#2
Do you use all 4 fingers? You should also remember that ppl develop at a different rate, im sure you can improve your speed with enough practise. Guitar playing isn't about being the fastest or not, it's about the feeling you get
#3
I woulda put this in Guitar Technique, or something.

But, if you want to play fast, then play *really* slow. If you can, play to a metronome. But play it as perfectly as you can, as slowly as you need to be. After you get it perfect at some ridiculously slow speed, then increase the speed a tiny bit. If you just try to play quickly, then you'll only learn it sloppily, if at all
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#4
i only use my pinky when i need to stretch over 3 to 4 frets. yeah i enjoy playing heaps, but i just want to get some solos down.
#6
try learning it slow, then go up 4 bpm, down 2, up 4, down two.
should help you build speed while keeping you in time.
#7
Yeah the advice above is right on the money;
Heres what i recommend anyway.

Practise chromatic excercises for at least 5 minutes everyday to a metronome, up the speed very gradually when you can play it CLEANLY and comfortably
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#9
Same problem with me guys. I have tried a lot but still my progress in speed is not good.
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#10
You shouldn't really try to compare yourself to others because everyone learns at their own speed.

adj209 got it right, just do the same thing with the solos you are trying to learn and make sure to keep it clean. If you keep making mistakes then slow down the metronome and gradually build it up to speed
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#11
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I've been playing for over a year and i've barely made an improvement. My mate who has started at the same time can play Cowboys from Hell solo and MOP solo. The fastest i can go is nothing else matters. Is there something wrong with my technique? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rafbCTnf9-s
Any tips?

Keep Playing and pratice scales start slow then fast
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#12
Quote by hevvymetal2410
I've been playing for over a year and i've barely made an improvement. My mate who has started at the same time can play Cowboys from Hell solo and MOP solo. The fastest i can go is nothing else matters. Is there something wrong with my technique? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rafbCTnf9-s
Any tips?


dude, that sounded beautiful for 1 year. When I had been playing for a year all I could do was powerchords ... speed definitely comes with doing chromatic scales
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#13
practice makes perfect, dude. seriously. practice. stretch your fingers out. ask for help from other people. just go for it. also, i would suggest learning how to key properly. that's shockingly helpful, because it teaches you how to move your fingers fast. it's nothing personal. it's just a helpful way of learning how to move quickly.