/9 chords to check tonality and tuning.
Then I usually play the tapping interlude from "Jetpacks was yes" because its so damn fun and makes me feel like I can actually play guitar...
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #14
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"Stairway"...everytime the same thing..."Stairway".
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #15
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Usually a D minor arpeggio run.

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #16
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #17
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #18
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2 simple things.
on the 7, DJENT DJENT DJENT
on the 6, first the E note followed by a bend on the 15th and 12th fret on the high e and b string. that sound is so eargasmic


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Old 03-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #19
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #20
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On my six I like to do some Namaste by Veil of Maya or attempt Buttersnips by Periphery. Or my 7, I don't play anything because Carvin isn't finished with it so it's not here yet.
On my acoustic I pretty much always start off by playing the guitar adaption of Harvest Dawn by Jeremy Soule off of the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion OST.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #21
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Haha no, I usually start with an arpeggio to get my fingers ready then start riffing out some new licks
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #22
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I usually end up playing some Rage Against The Machine
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #23
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Don't really know- normally a chord on clean channel to check the volume.

Asides from that, I just noodle really, unless I have something in mind. Could be chords or could be lead.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:02 AM   #24
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:06 AM   #25
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I just do some chromatic scales up and down the neck to get my fingers warmed up.

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