Hey, James here!
Are you looking for a way to improve your playing and get your fingers moving smoothly across the fretboard? If so, you're in luck! In this episode of Real World Bass Heroes, professional bassist Freddie Draper shares his personal warm-up routine, featuring three essential drills that he does every day to keep his playing in top form.
One thing I'm doing with every guest we get on this show is I'm asking them about the drills they do every single day, the warmup and the technique exercises they do to keep their hands in shape, improve their muscle speed, and make sure when they pick up the bass and they do a gig, that everything is working.
Now, we know that warm-up routines can sometimes feel like a chore, but trust us, this one is worth it! The first drill focuses on trilling with just the fretting hand which is perfect for getting the blood flowing into the fingers. The second drill is all about alternate fingering, moving through subdivisions of 4 with the right hand to help you build up your right hand speed or your fretting hand speed. And the third drill is all about string-skipping and shapes, combining techniques, warm-up, and above all, musicality.
But don't worry if you're new to the bass or don't consider yourself an expert just yet. Throughout the video, Freddie offers tons of helpful tips and insights to help you get the most out of each drill. He breaks down each exercise step-by-step and offers practical advice on how to incorporate these drills into your daily practice.
So if you're ready to take your bass playing to the next level, be sure to check out this video and start incorporating Freddie's warm-up routine into your daily practice. You'll be amazed at the results, and who knows, you might even start to enjoy your warm-up routine!
What's your bass guitar warm-up routine? Share it in the comments below!
Until next time, keep on jamming.
I'll see you next week!