#1
Use a metronome and start slow, relax, and no tension. Am I missing something? For some reason I never manage to learn fast solos and sweeps. Are tips for building speed?
#2
Building speed is the easiest thing to accomplish on guitar. It basically comes naturally. Everything else takes work.
#3
I can sort of agree with what Ricky is saying. Speed will come with time. Speed comes with accuracy, and accuracy generally improves with time
#4
What Vayne and Ricky said is very true. The people who ask how to build speed often have a few things in common, the most likely things are that they:

1. Put speed before accuracy and relaxation in their playing. You should never have speed as a goal, it is one of those things that comes naturally if you dont think about it.

2. Patience. They practice something slowly for a couple of days and then they get frustrated that they can´t play it much faster by then. Just like in everything else, dedication and patiences are the key to reward.
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