#1
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.
#2
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.