#1
I would say i have decent picking speed, but im a idiot with scales and stuff, can someone recommend me some exercises to build speed so i can play fast solos? thanks
#2
I have a whole set exercises that i started doing, i might type them out later. But check out Steve Vais 10 hour workout, thats full of exercises.
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#5
matt heafy had some good exercises in the new GW, like G Ionian mode with alternate picking and a few others, i might typeit out later.
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#6
Try useing your Wrist more then your arm then all you need to do is practice going back and forth faster and faster...try setting a metronome at a slow pace then keep speeding up intil your Tremelo Picking
#7
alright i tabbed it out, try this in order and use alternate picking and get faster and faster, three notes per beat. good luck.


G Ionian mode : G A B C D E F#

e---------------------------------5-7-8-8-7-5------------------------------
B---------------------------5-7-8-------------8-7-5------------------------
G---------------------4-5-7-------------------------7-5-4------------------
D--------------4-5-7--------------------------------------7-5-4------------
A-------3-5-7---------------------------------------------------7-5-3------
E-3-5-7---------------------------------------------------------------7-5-3


A Dorian mode : A B C D E F# G

e--------------------------------7-8-10-10-8-7-------------------------------
B-------------------------7-8-10---------------10-8-7------------------------
G-------------------5-7-9-----------------------------9-7-5------------------
D-------------5-7-9-----------------------------------------9-7-5------------
A-------5-7-9-----------------------------------------------------9-7-5------
E-5-7-8-----------------------------------------------------------------8-7-5


B Phrygian mode : B C D E F# G A

e-------------------------------------8-10-12-12-10-8--------------------------------------
B-----------------------------8-10-12----------------12-10-8-------------------------------
G----------------------7-9-11---------------------------------11-9-7-----------------------
D---------------7-9-10-----------------------------------------------10-9-7----------------
A--------7-9-10-------------------------------------------------------------10-9-7---------
E-7-8-10---------------------------------------------------------------------------10-9-7--


C Lydian mode : C D E F# G A B

e------------------------------------------10-12-14-14-12-10------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------10-12-13-------------------13-12-10---------------------------------
G-------------------------9-11-12-------------------------------------12-11-9-------------------------
D-----------------9-10-12-----------------------------------------------------12-10-9-----------------
A---------9-10-12---------------------------------------------------------------------12-10-9---------
E-8-10-12-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12-10-8-
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#8
say that trivium workout, whats like the concept of doing that, do it until i can do it insanely fast, and alternate pick..or? thanks for the help so far guys

EDIT: sorry didnt read txt about tab, any other practices?
#9
This one is from Gary Hoey, its a run from the fifth fret up to the 17th fret. Bars one and two are based on the A natural minor scale [A B C D E F G], also known as the pure minor scale and the Aeolian mode. 16th-note-triplet rhythm. Bar 5 slows to 8th note triplets and you play a one-octave A minor arpeggio [A C E] up and down. Followed in the 6th bar by a descending E major arpeggio [E G# B] that covers three octaves which takes you across all six strings, resolving into an A minor chord.

Sorry I didn't include the triplets but you should be able to figure that out, have fun.


Tuned one half step down (low to high : Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

Eb-------|---------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------12-13----12-13-15-17~--|
Bb-------|---------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------12-13-15-------15---------------|
Gb-------|--------------------5-7-9-10-9-7--------12-10-9----------|--14-12-10----------10-12-14---------------------------------|
Db-------|--------------5-7-9--------------10-9-7---------12-10-9--|-----------14-12-10------------------------------------------|
Ab-------|--------5-7-8--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb--16\--|--5-7-8--------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|


|--15-17-17-13-17-17-12-17-17-13-17-17-15-17-17-13-17-17-12-17-17-13-17-17-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|-15-17-17-13-17-17-12-17-17-13-17-17-15-17-17-13-17-17-12-17-17-13-17-17--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------12-15/17p12------------|--19p16-------------------------------------|-5---(5)\--|
|------13---------------13--------|---------17---------------------------------|-5---(5)\--|
|--14-----------------------14~~--|------------16\13---------------------------|-5---(5)\--|
|---------------------------------|-------------------14-----------------------|-7---(7)\--|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------14\11-14-------------|-7---(7)\--|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------12~~-(12)\--|-5---(5)\--|

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