#1
Hey, I've been playing for around 2 years, a bit more but i cant get over that last "bump" to move into intermediate. I always seem to learn bits and pieces of songs but never the full thing. When i'm trying to do a solo, i know where my fingers go but my fingers aint fast enough.

Where do I go from here? Scales? Learn a few songs 100% ? I'm really stuck and want to move on.
Thanks
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#2
Well the internet is really full of cool lessons and for free. Try memorizing those scales all around the neck, use a metronome (guitarist's best friend believe me), start playing around with chord progressions in various keys.
Learning songs will help a lot but it's really time consuming sometimes. Organize your practice time and really start looking into theory. Just a few suggestions out the top of my head.
#3
Practice, practice. Eat. Practice, practice, practice while you eat. Practice when your girlfriend's over. Practice while you're eating out your girlfriend. Then practice some more.
#4
If you're looking to build up finger coordination and speed just use a metronome and practice modes and scales.

jguitar.com has a scale dictionary that displays any scale, in any position, in any key. It's really helpful and help breaks free of playing the same scales over and over again.

Also, I seem to be much more coordinated after playing for an hour or so. Just warm up for about 30 minutes and you'll probably feel much looser.
#5
Take lessons! If you’ve already been playing two years and aren’t improving you probably need someone experienced to show you where you’re going wrong.
#6
Quote by polishedbullet
If you're looking to build up finger coordination and speed just use a metronome and practice modes and scales.

jguitar.com has a scale dictionary that displays any scale, in any position, in any key. It's really helpful and help breaks free of playing the same scales over and over again.

Also, I seem to be much more coordinated after playing for an hour or so. Just warm up for about 30 minutes and you'll probably feel much looser.

That, very much. I can pick really fast (ish) because of that.
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#7
i too suffer from this "phenomenon". I can do the riffs with the chords with out too much trouble if i practice alot. But I just dont seem to be able to build enough speed for the solos. Specifically for me, I'm trying to learn the solos in mr brownstone and its so easy. I can play everything in those songs almost perfect if not perfect most of the time, but come to the solos, my fingerz just dont wanna cooperate with me :*( also, if someone could help me learn how to decipher what scale those solos are in i would appreciate it that way if i play the scale a million times a day it might make moving around the patterns easier.
Last edited by crazygnr1996 at Aug 1, 2010,
#8
get guitar pro and use the loop that speeds up every time, i learn solos that way....
its slow but it works