#1
So I see some of my buddies shredding...

I tried to move my fingers in my right hand (I'm a lefty) as fast as I could, but it still doesnt even look like I can even move it as fast as some shredding speeds. Like, i'm talking just moving my fingers in the air, forget coordinating them to hit somewhere...

Can some people only move so fast? Or does that speed come ver a lot of time...?
#2
you just need to practice.
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#3
The muscles in your finger are the same as the muscles throughout the rest of your body. Heavy physical exertion over long periods of time will increase your ability to move them rapidly and precisely.
#4
That's stupid. Do you think olympic runners could always move their legs that fast?

It's just a lot of practice.
Last edited by Regression at Oct 26, 2008,
#5
nobody is physically impossible to shred except they dont have hands or something...

you just need practice...
#7
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nobody is physically impossible to shred except they dont have hands or something...

you just need practice...

I actually saw a guy with only one hand shred and he was amazing. Mind you the hook was on his pick hand...

Threadstarter : PRactice profoundly slow with a metronome until you can practice perfectly, then bump up the speed little by little.
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Quote by Shinozoku
: PRactice profoundly slow with a metronome until you can practice perfectly, then bump up the speed little by little.


This. In the words of Slash, Speed is a by product of accuracy. How do you get accuracy? Slow it down, teach your fingers what to do.
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#9
Lol, I didn't mean to make you feel stupid TS, just trying to show that practice does actually do something.
#10
it's all about the practice... however shreding sucks anyway :P
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#11
Quote by sbikram
nobody is physically impossible to shred except they dont have hands or something...

you just need practice...

watch this guy

It's actually very possible =)

though he does have one hand.
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Last edited by Samothomas at Oct 26, 2008,
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The muscles in your finger are the same as the muscles throughout the rest of your body. Heavy physical exertion over long periods of time will increase your ability to move them rapidly and precisely.


There are no muscles in your fingers.
Last edited by fps100 at Oct 26, 2008,
#13
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There are no muscles in your fingers.

wut?
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#14
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wut?


You have tendons in your fingers, the muscles are located in your hand and arm.
#15
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You have tendons in your fingers, the muscles are located in your hand and arm.

Bingo.

Anyway... Once you get the muscle memory going, it'll speed up naturally.

One of the keys to playing fast is to be VERY relaxed. If you try to force the speed with a tense hand, you'll get sloppy and slow results. Make sure you practice using a light touch and proper form. That's how the pros do it.
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#16
I have been playing for 1 year and 7 moths and I can somewhat shred...


That leaves me to believe that it depends on what you practice and amount of time you put into it.

Work on Chromatics, scales, string skipping, and legatos.
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There are no muscles in your fingers.

Semantics, semantics.
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Exactly, to play fast licks you don't move fingers faster, just lesser. Same logic apply to the picking hand.
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