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My Warm-Up Riff

LoudLon [moderator]
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5 months ago
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Thought I'd share one of my warm-up riffs. I'm sharing it here because it's only a few staffs and I don't feel it warrants being submitted as a full tab.

I actually stole this from Timmo Tolki of Stratovarius, who uses it as one of his many guitar warm-up scales, but it works just as well on bass. I start it lower on the neck than he does, and I usually throw in a bunch of 16th notes at the end (as you can see below). I believe it's from a piece of classical music but I couldn't tell you which one.

The idea is to start slow and play it faster with each subsequent run-through. I start at a relaxed, lazy tempo of about 70pbs, and speed up each subsequent run until I'm up to the fastest I can go and still hit every note cleanly (finger-style), which is around 150bps or so. Faster than that and I start missing notes like a 'tard.

Anyway, I hope someone finds it useful.

Tabs:
LEGEND:
h = hammer on
a = acciaccatura
s = 16th note
* = staccato

(Repeat 1st staff x2)

a a
G |------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
D |5h7---7-7-7-5-----|-----------------|5h7---7-7-7-5-----|-----------------|
A |--------------8-7-|-5---5-5-5-7-8-5-|--------------8-7-|-5---------------|
E |------------------|-----------------|------------------|---------5-------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

a
G |5h7---7-7-7-5-----|-----------------|-5---5-5-5-------|-----------------|
D |--------------8-7-|-5---5-5-5-7-8-5-|-----------8-7-5-|-----------5-7---|
A |------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-8---8-8-8-----8-|
E |------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

sssss s s s s s s s ssss ssssssssa
G |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
D |-8---8-8-8-7-5---|-7---7-7-7-5-----|-------------------------|-------------------|
A |---------------8-|-------------8-7-|-888813131313121212125555|-777766663/55555*--|
E |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
(13 and 12, not 1,3 or 1,2)
Twiggybass
Posts: 341
this is fun actually
i like this
LoudLon [moderator]
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Forgot to include a link for the online metronome I use. No sign-up, DL or fee required:

http://www.metronomeonline.com/
Twiggybass
Posts: 341
thanks lon. i really like this
This sounds cool
MannyIII
Posts: 57
Groovy

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