Speed basics Guitar Lesson – Step 2

Chromatic Guitar Lesson - S2
In this step, you'll discover the secret behind what we all deep down want to learn the most, how to play fast!

Play Fast

Let’s now work on what most guitar players desire most deeply, speed. The secret to playing fast is to practice with great accuracy and play in short bursts.

In the playlist above there are 6 variations, you should practice all, switching between them, and pushing the tempo using a metronome.


Let’s now do it all over again, with the same idea, just sweep it all!

This is indeed much more difficult, ensure you maintain great accuracy or you’ll never reach your goal, which is to play fast.

When you can play all these exercises well, you can move on to the next step. Speed needs to be built over time and practised in combination with other exercises.

You can always come back to these later on and see if you can play them even faster.

In step 7 and 8, we come back to this concept again, although then it will be more difficult as the rest will have moved.

when you’ve had enough of practising speed, move on to the next step, clusters.

Chromatic Guitar Lessons | Related Pages

Chromatic & Sweeping | Step-by-step guitar course

This is the second lesson of the Chromatic and Sweeping Course, we here work on speed.

The chromatic and sweeping exercises will sort out any problems you have with synchronizing your left and right hand as you play with a pick.

Take the Chromatic & Sweeping Course and you’ll will improve your accuracy, build speed, as well as train you in reading rhythms better.


Tap Tempo BPM Metronome T

Spytunes Tap Tempo Metronome can help you when practising songs and exercises by getting yourself organized.

Manually enter the tempo or simply tap it in. You can also add accents, helping you learn complicated rhythmical patterns.

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