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Ok so Im really noticing how much I need to improve my right hand. Its to the point where it cant keep up with my left and just gets sloppy. And yea I do the 1234 generic excercise with my metrenome but i dont see to be making any gains. Maybe im not utilizing the metrenome the way i should be to progress, or what.

I just really need some help or drills, excercises, or ways to use my metrenome properly so that i can make progress with picking. What are ways you gained speed above 4ths at 110 bpm because that seems to by my limit.

Thanks.
#2
try these
1234
1243
1324
1342
1423
1432

try recording yourself and try to see some mistakes.. and oh yea the ones above are left hand accuracy exercise

if you want to build your speed
why not try triplets
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#3
Try tremolo picking. Like what you hear in black/death metal songs.

Also, you could have your pick too far "into" the strings. Try easing up on it and you will have less friction from the pick/string contact.

Do the chromatics slowly, but correctly. Your "muscle memory" will allow your hands to remember how to do it easier, and it will just come easier as you increase tempo.

Lastly, is your right hand comfortable? Does it feel like there is a lot of tension when you try to pick fast? If so, you should pinpoint where exactly you are tense, and just relax. Rest your hand on the bridge if necessary. Just play slow while relaxed, and keep speeding up while trying to minimize strain and tension in your hands.
#4
u will play 100% faster if u put your hand on the bridge while playing. its kinda hard to get used to but the wrist movement is waaayyyy faster than the full arm movement. this is good for picking but not strumming
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#5
I also have a lot of trouble with my right hand. It sometimes won't keep up wth my left hand, or it will miss a string when I try to pick it. How far into the strings should you be picking anyway? I try not to hit them to hard but I feel that my right hands gets even sloppier if I don't actually feel my pick touching the strings.
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Quote by The Unforgaven
u will play 100% faster if u put your hand on the bridge while playing. its kinda hard to get used to but the wrist movement is waaayyyy faster than the full arm movement. this is good for picking but not strumming


thats what i do and my fretting hand can barely keep up, but it does
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#7
Quote by Dardarian
I also have a lot of trouble with my right hand. It sometimes won't keep up wth my left hand, or it will miss a string when I try to pick it. How far into the strings should you be picking anyway? I try not to hit them to hard but I feel that my right hands gets even sloppier if I don't actually feel my pick touching the strings.


The pick should stick out no more than 1/4" from your index/thumb (or finger choices), at least for speed picking.
#8
Quote by The Unforgaven
u will play 100% faster if u put your hand on the bridge while playing. its kinda hard to get used to but the wrist movement is waaayyyy faster than the full arm movement. this is good for picking but not strumming


Holy motherfucking god.

You didn't really just say that, did you?

Has it never occured to you that people who don't rest their hand on the bridge pick with their wrist, too?

Quote by lespaulrocks39
Rest your hand on the bridge if necessary. Just play slow while relaxed, and keep speeding up while trying to minimize strain and tension in your hands.


Resting his hand on the bridge will not minimize strain and tension in his hand.
#9
yeh what you said 'anchoring' is in fact a reason why you could get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and it certainly aint nice
#10
Paul Gilbert doesn't anchor. Personally I don't see any problems with his alt picking speed do you? Here are some exercises from his intense rock videos that really helped my picking. I highly suggest them

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