If you aren’t playing at the speed of at least 200 BPM in sixteenth notes, Mike Philippov’s latest article will greatly help you to get closer to this goal.
One way of developing speed, whether you’re a shredder or not, is to combine your picking and legato (slurring) techniques. Mike Philippov lays out some step-by-step exercises to help you gain both speed and accuracy in your playing.
Mike Philippov details five important steps to making memorable and interesting guitar solos. These are not only easy to follow, they also make a lot of sense!
Sweep picking isn’t easy. But if you look at the pitfalls you’re likely to run into, that can go a long way toward making this technique work for you. Mike Philippov examines the aspects of sweep picking that most players stumble on and provides some very helpful practice techniques.
Speed, as a technique, can excite and enthrall an audience. Far from being emotionless, speed requires quite a bit of emotion and desire to achieve. Mike Philippov examines how to use a metronome to help you achieve results in speed-as-a-goal practice.