Lesson: My Favorite Warm Up Exercise – Mi ejercicio de calentamiento favorito (English Subtitles)


This is one of my favorite warm up exercises. I use to play this before the show, to warm up my fingers so my fingers are ready for the concert and it’s a great exercise because I use all fingers in my left hand and fingers 1 and 2 in my right hand, which are also crossing strings all the time so the exercise is very complete and I highly recommend you to do it too consists in playing arpeggios. Major seventh arpeggios and minor seventh arpeggios. and we move them by half steps Let’s start with G and we will play the major seventh arpeggio from there So: G, major 3rd, 5th, major 7th, G again, major 3rd and 5th, and then we play it backwards The major 3rd, G (the root), major 7th, 5th and major 3rd 12 notes in total which can fill a hypothetical 12/8 bar or two 6/8 bars one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three. OK? once we’re finished with these 12 notes we will move the root note a half step up (one fret) so we’re now in Ab and we’re gonna play the minor seventh arpeggio from there this arpeggio is: Ab (root), minor 3rd, 5th, minor 7th, Ab again, minor 3rd and 5th. And then we play it backwards: minor 3rd, Ab (root), minor 7th, 5th and minor 3rd Ok? 12 notes as well: One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three. and once we’re done playing these 12 notes, same thing, we’ll move the root note a half step up, so we’re now in A and we’ll play the Major Seventh arpeggio from there, again. onc we’re done we move to Bb and play the Minor Seventh arpeggio from there. and we keep doing this till we get to G in the upper octave. Well, you decide we’re to stop, actually. but i normally do this, from G to G and then I start again. So this is the exercise explained. I’m gonna play it a little bit slower and let’s see if you can play along with me. one two three – one two and Ok, so this is the warm up exercise that I highly recommend you to do before a concert. It’s great! If you liked this video please check out my online school www.escueladebajistas.com (SPANISH) where you can find video-tutorials of any kind for every bass player (beginner, intermediate, expert) I also invite you to suscribe to our YouTube channel and to follow us on instagram and Facebook 🙂

13 Comments

  1. Awesome One❤️BTW does your bass lessons on your website have English Subtitles, if I join can I learn in English as well

  2. Wow Nice ❤

  3. Excelente Trabalho! 🇧🇷

  4. Thanks for this video. I know how important practice is in learning and developing technique. My problem is i never really know where to go after running through scales and a few slap riffs. This is extremely useful. Much obliged Sir!

  5. Grande Miki, el mejor de todos!

  6. Muito obrigado pela dica !!..voce e um excelente músico. Temos muita a aprender com você..vlw

  7. Quem sabe faz ao vivo

  8. Muchas gracias, excelente idea.

  9. Thanks Miki. Back to the woodshed!!😌🎸🎶👍🏾

  10. muito bom

  11. Cuantas cuerdas prefiere miki y porque?

  12. Nice bass! Good exercise

  13. Warm-up exercises, patterns, and scales are great. Gracias Miki.

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