#1
I know theres a thread liek this every other day, but I need to know if there is anything I can do to gain speed with both my picking and fretting hands?

Lessons, excersises, tips, anything is appreciated.

Thanks
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#2
see the knobs on your guitar? twist them and they make you play faster. called speed knobs.

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#3
Metronome, Metronome, Metronome. I usually just go up and down the neck using all four fingers hitting each fret. So it would be 1,2,3,4....2,3,4,5....3,4,5,6... and so on, i usually go till my pinky hits the 12th fret and then go down to the 5th string and go backwards the same way, use a metronome to measure your speed everytime your first finger goes up a fret. its hard to explain, but maybe you get it...
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#5
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#7
The way I got my picking hand faster is pretty gay but it worked for me. I just tremelo picked the intro to Aerials by SOAD like |-33332222000000005555333322222222-.....-|

As far as your fretting hand, just keep plaing until you have where each fret is engrained in your brain so you don;t have to think of where to put it, it just goes there. It is not as big of a deal because you have 4 fingers but only one picking hand.
#8
If you want to speed up use the pck up and down it works but take time to get used to at first
#9
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The way I got my picking hand faster is pretty gay but it worked for me. I just tremelo picked the intro to Aerials by SOAD like |-33332222000000005555333322222222-.....-|

Tremolo picking the intro to "The Worst is yet to come" by Still Remains was less gay practice for me because the actual song is tremolo picking
#10
theres always hammer ons and pull offs to consider as well. They can bing your speed playing up a fair bit. Specially when you consider that you can get 3 or 4 notes per pic strike if you practice enough at it.
#11
i agree with the metronome just dont start at like 208 work your way up
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#12
When you say 208, do you mean picking the string once at every beat or is it like.... 4 times? Cause I can do scales hitting it once every tick at 208 but it doesn't seem fast...
#13
208 are the amount of BPM you have (Beats per minutes) 208 is pretty fast. Make sure you metronome is in 4/4 and go from there
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When you say 208, do you mean picking the string once at every beat or is it like.... 4 times? Cause I can do scales hitting it once every tick at 208 but it doesn't seem fast...


when practising with a metronome, you should initially practise 8th notes (2 per click), triplets (3 per click) and 16th notes (4 per click).
#15
Practice your scales with legato technique.

Always Acuuracy > Speed.
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