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Old 03-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Hitting A Wall

Hey Guys,

Ive been playing guitar for the best part of 10 years on and off and just in the past 6
months or so ive taking to it seriously and trying to improve but i seem to have just hit a wall , I just cant seem to get upto speed .Im trying to learn some Gilbert,Malmsteen etc and i Just cant seem to get my hands to speed without messing up .I practice at slower speeds but when it comes to playing at 100% it just falls apart and i spend so long practicing individual parts that i always end up just moving onto another song..

Im just looking for some methods and a structure of how to go about learning songs..Im self taught and my theory skills are non existent

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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Hey Guys,

Ive been playing guitar for the best part of 10 years on and off and just in the past 6
months or so ive taking to it seriously and trying to improve but i seem to have just hit a wall , I just cant seem to get upto speed .Im trying to learn some Gilbert,Malmsteen etc and i Just cant seem to get my hands to speed without messing up .I practice at slower speeds but when it comes to playing at 100% it just falls apart and i spend so long practicing individual parts that i always end up just moving onto another song..

Im just looking for some methods and a structure of how to go about learning songs..Im self taught and my theory skills are non existent


Maybe try posting a video of you playing it slowly, then trying to play it quickly, i'm sure more advanced players will easily spot what you're doing wrong.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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Improving speed isn't just about starting slow then moving faster, it is also about minimizing movement and doing as few motions as possible
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Improving speed isn't just about starting slow then moving faster, it is also about minimizing movement and doing as few motions as possible




Do you have any links to lessons on this or a thread ? That seems to be my problem
I find myself making a lot of unneeded movements
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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Do you have any links to lessons on this or a thread ? That seems to be my problem
I find myself making a lot of unneeded movements


Freepower has some good videos on this but I will say one thing on the subject:

You will need to practice slower than you ever considered before to really work on economy of motion. You need to practice at a speed where you can actually control exactly what you're doing rather than just relying on muscle memory. Almost any tempo that's recognisable as being musical is probably too fast... unless you listen to a lot of Sunn O))).
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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Freepower has some good videos on this but I will say one thing on the subject:

You will need to practice slower than you ever considered before to really work on economy of motion. You need to practice at a speed where you can actually control exactly what you're doing rather than just relying on muscle memory. Almost any tempo that's recognisable as being musical is probably too fast... unless you listen to a lot of Sunn O))).


Thanks! ill give it a go! Is freepower a website or a youtube channel??Or what is it ?lol
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:00 PM   #7
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Thanks! ill give it a go! Is freepower a website or a youtube channel??Or what is it ?lol


Sorry, not used to people not knowing who he is

Freepower is one of the two mods for this subforum, you can find links to all his lesson material in his signature, he started the technique help thread so you can find everything you need to know in the first post of that.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #8
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Sorry, not used to people not knowing who he is

Freepower is one of the two mods for this subforum, you can find links to all his lesson material in his signature, he started the technique help thread so you can find everything you need to know in the first post of that.


haha thanks dude!!
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