Hello everyone,

I just wanted to ask you guys, what I think may be a technique problem I have. Here goes:

I've been playing for 2 - 3 years now. I still have a lot to learn but I'm somewhat satisfied at my level for now. Recently, I started getting into a lot of neo-classical shred (I come from a blues-based hard rock background). Almost exclusively by Yngwie Malmsteen and Randy Rhoads. Also, a lot of the classical pieces by 17-18th century composers played on guitar.

Here's the problem. When I play, I seem to progress quite fast. After 3 days, I could play the intro to Far Beyond The Sun almost perfectly at full speed. After 1 week, I sort of crashed and burned. I'm stuck. The notes won't come out cleanly anymore, I'm slowing down. It's extremely frustrating.

Is this a technique problem? I'm really not sure. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
It might be a technique issue but it's more or less impossible to tell from that information; really we'd need to see you play.

Personally I'd be more inclined to call it an off-day or two and leave it. If you're playing material that's very strenuous and you're not used to it you can easily burn yourself out a bit; your body needs to get at least a bit conditioned to the kind of playing you're doing.
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