#1
To increase my proficiency in shredding, would you guys (and girls) recommend that I go and learn more of my favourite Trivium shred pieces or practice more on learning techniques and practicing them???

Thanks
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#2
well if you learn the techniques first, then you can learn the songs much faster
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#3
bit of both I would, learning technique by itself can get repetitive. Mix it up, but try and spend more of your time with technique excercises, then just play some of your favourite songsto lossen up every now and then.
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#4
the way i learned sweep is i started with some lessons to get me started on what i had to do then i just learned the sweep parts of some of my favorite songs and used that to practice because doing the same thing over and over gets boring.

You can apply that idea to anything like if you want to learn tap,first get lesson on it learn whats its about,practice it a little and learn some easy tapping solo/song and learn a harder.
But play what you learned alone not with the songs so you can really hear yourself.
#5
Ok, what other techniques should I try?

So far I've been recommended to do Sweep picking (ugh cant do that) and Tapping.
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#6
Quote by Frostithe
Ok, what other techniques should I try?

So far I've been recommended to do Sweep picking (ugh cant do that) and Tapping.


legato and alternate picking. If you have guitar pro, get the GP tab for michale angelo's speed kills excercises and the speed kills song itself. Both useful
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#7
Ok, Im getting them. Can anyone link me to a really good sweep picking lesson because I can't find any which explain it very well....
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