Guitar champion Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, The Iron Maidens) shared her No. 1 tip for improving your guitar performance exclusively for UG.
She says in the video: "What's up everyone at Ultimate Guitar! I'm Nita Strauss and I'm here to give you my top guitar tip, which is utilizing the metronome.
"It seems like a no-brainer, I know, but a lot of people aren't doing it. So today, I'm going to walk you through the steps that I used with the metronome when I have something new to learn.
Stressing how it's crucial to start slow and execute the lick flawlessly before raising the tempo, Nita noted:
"If you let a sloppy one slide through, you're really just hurting yourself. So do yourself a favor, be diligent and play it five times properly before moving up any faster.
"The lick we're gonna do for this example is a three-string sweep arpeggio starting in a minor pattern and moving to a major pattern."
Check out the video below for the full thing.