Guitar Guru Reveals Techniques For Playing Guitar Fast And Clean
Tom Hess shows guitar players how to practice to play at faster speeds more easily.
At the start of his resource, Tom Hess discusses some of the bad advice that causes many guitar players to make mistakes while playing fast: "A lot of guitarists are told to simply practice at slow speeds, then eventually work their way up to faster speeds until they can play a tough lick perfectly. This works sometimes, but the types of mistakes that occur at slower speeds and very different than the ones that occur at faster speeds. In the end, you will waste tons of time using this method only to end up without the results you want."
Tom Hess outlines a 7 step approach that he has used in his own guitar playing so he can fix mistakes at higher speeds. Here is a short excerpt:
"After you've chosen the exercise or lick you want to work on, use a metronome to identify the exact tempo at which the mistakes occur. Make sure to write this down for yourself. Once you've done this, set the metronome to about 5 beats or so below this tempo."
"Next, choose only one note from the item you are practicing and focus on playing that note as perfect as possible. As you do this, don't worry about making mistakes on any other notes, just allow them to be in the background."
In addition to offering a step by step approach to fixing mistakes during fast guitar playing, Tom Hess also gives additional tips to help guitarists get more value from his advice.
Tom Hess's free online resource about playing guitar fast can be found on his website tomhess.net: