#1
ive been working on my legato for quite sometime now and I havent been able to increase my speed. I've been practicing the same way that I practice everything else, by going through it slowly and then gradualy speeding it up. I guess im trying to ask is there maybe a better way to practice legato, because I haven't been seeing very much results this way?
#2
I'm pretty sure legato is a thing you just have to practice like you're doing.
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#4
I'd say that there's no real key to getting fast at legato quickly, just like anything else. Though In order to practice hammer ons and pulloffs between all of your fingers, try this:

     S  S S  S S  S S  S  S S  S S  S S  S S  
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B||------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------5h-6p-5------------------|
D||------------5h-6---------6p-5-------------|
A||-------5h-6-------------------6p-5--------|
E||--5h-6-----------------------------6p-5-7-|
     1  2 1  2  1 2 1  2  1 2  1 2  1 2  1 3 
 
  S  S S  S S  S  S S  S S  S S  S  S S  S  
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------------5h-7p-5------------------------|
-------5h-7---------7p-5-------------------|
--5h-7-------------------7p-5---------5h-8-|
------------------------------7p-5h-8------|
  1  3 1  3 1  3  1 3  1 3  1 3  1  4 1  4 
 
  S  S S  S  S S  S S  S S  S  S S  S S  S  
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-------5h-8p-5-----------------------------|
--5h-8---------8p-5-------------------6h-8-|
--------------------8p-5---------6h-8------|
-------------------------8p-6h-8-----------|
  1  4 1  4  1 4  1 4  1 4  2  4 2  4 2  4  
 
  S  S  S S  S S  S S  S  S S  S S  S S  S   
--------------------------------------------|
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--6h-8p-6-----------------------------7h-8h-|
----------8p-6-------------------7h-8-------|
---------------8p-6---------7h-8------------|
--------------------8p-7h-8-----------------|
  2  4  2 4  2 4  2 4  3  4 3  4 3  4 3  4 
 
  S S  S S  S S  S  S S  S S  S S  S  S S     S S  S S  H.             
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--7-----------------------------6h-7p-6----|-------------------------||
----8p-7-------------------6h-7---------7h-|--6----------------------||
---------8p-7---------6h-7-----------------|----7p-6-----------------||
--------------8p-6h-7----------------------|---------7p-6------------||
  3 4  3 4  3 4  2  3 2  3 2  3 2  3  2 3     2 3  2 3  2

#5
Quote by TheShred201
I'd say that there's no real key to getting fast at legato quickly, just like anything else. Though In order to practice hammer ons and pulloffs between all of your fingers, try this:

exercise goes here


That is the single greatest legato exercise you will ever see, practice it well.
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#7
^ I always hated that exercise, but may add it to my routine if you give it the 5 out of 5...

Legato is hammerons and pulloffs.
Speed is economy of motion and relaxation.

Work on those 4 things and you will have faster better legato.
#8
I learned this lick from Paul Gilbert last year. I practiced it for a while and eventually it spanned out into all kinds of different licks that I now use for blazing legato.


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------8p6p5-----5h6h8------------------8----------------------8------
----------------7------------------------------------------------------------
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#10
Quote by metal4eva_22
ive been working on my legato for quite sometime now and I havent been able to increase my speed. I've been practicing the same way that I practice everything else, by going through it slowly and then gradualy speeding it up. I guess im trying to ask is there maybe a better way to practice legato, because I haven't been seeing very much results this way?


I know this sounds odd but legato scales slowly and then speed them up gradually.
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#11
Quote by GetOutOfMyYard
I learned this lick from Paul Gilbert last year. I practiced it for a while and eventually it spanned out into all kinds of different licks that I now use for blazing legato.


It's a good lick and a sure fire way to sound like PG that's for sure but unless you've got pretty good basic legato chops it's not the most useful thing in the world; you need a good deal of finger independence to make it work at speed.
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#12
Quote by metal4eva_22
ive been working on my legato for quite sometime now and I havent been able to increase my speed. I've been practicing the same way that I practice everything else, by going through it slowly and then gradualy speeding it up. I guess im trying to ask is there maybe a better way to practice legato, because I haven't been seeing very much results this way?


Try this dude

http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/0333034/details.html
#13
If those exercises aren't enough try some songs which contain a lot of legato. A good example is Home by Dream Theater. You need to practise legato integration as well as legato on it's own.