Hi, I’m Vi Wickam and this is another [my] Talent Forge Quick Tip of the Week!
Warm up when you practice!
Warm up when you play, too! But warming up is an important part of every practice session.
Now, I don’t always do this, I’m not perfect. You know, and in fact, often times, I don’t even have time to warm up the way I want to.
But warming up is so important. Warming up your fingers, your arms, your back, your shoulders, and your neck… and your ears.
Getting in the right frame of mind, and getting in the right frame of body is really important when you practice.
Because you want to avoid getting overuse injuries, and you want to be receptive so that you get the most out of your practice sessions.
I even wrote a book about this called “Fast Fiddle Fitness” about how to warm up your body, and warm up your ears, and take care of your body as a musician. And specifically as a string player.
So, if you want to get the most out of your practice session- you want to take care of your body, warm up every time you pick up your instrument to play or to practice.
And that’s your Quick Tip this week! See you next time!