hey guys.. been playin for about 9 years.. i'm pretty competent but i don't play as fast as i'd like to be able to... i heard speed is more right hand oriented than left and i'm wondering how some of you shredders out there practice with your right hand... how do you hold your pick, etc... let me know.. thanx
Angle your pick slightly and you can play faster - the less pick hitting the string the faster you can go. ( Less friction ).
just get some excercises that you can play and play them as fast as you can
k..... it's both right and left, you don't want your right hand going faster than what your left hand can. i practice chromatic stuff , theres some articles on here on it
are you asking to get faster with your right hand?
metronome...everyone says it coz its true
Speed is achieved by economy of movement.
Yeah, speed = efficiency + accuracy. And lots of practice.
i realize that left and right have to work in harmony to achieve greater speed.. but i really thought speed was to be gained by working out your fretting hand more.. and the picking hand would just catch up... but i've heard the opposite recently.. i just don't know how to approach it... i remember practicing relentlessly for a few months a while back and just felt like i wasn't going anywhere... and now i really feel like i'm not going anywhere... i mean.. i can play along with damn near anything.. i just want more speed.. lol... economy picking... i've heard is the best way to go.. but watching some others i know... they do strictly up and down alternate picking... and they fly... its just frustrating... i've relegated myself lately to strumming chords on my acoustic.. haha.. or doing some jim croce progressions... ah well