#1
Ok does anyone have some good excerises to increase my finger and picking speed?

And to incororate my pinky into my playing..

thanks!
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#2
Lots and lots of correct practice.

Practice very slowly and make sure you have no excess tension or excess movement.

Use your pinky wherever it is necessary/most efficient.
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#3
I'll post an exercise I use tonight or tomorrow. It's a nifty little finger twister for all 4 fingers, and some of it will work your alternate picking as well.
Whatever you work with, make sure to go slow and make sure it's clean and accurate before upping the speed. A metronome is a must. And as AEnimus Prime said, relax. Play loosely and economically.
#4
Okay.

Well I have never really gotten into practice routines before, so I really am stumped at where to start..
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2.Smashing Pumpkins
3.Moneta
#5
Quote by Ænimus Prime
Lots and lots of correct practice.

Practice very slowly and make sure you have no excess tension or excess movement.

Use your pinky wherever it is necessary/most efficient.

Exactly. Here's an example of something you can apply all over the fretboard that will greatly help:

e-----------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-------
B------------------------------------------1-2-3-4------------------
G-------------------------------1-2-3-4-----------------------------
D---------------------1-2-3-4---------------------------------------
A-----------1-2-3-4-------------------------------------------------
E-1-2-3-4-----------------------------------------------------------

Play it descending as well.
#6
You'll also want to practice patters other than the usual 1,2,3,4 chromatics. Your fingers will need to be used to all sorts of stretching and patterning.