#1
Maby I'm just not being patient or what, I don't know. I just tend to get lost at where I'm at in the song when I'm working on songs like stuff from the Black Dahlia murder. I haven't learned anything this fast before should I expect it might take me longer to learn than something I'm used to the speed of? Its not even so much the speed is the problem I can play it relatively close its just knowing where I'm at.
Last edited by shoottheofficer at Jan 7, 2010,
#2
Slow down.

Get a metronome, turn it down to a painfully slow tempo, ie 30bpm, then practice the riff to that tempo. And by practice I mean seriously pay attention to muting and the economy of your picking.

Once you can play the entire riff at that tempo ten times in a row, without hesitation or mistakes, knock your metronome up 1bpm.

Rinse and repeat til you get to the desired speed.
#3
You're probably not comfortable with the speed of the song. You don't think that's the problem, but you're probably having trouble remembering what bit comes next moving at a higher tempo. As with anything fast, play the parts which give you trouble (it sounds like transitions between the riffs to me) at a much slower tempo and gradually increase the tempo. That's how you best attain muscle memory, which is the real secret behind playing anything fast.
#4
Quote by Rikki DeMartini
Slow down.

Get a metronome, turn it down to a painfully slow tempo, ie 30bpm, then practice the riff to that tempo. And by practice I mean seriously pay attention to muting and the economy of your picking.

Once you can play the entire riff at that tempo ten times in a row, without hesitation or mistakes, knock your metronome up 1bpm.

Rinse and repeat til you get to the desired speed.

+ a bazillion!

Also keep in mind to keep your fingers as relaxed as possible, and your movements as small as possible
#5
slow down and play it untill you get it perfect at that speed. then speed up untill you feel comfortable to play at full speed.