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  • what are your pre-show warm ups/routines?

    For me, I slap on a ton of this stuff




    and quickly run through some amen break drumnbass stuff (I use the term lightly, because I am not very good at that stuff, especially compared to some of the posters on here) stuff to warm up. I'll usually play a simple beat slowly and then play it faster and faster. Then chug some water and go. I play in a post-punk whatever band with a lot of fast 3/4 stuff and yelling.
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    I have not sweet enough to need the gold bond in years. Kinda miss those days. I try to stretch my fingers, wrists, arms and elboes and just about everything else. I may play some single and double stroke rolls on whatever is near me at the time...table/floor/chair...within the past few years using my 2 down kit, ive found it helps me to twist and stretch my mid section. It helps with turning on the throne to reach my 16 floor tom........but im gettin old.
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    • #3
      Thirty minutes before going on after everything is set up: 10 minutes stretching, 10 minutes singles, doubles, and paradiddles, 5 minutes cool down, 5 minutes doing nothing. I don't drink or chief before I play. I tend to go off by myself so as not to get caught up in others' anxieties.
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      • #4
        I do some light wrist, arm and ankle stretches/movements then some rudiments on the snare--my favorites are pardiddle variations. I do this one a lot: Rlrr llRl rrll Rlrr Lrll rrLr llrr Lrll (16th notes; caps are accents). So I'll do that on the snare, slowly then speeding up, then I'll apply it to the kit, hitting the accents on different toms. I'll finish up by playing some beats then some more stretching.

        With stretching it's important to not stretch a whole lot before you're warm. So when I stretch before I've done anything, it's really just to loosen up a little bit. With my stretches at the end, I actually push myself.
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        • #5
          buddy rich said he took his hands out of his pockets :lol:
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          • #6
            buddy rich said he took his hands out of his pockets :lol:


            I guess if you consider pocket pool a warm up...:idk:
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            • #7
              Pre-gig warm up routine:

              Go to bar. Order Jack Daniels on the rocks. Drink it.

              :thu:


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              • #8
                I'm with DW.

                Go out for a smoke. Come back in and play drums. :idk:
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                • #9
                  Depends on the gig. If I'm with one of my regular bands and know the material, a lil smoke and an IPA feels at home. I warm my limbs up enough during sound check. Playing jazz for dinner/corporate crowds I'll often start with brushes to see where my boundaries are, then the switch to sticks already feels warm. Back in my punk days I'd hammer out 16's on my shoe or throne.

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                  • #10
                    I generally work out on a pad before the show starts.
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                    • #11
                      sticks on shoes. 24-36 oz of beer.
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                      • #12
                        I play on my legs mostly, or anything around, lots of stick twirling and stick on stick stuff. Mostly it is just to get rid of nervous energy mostly, not really warming up. After set up I have a pair of sticks in my hands almost constantly.
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                        • #13
                          jump up and down a little. go to bathroom if needed.

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                          • #14
                            People still get time to warm up before gigs?

                            Huh.

                            The monkeys I play with, I'm lucky if there's time to take a piss and then grab a pitcher of water before we need to start.
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                            • #15
                              I don't know. My band always plays the floor. And ****************.
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