Want to play guitar faster? Build your speed, get faster fingers, and more improve fret-hand accuracy with my ‘speed stacking’ exercise. This speed exercise is based on the idea of pushing ourselves to top speed for a short period of time, and then gradually starting to maintain that speed for longer. With practice, we can see dramatic results in our playing speed fast!
We’re going to look at increasing the speed of a repeating blues scale lick. It’s using hammer ons and pull offs and is a great way to speed up your fingers! But this speed exercise works for almost any lick, whether picked, tapped or whatever. So adapt the exercise to build your playing speed in whatever area you want to.
We’ll be using a metronome to build our speed in this lesson. A metronome is a great way to measure progress and to keep us in time. We start the metronome off slow and gradually increase it up to warp speed…
After finding your cruising speed (explained in lesson) push your speed by playing short repetitions of the lick at higher tempos. Keep going till your playing speed maxes out…then go back to the start again. Hours of fun, and guaranteed to increase your playing speed and make you a faster guitar player!