#1
I spend lots of time trying to learn how to shred. I haven't been playing for 2 years so i can't really shred ( well not clean). My picking is ok but not crazy fast and my legato is pretty good. I was wondering what is more important to practice legato or speed picking.. Is it better to just only pick for speed or legato?? or both?? what should i practice more for speed picking or legato??
#2
i do both, just play it slow then play it gradually faster if you have a metronome it helps a lot then after you get the picking down good you wont need it any more
i know you've probably heard it 100s of times but practice is key haha
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#3
Quote by Relno
I spend lots of time trying to learn how to shred. I haven't been playing for 2 years so i can't really shred ( well not clean). My picking is ok but not crazy fast and my legato is pretty good. I was wondering what is more important to practice legato or speed picking.. Is it better to just only pick for speed or legato?? or both?? what should i practice more for speed picking or legato??


Practice them both, in any given situation the choice between the two should (to a point) be purely tonal.
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#5
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thanks for the help guys. I really like your music zap. good feel


High praise indeed, thank you
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#7
Where and when to use them is totally a style thing. That, and technical considerations - for example, you can play certain things with tapping (an extension of legato), which are not possible to pick.

In my opinion to be a well rounded rock guitarist, you can need a good command of both. These are real foundational building blocks of a guitarist. If you have good legato, alt picking, rhythm, bending and vibrato you've got all the tools you need to do some serious damage.