#1
i rekon to do this i need extensive theory and knowledge of scales

i also think i need to work on my alternate picking, frethand economy and probably learn how to sweep pick

what else do i need to know? and what songs should i learn to get me started?
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#3
hangar 18 by megadeth is probably the best place to start because it incorporates a little bit of everything
#4
+1 to "Bark at the Moon". Also, check out some of Ozzy's stuff from when Randy was around. And for pentatonics-- a good start for learning scales-- Zakk has it down, along with almost every Metallica solo. Oh yes, and learn your arpeggio shapes, not just for sweeping, but break them down into other things.
#5
whichever song it doesn matter, just start slow enough to hit every note accurately then speed up over time. its boring as hell but it works. other way is to do it at the regular speed and keep doing it til its accurate enough.
#6
I know its cliched but use a metronome. You can get free online ones if you google it. Don't start off to fast and make sure you get the basics of picking before you turn up the BPM.

Start with the pentatonic shapes.
#7
theres a few ways of doing it, one is like someone said, start off slow.. another use a metronome and increase the speed in blocks of say, 8 or 16 or you could try ''revving'' so play a lick at a certain tempo and then play it as fast as you can for like 2 seconds or something and then go back to playing it at the tempo before. It helps with stamina too


I basically stole all of that from JP's rock discipline :P [check that out too ! the whole thing is on youtube]
#8
cheers, any other suggestions?
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#10
Universal Mind by LTE The intro would be great tool to enhance your string skipping.
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#12
Man, sticking around these threads really helps me too. I popped in Kill 'em All for the first time in years in another thread and now I'm listening to Rust in Peace. But Randy's always in my circulation. But back on Topic: I don't think the use of the metronome can ever be overstated in shred technique. It = speed discipline. Also, sweep-picking can wait. I'd say learn it only if you really obsessively want that specific sound. And don't forget about your right hand technique. Shred depends on your right hand accuracy.
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