#1
Hey guys, I've been playing guitar for a year and 4 months, and I feel like i'm not progressing anymore.. i can play all major and minor scales in one, two, and three octaves. i'm working on harmonic minor now. most of the discouragement is due to the fact that there aren't many songs that i can play in their entirety. so, here's what i ask of you:

-What are some excersizes to improve speed (picking and fretting hand.)

-What are some fairly easy songs with fairly easy solo's?


The only cool solo i can play is Stairway to Heaven, and i'm a lot better at rhythm guitar, i can play most AC/DC, Metallica, and Judas Priest RHYTHM

So yea.. help me out, and i will be forever in your debt.
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#3
okay here the deal are you taking lessons cause this is the boat i was in

i had been taking lessons for 2 years and frankly i was where your at and well my mom cut my lkessons because of poor grades thats when i started to play around on my own when i simply experimented i became faster and alot better i feel like i can do way more now than i could back than

if thats the same deal with you i might suggest what i did
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#4
Get John Petrucci's DVD (Rock Discipline) and do that.
Do this: http://www.cyberfret.com/user-lessons/index.php?ID=185

Put time into learning solos to Metallica slowly and building speed on them when you're familiar (I know it's annoying but, hell, if there were something better you'd have heard about it already).
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#5
great advice, thanks alot!
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Even Dyer's Eve and Blackened? Kudos.
I'm feeling rather discouraged at the minute with my progress, as I don't learn full songs either. I decided to play "easy" songs and now I have a repertoire! Big confidence builder!
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Yea, just when you learn to 200bpm that scale, the new Dream Theater CD comes out, you listen to it, and *DEPRESSED*

Happens to me all the time. Have you listened to any songs on Suspended Animation? It's by John Petrucci and the songs in there are very inspiring.
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Yea, just when you learn to 200bpm that scale, the new Dream Theater CD comes out, you listen to it, and *DEPRESSED*

Happens to me all the time. Have you listened to any songs on Suspended Animation? It's by John Petrucci and the songs in there are very inspiring.

Constant Motion is a right bitch to play.
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#9
Your in a rut.
Your in that transition stage from covering guitar to playing your own ****.

Start dabbling in all forms of guitar based music, and start learning over time to improvise from many scales, eventually your find your taste and develop your own kind of style.
#10
Well if you can play the Stairway to Heaven solo in its entirety, you're doing pretty damn well.

Learn the solos to Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC), Back In Black (AC/DC), both solos in No One Like You (Scorpions), and that should keep you busy for about two weeks. Then shearch around for more cool beginner solos.
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#11
Guitar Pro software + Guitar Pro tabs of solos from this site + speed trainer function = win.