I've been playing for 5 years but i'm finding that i'm not picking right in some places like in metal i've been picking up and down on parts that should be just down. I just need a good practice ritual. Different type of picking exercises, right hand exercises, left hand exercises, etc. I want to practice right, that would improve my playing drastically.
This is one of my 'rituals'
What i would do for instance is play a wide ass stretch from the high E to low E.
Like 19 17 15 12 from the high E and do the same thing down to the low e and back up.
Its weird at first but it works.
I usually pick every note and play it quite fast.
Sounds like a Petrucci lick lol.