#1
alright so im starting to get in to the whole playing fast shred stuff my left hand can do it with ease the hard part is my right hand picking. im working on farewell ballad by zakk wylde and this one part is screwing me over ive been trying it for weeks yet i can only play it half speed. heres the riff


e)--13--L-10-------10-10-------10-10-13-15-13-10----10-15-13-10----10-15-13-10
b)-----13----13b~--------13-13-------------------13-------------13-------------13-

its played really fast and i cant pick it that fast when i try i end up missing picking notes and the notes that are supossed to be picked turn into pull offs. so im asking for tips as to:
picking teqniuque
and how to practice
please help its really frustarating
#2
Metronome. Play slowly. Build up speed slowly. <Have you tried that? You have to nail it perfectly before upping the bpm. Otherwise you'll become sloppy.

If you practice it all in strict alternating picking it'll be dead easy when you figure it out in economy picking.
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#3
actually i have have been for a week but it just wont work when i get to a certain speed
#4
A week probably isn't enough for it. You need to have it perfect at a speed you're comfortable with, and gradually push it up. Then try at a speed say 10 bpm faster, and then go back to the slow speed. The slow speed should then feel easier Give it a couple of months of dedicated practise to get it right, and don't over-do it. RSI isn't fun
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Metronome. Play slowly. Build up speed slowly. <Have you tried that? You have to nail it perfectly before upping the bpm. Otherwise you'll become sloppy.

If you practice it all in strict alternating picking it'll be dead easy when you figure it out in economy picking.

Is alternate picking really all that necessary? I literally can not alternate pick at all but I can economy pick like a boss.
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#6
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Is alternate picking really all that necessary? I literally can not alternate pick at all but I can economy pick like a boss.


If you can economy pick well then you should have good alternate picking chops where it matters.

Economy picking is an extension of alternate picking, not a thing unto itself.
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#7
Like i've said in pretty much every thread like this one;

Practise

You wont be able to play from lets say 100bpm to 200bpm overnight. Increasing tempo drastically takes a long time.