#1
Basically, there are a number of songs that I could play if I could just pick faster (Number of the Beast, Master of Puppets, Phantom of the Opera, etc.), but are there any exercises or anything in particular I should practice to get faster? Thanks.
#2
Honestly, what I found that works is doing scales up and down, back and forth. Not only does it build speed and accuracy, you learn where scales are everywhere on the neck
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#4
Alternate pick scales. That's probably the best thing you can do.
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#5
Yes I've been able to alternate pick for a while, looks like scales are the way to go. Thanks for the help.
#6
I personally have a hard time alternative picking, so try tapping out notes, economy picking and hammer ons and pull ofs as an alternative.
#7
Chromatic scales up and down the neck and do different shapes, patterns, etc.

Do it slow, you don't want to end up playing sloppy.
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#8
What they said, alot of scales, slowly getting faster and faster and going all over the fretboard.
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#10
ye i have been having the same problems, i cant pick faster than the solo in bat country by avenged sevenfold.
what helped a little was:
play major scale using shred fingerings on clean and get faster gradually on metronmome
practice arpeggios on clean w metronome
alternate pick chromatic scales w metronome
economy pick 3 note per string method (malmsteen)
alternate pick pentatonic scales using 2 note per string(difficult) method w metronome

i only got a little faster practicing for a week like this, i guess it takes time