How To Play Faster: A Method That Actually Works - Guitar Lesson
Victor Simion
Oct 2 2021, 10:23 AM
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Interesting video that I came across and I want to share.



This goes against the typical advice that you need to play slow in order to get fast.
You will never get to run just by practicing walking.

Let me know what you think about this video.

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jstcrsn
Oct 2 2021, 12:02 PM
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to play slow and in sync , your hand has to sway larger just to keep time properly otherwise you will have to pick and pause pick and pause or a larger in time motion, and it is impossible for me to play in sync with minimal movements slower , and it took me time to realize there is a speed that all off a sudden minimalizes your picking hand movement , that's why picking a single note lets you focus on your picking hand to see at what speed that occurs. This is the speed you need to find and jump up to to practice tremolo picking. The speed just below this is the most difficult speed that's why finding this speed in necessary, cuase working up through this speed is impossible, so you need to jump over it.
For me it is right around 90 BPM and the jump occurs when I go from playing 4 notes per beat ( larger motion ) to 6 notes per beat and it minimizes without me even thinking about minimalizing movement when I am focused on playing the notes in time.

You can almost see it happen to him when he jumped to 190

But then yo will need to play slow to clean it up.. so yes and no

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Todd Simpson
Oct 3 2021, 12:44 AM
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The honest truth is that practice is the fundamental way to improve. How one goes about it can vary quite a bit. It's most important that one spends time with the instrument. It does take a village as they say. As long as one is working with solid foundational technique, it's really just a matter of time. Each player is a bit different of course and often will find some things work better for him/her.

At a very basic level, it's just about repetition. Once you establish solid technique and can avoid things like tensing up, picking from the elbow, etc. It's really just about putting in the time. The more you practice the better you'll get smile.gif

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