When warming up/practicing, do most folks start with la pompe to loosen up or go straight into more solo-oriented exercises? I try to mix a bit of both as I warm up...here's an example of my routine:
1) I'll do some very simple and relaxed picking exercises for a couple of minutes.
2) I'll pick a medium to slow song to work the kinks out of my pompe.
3) I'll do some very simple "high" speed exercises/chop builders that don't require a lot of left hand dexterity.
4) I'll do some more demanding solo exercises at slow speed for good technique, like triplet patterns or difficult passages from solos I'm working on.
5) I'll run through my repertoire of solos, playing along with the rhythm so it's a faster pompe exercise.
6) I'll run through some of the passages I was having difficulty with in the solos again.
7) I'll try to fit in some transcribing time.
Do you guys usually try to cover all your bases in a practice like that, or do you say "today I'm just working this one aspect."