#1
I have been playing for 1 and 6 mo. on a Epi Les Paul Spec. II. I am learning Duran Duran Ordinary world.

E---12-12-12-12---11-11-11---9-9-9-7-7-----14-14-14-14---12-12-12---|

E---11-11-11-9-9---7-7-0-7-0-7-0-7-0----0-5-0-5-0-5-0-5-------------|

I cant pick the string as fast as I would like even with Alternate Picking. I have my right hand anchored using my pinkie. I don't have problems with changing frets but rather picking the triple notes fast enough. Am I doing something wrong or are there exercises that I need to do to increase my speed.
#2
Exercises won't help you at all, you need to improve your technique and just grinding with a metronome won't do that.

You need to slow right down and make sure you're making very small movements, make sure you're absolutely relaxed and so on and then, with time, your technique will improve to the point at which you can play this song.
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