#1
Hi guys.
Well, when I am super-warmed up, even the guitar parts I can play very well (either lead guitar or rhythm guitar) gets difficult to play. My picking hand feels as if it's "flying around" uncontrollably.
I just practiced Master of Puppets rhythm parts slow, using a metronome, at around 150-160 bpm, for around 45 minutes. As a result, my hand warmed up and felt "loose" and "flexible". However, when I played the outro solo to Fade to Black a moment ago, it felt as if my picking hand was out of control. I know for sure if I was "less warmed up", for want of the correct term, I would have found it easier to play it. I did finish it well, but it was unexpectedly tougher. This always happens when my picking hand's warmed up very well.

So, will this go away with time? Do I keep practicing sections slowly?

If I played Master of Puppets downpicked with a super-warmed up picking hand and eventually came to Kirk's solo, then it seems as if I would have a hard time with it, what with a "out of control" picking hand...

Any tips or advice?
#2
Doesn't sound like you're "super warmed up", sounds like you're just burnt out after playing MoP for 45 minutes straight... It's pretty normal, just have a bit of rest when you start feeling like that to avoid any injury.
#3
Yeah, cool down a bit and you should be able to control yourself and your happy hands again.
Yeah
#5
I experience a similar thing. I have benign tremors in my hands and often my picking hand feels out of control. I just try to calm down and relax for 10 minutes or so and re-approach the song with a lighter more fluid movement. I notice that my picking hand/forearm gets tense when I play and often that's what results in feeling out of control. Smaller wrist based motions are easier to control for me. But everyone is different.
#6
I'm the total opposite, it takes me about 45mins to an hour to get properly warmed up and feel that i am playing at my maximum potential. But i do find if i play too long with predominately a single technique everything tenses up and everything goes to shit.

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