these tips can be handy for beginners but also for intermediate players. They’ll help you to play better and faster and to get more accurate fingers.
-Practice with a metronome. I can’t stress this enough. It’s really important that you train your timing. If you don’t have one, you can use this online metronome.
-Keep your fingers close to the fretboard. Do as less moves as possible.
-While playing a solo, place your finger to the back of your guitarneck. Not on the top. It isn’t good for your hand.
-Hold your pick between your thumb and the side of your forefinger. Look to this picture. If you take it with the thumb, forefinger AND middlefinger, you wont be able to do effects like pinch-harmonics.
-Use alternate picking. This means you first pick the string with a downstroke and then with an upstroke. I see some people only doing downstrokes and they’ll never be able to play any fast solo.
-Start practicing slow and control your finger moves and pick moves. Repeat this a lot and do it always a little bit faster. Make sure you do always the same moves. This is the only way to play fluid.
-If you want to learn to shred, start with a metronome very slow. Play 4 notes each beat and play always play this patern: fret 1-2-3-4 from the thickest string to the thinnest. Just do this every day a few times and put your metronome every day a little bit faster.