#1
lookin' for some pointers guys.

okay so i learned the tabs for the whole intro/1st solo part of killing an arab (the cure)
i have been trying to play it up to speed now and i can barely pull it off, mostly with luck.

not surer what my level is (beginner intermediate ect.) but have been play for a couple of years and i know a little about sweep picking and economic picking.

i was hoping to get some tips that might help me nail this, and maybe more difficult song in the future.

also about the sweep picking, i can seem to get it down smoothly. it feels like the pick is tugging on the string and thus messing up my timing.

help would be appreciated thanks.

EDIT: i'm playing it on my acoustic if it matters
Last edited by ssosd at Aug 1, 2010,
#2
http://advanced.bestmetronome.com/

set the metronome to where its just 2 metronome ticks and nothing else then set the bpm to a speed your comfortable with. when you can play it easily increase the bpm by 3-5 then jsut keep doing that over and over until your at full speed.


EDIT: you might want to buy an electric, theyr much easier to play fast on
#3
Practice. Killing an arab is fun, (THE SONG) so take it slow and just build it up. Make sure u hit every note correctly before speeding up, don't carry mistakes with you.
#5
START OUT SLOW really this is the most important thing. If you start fast later it sounds like crap.
#7
ah pheck, i popped a string (the high e) won't be playing this song for a while. guess i'll have to wait til someone flushes another string