Beginner Acoustic Guitar Warm Up Exercises

8 + 1 beginner acoustic guitar warm-up exercises

Warm-up exercises are not just for sports. They are part of everyday life for guitarists as well.

Once your muscles are warmed up, playing is much smoother, and you minimize your risk of injury. 

In this article, you'll find some great acoustic guitar warm-up exercises tailored to beginner guitarists, as well as lots of practical info on how to warm up before a practice session.

Let's start!

Warm your hands if they're cold first

As trite as it may sound, you have to make sure your hands aren't cold before start these acoustic guitar warm-up exercises. 

If your hands are cold, you can try these to warm them up:

  • Rub your hands 
  • Warm them up with your breath
  • Hold your hands to a heat source like a heater or a warm cup of coffee

And without further ado, here are 8 of the best warm-up exercises for acoustic guitar players.

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