#1
How the hell did you learn to play this kind of lick as fast as it's normally played

#3
how though, i've been practicing that kinda lick for over 4 months and i still can't that fast.

I'm talking about specific types of exercises to work that kinda stuff
#4
thats actually pretty easy, and I'm not that good of a player -
you keep your pointer on the two 12th frets, and your middle on the 14th fret and bending, and your ring on the 15th doing the pull off

i can barely do the first riff like that in stairway to heaven though, - The hamer ons got me
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#6
i would use third finger for the bend
12 for the 1st finger and 4 finger for 15 if you are trying to do bends with 2 or more fingers it kind of slows you down for me thats the case so i try to use one finger

maybe that could help you out another thing you could do is just keep first finger barring the 12 and not moving it from there and you do other stuff but keeping the note ringing might not give you the kind of sound you want it sounds a little messy

and is basically alot of practice slow it down and work your way up there's no easy way speed takes time to develop
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#7
Quote by majonior
1) fret notes
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#8
That's part of the solo to Pearl Jam's Alive right?


If it makes you feel any better I think that's one of the hardest licks from that solo. It took me quite a while to get it down too.


aside from doing basic finger exercises I eventually got it up to speed by playing that lick really really slow, until the motion became almost second nature.

Don't keep trying to play it at perfect speed

play it slow until the motion becomes comfortable and accurate....then it's speed up by itself.
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#10
Quote by mattj2192
how though, i've been practicing that kinda lick for over 4 months and i still can't that fast.

I'm talking about specific types of exercises to work that kinda stuff

Then you're not good enough yet.

If you want to nail a solo then the best thing to practice is the solo itself, if it's specific bits that you struggle with then practice those bits. Practice them at a speed you can play them perfectly and gradually look to build up the speed over a few weeks. Use a metronome and when you feel comfortable with it increase the speed by a few bpm.

However, if the song is too far ahead of yor current all-round ability level then you're going to struggle imensely - 4 months is a long time to be working on something and chances are you need to improve a bit more before that particular solo is a realistic goal. There's nothing to be gained from banging your head against a brick wall, that won't help you progress.
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#11
Practice it slow, then increase the speed. Just looking at it, here's how I would play it.
Downstroke the bend, bend with my ring finger, string-skip to an upstroke for the 12 on the e string, downstroke for the 15-12 pull off and repeat.
You should just find a method that suits you though, and practice.
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Then you're not good enough yet.

If you want to nail a solo then the best thing to practice is the solo itself, if it's specific bits that you struggle with then practice those bits. Practice them at a speed you can play them perfectly and gradually look to build up the speed over a few weeks. Use a metronome and when you feel comfortable with it increase the speed by a few bpm.

However, if the song is too far ahead of yor current all-round ability level then you're going to struggle imensely - 4 months is a long time to be working on something and chances are you need to improve a bit more before that particular solo is a realistic goal. There's nothing to be gained from banging your head against a brick wall, that won't help you progress.


No, it's not that because I can play harder licks than that, it's just that one specific lick that I can't get.
#14
well then you have your answer.

go back. go slow. make sure you're not gripping the fretboard to hard otherwise you'll have a hard time getting your fingers to move quickly and accurately. most people have a tendency to do that while bending.

what, in specific, within the lick are you having trouble doing?
#15
Quote by mattj2192
No, it's not that because I can play harder licks than that, it's just that one specific lick that I can't get.


...well, what is "hard" anyway? Clearly there is something harder about this given lick than those "harder licks" that you claim to be able to play. My advice: attempt to play through this lick at normal speed. Make mental notes of the exact spots that you seem to struggle with, and then practice those parts very slowly with a metronome, gradually increasing speed. If you struggle with the whole thing, well then it's even more simple: practice the whole thing damn slowly. We all have to do it at some point or another. I do it everyday with new licks that I learn.