#1
Allright UG, i've come to seek advise.

Problem:
I have a problem with accuracy with my picking hand, and i've tried home-made(not very good) Exercises to correct it, but nothing is really helping.

I mostly play punk aka lots of downstrokes, so i have neglected my picking ability to a few short-fast solos and this needs to change.
btw, my left hands fine, all the quick punky bits have gotten it very accurate and quick, its just my right hand can't keep up.


Goal:
Allright, so my goal isn't to shred or sweep pick, i will leave that to the metal-heads.

But i Would really love to be able to do a solo that lasts longer than 5 seconds and be accurate after that(5 seconds is normally fine, no problems).
So UG, what should i do?

And please before you say practice makes perfect, i know. But what am i practicing?
Can you give me an exercise?

Cheers!
#2
If you're playing lead (solos), I'd recommend using alternate picking instead of down picking as it's more efficient.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/guitar_techniques/alternate_picking_technique.html

The key is essentially start slow, use a metronome, play with relaxed hands and no tension and make sure your picking is accurate. While you want to relax you still want the note to sound out, your pick stroke should be relaxed but also strong enough to be clear.
#3
Quote by Anon17
If you're playing lead (solos), I'd recommend using alternate picking instead of down picking as it's more efficient.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/guitar_techniques/alternate_picking_technique.html

The key is essentially start slow, use a metronome, play with relaxed hands and no tension and make sure your picking is accurate. While you want to relax you still want the note to sound out, your pick stroke should be relaxed but also strong enough to be clear.



Yeah ill take all that in to account. Btw, i do alternate my picking when i pick, just when i strum, i use downstrokes
It's over simplified, So what!

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#4
Practice some strumming patterns, learn some basic songs like wonderwall - Oasis.. Its 4 chords and a simple strumming pattern that'll help you get used to upstrokes whilst playing chords as well as down strokes.
Also practice whats known as the 'Spider' basically playing the notes chromatically,

E 1-2-3-4---------------------------------------------------
A-----------1-2-3-4-----------------------------------------
D---------------------1-2-3-4-------------------------------
G-------------------------------1-2-3-4---------------------
B-----------------------------------------1-2-3-4-----------
e---------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-

Play the first with a down stroke, second up stroke etc... This will help your alternate picking
#5
Don't listen to these guitar geeks! If you play punk you don't need a "bodybuilding regimen" to learn some simple soloing. If there is a solo in a punk song that you would like to know, just play it over and over. Or just take the songs that you play with your band and try to come up with a simple solo when you're at home and play it over and over.
It can be frustrating if you set yourself a practice regimen that you don't enjoy. You'll have more fun and success in playing and practising things you want to play!
#6
Hey man.

Start with these: http://www.guitarlearningtips.org/guitar-technique/alternate-picking-exercises/

Then do exercise 2 or 3 from here : http://www.guitarlearningtips.org/guitar-technique/guitar-finger-exercises/


The secret is that you have to play slow in order to get fast.

To comprehend better what i want to say read chapter 1 and 2 in my free ebook so you can get a better idea of what i am trying to say.

Here is the link to the Ebook: http://www.guitarlearningtips.org/the-guitar-blueprint-to-success/

Good luck !