#1
Hey all, ive been trying to play faster for weeks! i cant go any faster than i could almost two months ago, i play maybe 3 hours a day? i cant even play that fast!. its pissing me off! when i try go faster my left hand just stuffs up. But yet. i can tap faster with my left hand than i can pick? it makes no sense! how can i beat the mental block thats stopping me from going faster?
#2
well id u wanted to play faster try practising a certain thing cos it does help if you play 50 different things in 1 hour
#3
its not a mental block. your fingers just cant move fast enough, so you need to build the muscles which takes ages
#4
what are you trying to play faster? is it a scale, a song or just random stuff? remember that most speed comes from muscle memory, meaning if your just playing randomly, then its not really going to do anything.

also . . . i'd advise playing better to playing faster

o, and dont try to practice too fast. i know it feels counter productive, but slowing the lick your learning right down every now and again and then speeding it up is usually a good thing.
#6
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Hey all, ive been trying to play faster for weeks! i cant go any faster than i could almost two months ago, i play maybe 3 hours a day? i cant even play that fast!. its pissing me off! when i try go faster my left hand just stuffs up. But yet. i can tap faster with my left hand than i can pick? it makes no sense! how can i beat the mental block thats stopping me from going faster?


It's not a mental block, it's just a lack of ability.

You're not going to get a noticeable jump in speed over a couple of weeks, it takes years. Like everyone said, forget speed and concentrate on playing accurately - if you concentrate on playing cleanly then speed develops naturally over time. you can't force it, if you consciously try and play faster you'll either screw up or settle for playing crap.
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#7
Hmm it doesnt make sense to me still lol, then again i have only been playing for 2 years. oh well. trying to sink some satriani.. soo hard... arghhh
#8
What's not to make sense?

If you want to be able to play something properly at a certain speed you've got to first master it at a much slower speed and then all the speeds inbetween.
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What's not to make sense?

If you want to be able to play something properly at a certain speed you've got to first master it at a much slower speed and then all the speeds inbetween.


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