How do I get faster at downpicking? Everyday I start at 140bpm 8th notes and work up to 200 bpm. If i spend a lot of time i can get to 200, but if I only have like 30 minutes, i can only get to around 185. Will I get faster by doing this, or should i do it a different way? My goal is to get to like 250 bpm and be able to do it for awhile without my arm getting tired.
Make sure you're accurate at slower speeds. Just increase the tempo a little at a time. It might seem like it will take forever, but you're building muscle memory.