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post Aug 29 2008, 02:50 PM
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Hi everybody,

I just signed on GMC site. I´m a mid guitarist player and I hope I will improve my technique/musical habilities in this great site.

Mainly, right now, I have great difficulty in playing things of my favourite guitarrists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie moore, Satriani, etc... The problem... speed. Yes I know lot of peopple says speed is not needed to be a good guitar player, but I like some styles where speed is a need (neoclasical for example). So, What videos/practices do you recomend to improve my speed? I also need some good practie with legato and sweeping.

Another important thing I would really apreciate someone to advice me is how to practice this exercises because one of my problems is that I don´t really know how to practice this fast exercises. Should I play first slowly? Just move to the new metronome step when playing the video perfectly? Or should I follow a different method?.

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post Aug 29 2008, 02:53 PM
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Well, there's a serie of Malmsteen lesson (created by Gabriel Leopardi), you should also check Marcus Lavendell and Muris Varajic stuff.


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post Aug 29 2008, 02:53 PM
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QUOTE (HexDump @ Aug 29 2008, 02:50 PM) *
Hi everybody,

I just signed on GMC site. I´m a mid guitarist player and I hope I will improve my technique/musical habilities in this great site.

Mainly, right now, I have great difficulty in playing things of my favourite guitarrists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie moore, Satriani, etc... The problem... speed. Yes I know lot of peopple says speed is not needed to be a good guitar player, but I like some styles where speed is a need (neoclasical for example). So, What videos/practices do you recomend to improve my speed? I also need some good practie with legato and sweeping.

Another important thing I would really apreciate someone to advice me is how to practice this exercises because one of my problems is that I don´t really know how to practice this fast exercises. Should I play first slowly? Just move to the new metronome step when playing the video perfectly? Or should I follow a different method?.

Thanks in advance,
HexDump.

Hey there, and welcome smile.gif

I suggest that you use the search function, to find the specific techniques you wan't to work on go from there...
And always start things slowly first and then start building up your speed, once you feel comfortable with the lesson smile.gif
And metronome is a great tool to have as you can check your progress along with other things smile.gif

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post Aug 29 2008, 04:29 PM
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Check Kris' 101 for alt. picking. I think they are pretty helpful for developing speed

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Also Pavel has some alt. picking more advanced

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post Aug 29 2008, 04:38 PM
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Dude, a METRONOME. It's the key, I barely ever practice without one. You can't get to insane speeds cleanly and articulately without one. I don't care what ANYONE says about that. It takes time to get used to, it sounds ugly, but it's pretty sweet. You can also use a drum loop which is what I do (just the bass drum). I try to tell everyone to use a metronome but no one will listen to me =(
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post Aug 29 2008, 04:56 PM
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Hi There

And welcome to GMC, if speed is important to you, then it is important. The way I developed my speed was playing slow and fast at the same time.

You mentioned a few guitarists, with different tecniques, so you should first identify what the problem is and work on that. Satriani for instance has incredible legato fast licks, but since most of it is legato the right had tecnique is relatively easy when compared to Yngwie or Vinnie Moore.

If you are having a problem playing satriani, you need to practice legato and left hand tecnique, I did this first before moving on to alternate picking (Malmsteen style)

Then work on your right hand, find out what is the speed that you can play on one string, check out Muris Varajic Lesson called one string work out.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ionian-workout/

I find this lesson really helpful because it helps you identify how fast you can play on a single string which is easier.

After that check lessons with Alternate picking solos, there are quite a few here, amongst the craziest is Muris Varajic Extreme Neo-Classical

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...me-neo-classic/

I believe Yngwie himself couldn't play this at that speed, but practice with the slower backing tracks and increase your speed slowly.

Another trick useful to get faster is in this Forum Topic

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=18308

I developed a lesson based on this concept

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...veloping-speed/

So you have come to the right place, they key is practice, but with the lessons here you should have plenty of material to work on

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Marcus Lavendells three stage difficulty lesson.

Beginner solo
Intermediate solo
If you're Yngwie solo

Another three level lesson
Neo beginner
Neo Intermediate
If your Marcus...

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post Aug 29 2008, 05:37 PM
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Wow. Thanks a lot for all this great links and tips... gonna start playing aright now biggrin.gif, Work is over, and enjoy time comes in wink.gif.

Thanks in advance to all this nice community,
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post Aug 29 2008, 06:25 PM
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No problem we are glad to help a fellow player smile.gif

As for speed, it comes in time and with practice. Key word is practice, there isn't really any magic wand or magic trick that high speed exercises are executed. If you practice a lot, you will play fast - that's about it.

On top of that, this doesn't mean that you should practice anything to acquire high speeds. Proper approach with the metronome is needed. Follow advices that Marcus, Kris and Muris gave on speedpicking, and you should be OK. Always start slow, whole or half notes @60bpm, and advance up the tempo gradually. Work on as many combinations of AP string transfers, do arpeggios with scales in parallel, and everything else that you can think of. Take your time and build slowly. Key with speed is precision. If you stay precise from whole note @60bpm, and stay that way all the way up, you can push more and more speed. As soon as you start to feel that it sounds sloppy, take a break from that exercise and continue in a few days.


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post Aug 29 2008, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE (HexDump @ Aug 29 2008, 03:50 PM) *
Hi everybody,

I just signed on GMC site. I´m a mid guitarist player and I hope I will improve my technique/musical habilities in this great site.

Mainly, right now, I have great difficulty in playing things of my favourite guitarrists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie moore, Satriani, etc... The problem... speed. Yes I know lot of peopple says speed is not needed to be a good guitar player, but I like some styles where speed is a need (neoclasical for example). So, What videos/practices do you recomend to improve my speed? I also need some good practie with legato and sweeping.

Another important thing I would really apreciate someone to advice me is how to practice this exercises because one of my problems is that I don´t really know how to practice this fast exercises. Should I play first slowly? Just move to the new metronome step when playing the video perfectly? Or should I follow a different method?.

Thanks in advance,
HexDump.


ONE question, how are you picking?
I BETTT you're arm picking (which has like zero control.)

Look at muris, he positions his wrist at the bridge, for TOTAL control.
This IS the way to go.

Rustey cooley pulls off arm picking, I guess,but rustey sucks so let's not talk about him.

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and it doens't really matter what you play.
Make sure your guitar is high up, so that you can reach all strings, and that you're training all your fingers.

Diminished patterns may be cool to practise. you know, symmetrical lines.

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