Tips for Playing Guitar

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by k_arvind, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. k_arvind

    k_arvind cool guitarist!

    can anyone suggest me some tips or exercises to improve the speed of playing guitar
  2. n buddies no one is giving tips n methods of playing chords
    help plzzzzzzzzz
  3. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    Use a metronome and play ur basic chromatic scales. Start off with a slow speed and gradually increase till u reach ur limit..and then try to better it the next day..getting the picture?
  4. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

  5. k_arvind

    k_arvind cool guitarist!

    thnxs for the tip dude, i'll try it as soon as possible and let u know.
  6. ananth222

    ananth222 Beginner

    You can try some excercises designed for speed.
    I am not a shredder, but I found some of these excercises very useful and helped me play much faster than I used to. Try this one for example:
    With a little practise its quite easy to play this at 180-200 bpm. Once you get the confidence, you can play other things fast too.
    Some additional tips:
    1. Maintain alternate up-down picking strictly at all times (there are other techniques but this is good at the beginning)
    2. Practise all excercises first starting on a down stroke, and again starting on an upstroke. This is very usefull, as it will make you "ambipickstrous" (as John Petrucci puts it), i.e. you will be able to play in any situation and not get caught on the "wrong stroke".
    Maybe the other shredding experts can show some more such excercises.
  7. k_arvind

    k_arvind cool guitarist!

    Thnxs for the tips ananth, i'll definately try them and let u know the result.

    Mr.CHILLER New Member

    sorry but i dont know

    sweetu u have a nice symbol guitar with rocking face .
    by the way how can we put it wher we want.
    can anybody tell me how points are earned and given.
  9. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    Amazing website ananth:beer:
  10. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    concentrate more on accuracy rather than speed....speed will catch up l8r on. accuracy is a must.

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