#1
Now I have your attention...

I have been playing for about 2 1/2 years and I consider myself pretty good (I basicly practice 1 hour to 2 hours a day.) I've already started to sweep pick as well.

Now when I'm shredding or anything like that, my left hand (fretting hand) has no problems at all, it could shred 200bpm+ itself, however my right hand (the picking hand) is not so fortunate..

It's problem is that it has difficulty going from string to string and keeping in sync with my left hand, also it cannot pick that fast (estimate 150bpm-160bpm). I kinda half anchor as sometimes my palm of my hand rest on the guitar but sometimes it doesn't.

My guitar teacher said to me my left hand looks like it's been playing 10 years where as my right hand hasn't got that much experience or skill.

I always when I can economy pick everything unless in special circumstances (say end solo to fade to black). I'm also trying to get into the habit of directional picking to help this situation i have.

So is there anything I can do to help out my right hand get up to the standard of my left? Also the motion of my hand comes from the wrist.
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#2
Practice more...
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It's problem is that it has difficulty going from string to string and keeping in sync with my left hand, also it cannot pick that fast (estimate 150bpm-160bpm).


Oh, come on! If you can really pick that fast, you don't have much of a problem.
I suspect you're nowhere near that in general playing.


Here's my simple picking test:



Ex. 1 (4ths)
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-----------5----------5----------5-------
-------5------5---5-----5---5------5---.......
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Ex. 2 (maj 6ths)
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-----------5-------------5-------
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-------5-------5----5-------5-- .....
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You might notice those are groups of 3 notes, but you have to play them as 16th notes (NOT triplets). Now at what BPM can you play them?
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Quote by edg
Oh, come on! If you can really pick that fast, you don't have much of a problem.
I suspect you're nowhere near that in general playing.


Here's my simple picking test:



Ex. 1 (4ths)
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-----------5----------5----------5-------
-------5------5---5-----5---5------5---.......
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Ex. 2 (maj 6ths)
----------------------------------
-----------5-------------5-------
----------------------------------
-------5-------5----5-------5-- .....
----------------------------------
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You might notice those are groups of 3 notes, but you have to play them as 16th notes (NOT triplets). Now at what BPM can you play them?

I possibly lied about my picking speed, I don't really know, it could be less.

I only estimated, didn't think much, I'll try that thing out now.
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