One of the most effective methods I use to improve the speed and smoothness of guitar licks is to take a step back and explore different ways to optimise what I’m playing.
This can feel uncomfortable at first as you need to retrain your brain – and fingers – to approach things in a different way, but once you begin applying this simple concept to your playing you’ll begin to open up new ways to play licks faster and more fluently, whilst saving literally hours and hours of practice time!
Does your playing turn to mush when you try to pick at a high speed? In this lesson I’m going to take you on an epic picking journey and show you everything you need to know to improve your picking speed without sacrificing note clarity.
We’re going to push your hands to their physical limits – and then I’ll show you the only exercises you ever need to know to level up your picking speed (including a pattern which has improved my picking speed more than any other exercise I’ve ever learned).
A lot of people approach picking as a black and white thing but the right hand is often capable of adding so much to your playing than you might think!
In this video I’m going to go right from the top, breaking down my entire approach to picking and teaching you how properly utilise picking techniques to unlock extra expression in your playing, power in your chords and speed in your licks.
There are a few things people get wrong when they try to start playing at high speed, so let me show you exactly how to approach playing fast – from how to practice right up to choosing when and how to apply your new speedy techniques to your playing.
I’ve also got a great exercise to show you and there are lots of cool tips sprinkled throughout this lesson to get you going from 0-60 in no time!