Watch the Warm-Up & Stretching online guitar lesson by Sean McGowan from Creative Jazz Comping

Before starting a practice session or performance, it's important to warm up the hands and body, and to stretch all of the important muscles that have a vital role in playing the guitar. This section features some exercises and stretches that loosen up the hands and fingers, forearms and wrists, promote relaxation, and assist with alleviating performance anxiety and stress through breath.