Beginner Primer Guitar course
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Body warm up

Playing music can be compared to playing sports, it can be a very physically demanding task, requiring an enormous amount of repetitive muscle contractions, often with limited rest. Even with the best training, you still have to deal with the limitations of the human organism.
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The warm-up
Cool down stretches

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The body warm-up for musicians is underestimated and is not included as a rule in the study routines of the musicians. But it is very important to be aware and prepare our body and our mind for it, so that we will be more concentrated and we will avoid the development of tendinitis, back and joint pain, bad postures, etc.
As a student you should have personal warm-up goals before each rehearsal. The moment you enter the music room you can focus your mind and prepare to rehearse. You should also get the blood flowing to all muscle groups to avoid injury and better prepare for complex, rigorous and fast muscle movements, both large and small.
The warm-up

Take the time you need for each exercise.
1. Mobilize the fingers from each joint.
2. Raise and lower each finger of each hand.
3. Rotate your wrists.
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4. Raise and lower the forearm.
5. Rotate your shoulders.
6. Bring your arms straight forward and back.
7. With arms crossed, move them in circles.
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8. Turn the neck looking left and right.
9. Move the neck looking up and down.
10. Move the neck from one side to the other trying to put the ear to the shoulder.

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Cool down stretches

It is important that every time you finish playing, exercises are done to stretch and relax the muscles, because for the number of hours of study, you have to remove tension to avoid muscle contraction.
1. Stretch the flexors and extend the fingers.
2. With arms raised, grasping the left elbow with the right hand, we pull back.
3. With the right arm crossing the chest, we hold and pull it to the left.

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4. Kneeling on the floor, we stretch our arms forward to the maximum.
5. On all fours on the floor, we pass the right arm under the chest and stretch the left forward, leaving the right shoulder and face resting on the floor.
6. With the legs spread, we clasp our hands behind our back and bend our torso.
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7. We stretch the neck looking to the right and then to the left.
8. We look up and then down.
9. We try to touch the shoulder with the ear without lifting the shoulders.

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