#1
I've been playing for about 2 years now, and most of my friends have been playing for 4-6 years, so I never have anyone to compare my skill level to. I was wondering how fast other people can play as well. Please post how many years you've been playing and how many BPM you can play 16ths at. I'm just looking for a general comparison. I know playing up and down a scale and playing actually melodies have huge skill differences.
#2
3 years, 16ths at 220.

As far as playing anything intelligable, I'm comfortable at about 180 (that "chromatic playground" excercise on Rock Discipline is great for it.)
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16ths at 168bpm, 11.2nps but speed is nothing.

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#8
Been playing 3 years, and can play as fast or slow as I need to.

I've never taken the time to actually count how many nps I can play, because let's face it, it's not important. As long as what you're playing expresses and idea, and fits the song, that's all that matters.
#9
16th notes at 120 I think, been playing for 3 years. Yes I know, I suck
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Approximately 6.02 x 10^23 notes per second.

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well... I guess I can make it up to 150or a bit controlled but then it get out of hand real quickly... 3 years kinda...
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Approximately 6.02 x 10^23 notes per second.

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and 13 or 14 nps, not exactly sure how to subdivide. 2 years, by the way.
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#13
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3 years, 16ths at 220.

As far as playing anything intelligable, I'm comfortable at about 180 (that "chromatic playground" excercise on Rock Discipline is great for it.)


Bull****. You can play something like Far beyond the Sun at 220? Mate, if that was 3 years of practise, you'd be ****ing famous.

I would say "pics or it didnt happen" but kind of defeats the point seeing as firstly pics would not justify your speed and secondly this is not the pit.

As for me, 3 years practise as well, but I can do 16ths at about 140-150 consistently, on a good day around 160.
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Bull****. You can play something like Far beyond the Sun at 220? Mate, if that was 3 years of practise, you'd be ****ing famous.

I would say "pics or it didnt happen" but kind of defeats the point seeing as firstly pics would not justify your speed and secondly this is not the pit.

As for me, 3 years practise as well, but I can do 16ths at about 140-150 consistently, on a good day around 160.


By "playing 16th's at 220", I meant alternate picking the open E string up to tempo with a metronome. It really isn't that hard to do that fast.

And as I said, as far as intelligible things, I can play around 180. Theres also the whole issue of having to be able to write music in order to be famous.

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Approximately 6.02 x 10^23 notes per second.



You suck!!

i can hit 1.60 x 10^-19 nps with both hands behind my back..

erm...

but yer, a couple of years ago when i was into building my chops, i was hitting legato sextuplets at 190, which is like...err 19nps...

but now im nowhere near that, im beyond the whole play as fast you can...i can play as fast as i ever need to..and thats enough for me

ive bin playin about 6 years now
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3 years, 16ths at 220.

As far as playing anything intelligable, I'm comfortable at about 180 (that "chromatic playground" excercise on Rock Discipline is great for it.)

I hate that exercise but, I love the book. Guess I'm not patient. I can play the rhythm to through the fire and flames easily and its 16th at 200bpm. i know i can go faster though
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been playing for about a year and 3/4 lol can play open E 16ths at around 240
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I hate that exercise but, I love the book. Guess I'm not patient. I can play the rhythm to through the fire and flames easily and its 16th at 200bpm. i know i can go faster though


Yeah, I play that sometimes to :p

I don't like the song of Dragonforce much, but I tried learning alot of the more "impossible" licks from the solos and the experience helped me out alot.
#19
Usually if i want to learn something "insane" i just pick short licks from the greats but i rarely do that so i just improvise over a few keys. Oh yeah i've been playing a year and a half but i practice ALOT
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#20
16ths at 160. Im comfortable at 120 though. I can play a really fast lick though (16ths at 208) but thats only one lick.

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By "playing 16th's at 220", I meant alternate picking the open E string up to tempo with a metronome. It really isn't that hard to do that fast.

And as I said, as far as intelligible things, I can play around 180. Theres also the whole issue of having to be able to write music in order to be famous.

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Ohhh open E... yeah like... 16ths at 208
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#21
I dunno, I hardly play fast, though doing I can do sixtuplets at 76 with imimim in a scale. I hit eighty playing open E.

EDIT: Been playing the classical guitar for 2 years, though the first year I ****ed around and only learned one pieace. So more like 1 year of heavy practicing.
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#22
jeez i have no clue.... approx 10 nps cleanly after i've warmed up good.... i question how many of these "13 - 14 nps" statements are cleanly though, especially after only a couple years of playing. thats just me though, i play pretty friggin quick and i don't really need to go much faster than what im doing know. of course i'll keep going b/c like i say its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. but really though, 16th @ 220? that would totally lose note definition.... it's essentially 32nd notes @ 110 bpm and i'm not really buying that. i question if some of the world famous shredders out there can go that fast.
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jeez i have no clue.... approx 10 nps cleanly after i've warmed up good.... i question how many of these "13 - 14 nps" statements are cleanly though, especially after only a couple years of playing. thats just me though, i play pretty friggin quick and i don't really need to go much faster than what im doing know. of course i'll keep going b/c like i say its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. but really though, 16th @ 220? that would totally lose note definition.... it's essentially 32nd notes @ 110 bpm and i'm not really buying that. i question if some of the world famous shredders out there can go that fast.


We're talking about trem. picking on an open E. Its not that difficult.
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