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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by krazy_olie, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. krazy_olie


    May 10, 2004
    Ok i have no idea why but with both a pick and fingerstyle i can play really fast, only trouble is, it's relatively pointless as my left hand can never keep up, any suggestions?
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Forget speed, start slow and then build speed.

    Run scales in all twelve keys, and slowly increase speed. If you have a metronome you can measure the speed increases better. Start really slow, boringly slow and then increase 10 BPM every time you feel comfortable, and start over when you make a mistake.

    Hope that helps.
  3. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Yes, start slowly. This will help you concentrate on the technique more and help you build up the dexterity in your hand(s) as well as hone in your fingers accuracy as to where the fret it. Remember, if you cant play it slow, you cant play it fast either.
  4. That is very true....practise makes perfect...start it slow and build it up